Pyramind Institute for Digital Audio Training co-founder Matt Donner has penned Pro Tools Overdrive!, an advanced book on Pro Tools (up to Version 6.7). Tips offered include automating Reason synths within Pro Tools, making higher-quality mixes through better gain-stage management, creating multiple headphone mixes for artists during recording, setting up 5.1 mixes, and saving sessions to travel with your client to another studio or to another application. Thomson Course Technology, $39.99; www.pyramind.com.
Tim Crich has released the second edition of his Recording Tips for Engineers, which is geared toward engineers of all levels who encounter a problem mid-session and don't have time to pore over manuals. Topics include mic choice, setup and placement; EQ and compression; recording drums, guitars and vocals; and advice on how to prepare and conduct recording sessions of different durations (three-hour, three-day, three-week, etc.). Focal Press, $29.95; www.focalpress.com.