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Pro Tools 101 Official Courseware, Version 9.0 [Paperback]

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Jan. 3 2011
Pro Tools 101 Official Courseware takes a comprehensive approach to learning the fundamentals of Pro Tools. Now updated for Pro Tools 9, this new edition covers everything you need to know to complete a Pro Tools project. Learn to build sessions that include multitrack recordings of live instruments, MIDI sequences, software synthesizers, and virtual instruments. Through hands-on tutorials, develop essential techniques for recording, editing, and mixing. The included DVD-ROM offers tutorial files and videos, additional documentation, and Pro Tools sessions to accompany the projects in the text. Developed as the foundation course of the official Avid Pro Tools Certification program, the guide can be used to learn on your own or to pursue formal certification through an Avid Authorized Training Partner. Join the ranks of audio professionals around the world as you unleash the creative power of Pro Tools.

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Part I: BACKGROUND INFORMATION. 1. Getting to Know Pro Tools. 2. Getting Inside Pro Tools. Part II: WORKING WITH SESSIONS. 3. Creating Your First Session. 4. Making Your First Audio Recording. 5. Importing Media into Your Session. 6. Making Your First MIDI Recording. 7. Selecting and Navigating. 8. Basic Editing Techniques. 9. Basic Mixing Techniques. 10. Finishing Your Work. Part III: HANDS-ON PROJECTS. 11. Prelude. Project Introduction and Setup. 12. Project 1. Music Hands-On Project. 13. Project 2. Post Hands-On Project. 14. Part IV: Course Completion. 15. Overview. Information for Course Completion.

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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT THANK YOU Oct. 13 2013
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Thanks this is a great book and showed up on time. This was also a very good discount considering how much textbooks are today.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Some one forget something! July 2 2011
By Billie Pelfrey - Published on Amazon.com
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OK, it is a five star item, YET, someone at kindle forgot we need to be able to download the content of the DVD-ROM to complete the coursework on the book! DO NOT BUY KINDLE VERSION until they fix this, OR Buyer beware!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great March 2 2013
By Reader - Published on Amazon.com
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As a newcomer to Pro Tools, I certainly learned a lot from reading this book; however, I learned even more from Pro Tools Ignite by Andrew Hagerman (also available on Amazon). If for some reason you can't get your hands on a copy of Ignite, then Courseware 101 would certainly be an acceptable substitute, especially if you're new to Pro Tools. Ignite, however, is my top recommendation.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very basic for beginners. There are much better books available. June 17 2011
By A. Munoz - Published on Amazon.com
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This book starts with the very most basic general concepts regarding digital recording tech info and the history of Digidesign. I have a little experience in the Logic Pro and I thought this would help me with the transition to Pro Tools. Although this book is good for some people, it is a bit of a waste if you have a general knowledge of how DAWs work. This book is for the most early of beginners. it can be a good reference, but it is not a complete reference (basic use only). For a beginners book I would give this 4 stars, losing one star for the graphics being black and white (and too dark to see clearly), and for calling this book Pro Tools 9 and leaving some Pro Tools 8 graphics in as pictures.
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2.0 out of 5 stars The absolute BASICS Dec 1 2012
By April Whelan - Published on Amazon.com
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This covers only the absolute basics. If you don't know how to open up Pro Tools, this can help you do that. Perhaps you don't know the history of Pro Tools, since that matters. It explains what the main buttons do. It couldn't tell me how to do a program change on MIDI files to determine instrument type. The index on the book is terrible and caused a lot of frustration.

I am still trying to find anything useful in this book. They really need to update the photos as some reviews have mentioned.
Depending on your experience this book is a hit or miss.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre book... has trouble with invisibility, i.e., print quality problems Oct. 11 2012
By Evan M. - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is definitely for beginners. I thought that'd be a good thing since I was moving up to version 9 of Pro Tools and thought I'd be covering my bases by not missing any vital information that way, but because it's written at such a basic level it's easy to surpass the information in it. I had it for about two hours before I had questions to which it didn't have the answers. So the depth of the book is just disappointingly thin.

The thing that causes me to rate it a 2, rather than a 3 however, is an unacceptable problem with printing quality. Many pages are faint or even blank for lack of ink. The index and table of contents are printed fine though for my particular copy, so I'm aware of the topics for which I'm missing out. This is the first textbook I've encountered that has been made to such a poor standard. I didn't have the time to work my way through the book until the return period expired, so that part is my own fault. But the fact that this problem exists at all is frustrating and reflects poorly on Avid.
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