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Pro Tools 101 Official Courseware, Version 8 [Paperback]

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Jan. 21 2009
Digidesign?s Official Pro Tools 101 Courseware takes a comprehensive approach to learning the fundamentals of Pro Tools|HD®, Pro Tools LE®, or Pro Tools M-Powered? systems. Now updated for Pro Tools 8 software, this new edition from the definitive authority on Pro Tools 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 Digidesign Training and Education program, the guide can be used to learn on your own or to pursue formal Pro Tools certification through a Digidesign-authorized school. Join the ranks of audio professionals around the world as you unleash the creative power of your Pro Tools system.

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Digidesign, a division of Avid, is the industry leader in digital audio production, providing the professional music, broadcast, multimedia, and film industries with tools for audio creation, post production, collaboration, and distribution.

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Amazon.com: 3.8 out of 5 stars  22 reviews
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book for the beginner!!! May 3 2009
By Gadget Geek - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is absolutely perfect for the beginner/intermediate user of any DAW outside of protools. I dove into protools before getting this book and managed to do a few recordings on my own; this book allowed me to do basic things that I didn't know were possible or made things I was already doing a bit easier or allowed me to go further with each feature.
The problem many people have with this book is the DVD that comes with it. You need quicktime and you also need to copy the files to your pc; they play horribly from the dvd-rom drive or don't play at all; once you copy the files/folders to your mac or pc; you're good money!!!!

Buy this book; you won't be sorry!
22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Essentially OK But... May 15 2009
By Radiovespa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is OK as far as it goes. It's all technically accurate and fairly well organized. But it's instructionally lacking in my opinion because the exercises aren't integrated into the lessons. Instead there are two exercise projects at the end of the book. It would be much better if you were able to practice a particular procedure related to the specific lessons in the chapters.

My other criticism is that this book assumes all users are music producers. For good or ill, Pro Tools has become the industry-standard audio production software. But not everyone who uses it makes music. Many of us make radio documentaries and features. We may use the same tools as music producers but how we approach the work is different. It would be good if training material such as this book acknowledged other user types and offered material from their perspective.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars protools 101 review March 26 2010
By Jay B. Sandifer - Published on Amazon.com
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informative. helpful. I was looking for more help with various plug-ins. a little more interaction would be nice. more video tutorials would be nice.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best! Aug. 17 2010
By 513RD MAN - Published on Amazon.com
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I had six audio classes, this should of been the first book we used! I got more from this book than I did taking the classes. If you are new to Pro tools 8, this is a good beginners book! It has two tutorials that walk you through projects that will help you get to know pro tools. The included DVD has additional instructional videos on it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful and informative.... Jan. 7 2010
By Joe F. DeWitt - Published on Amazon.com
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I am half way through this book and find it very informative and useful to learn the Pro Tools interface. There is a lot of information and it's a great resource to have in your library for whenever you have a Pro Tools question. I would get it if I were you!!

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