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Thompson Takes Pro Tools Into “Overdrive”

Thomson Course Technology, publisher of computer education products and services and part of The Thomson Corporation, issues Pro Tools Overdrive!, an advanced book on Pro Tools that aims to guide semi-experienced and experienced users to more effective and successful sessions
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Thomson Course Technology, publisher of computer education products and services and part of The Thomson Corporation, issues Pro Tools Overdrive!, an advanced book on Pro Tools that aims to guide semi-experienced and experienced users to more effective and successful sessions—whether it’s to produce, record, compose, mix, edit or create sound for film.

With coverage on the latest 6.7 version, this concise and practical guide provides “power tips” gleaned from the author Matt Donner’s experience as a Pro Tools user. The book’s nonlinear format enables readers to benefit without having to read from beginning to end.

“My clients never simply sit back and listen,” says Donner, “they always peer over my shoulder to see how I made that really fast edit or what key-command I just used. Now, I simply point them to the right chapter and off they go! High-level users will appreciate some of the tips from other Pro Tools experts with experience from places such as George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch and Dolby Labs. Mid-level users will learn quickly through the simple language and real-world application examples.”

Over the course of his career, Donner has used Pro Tools on Sundance feature films as well as hundreds of records. Currently one of the only Certified Pro Tools instructors in San Francisco, Donner teaches hundreds of students annually at the school he co-founded, Pyramind (www.pyramind.com).

Pro Tools Overdrive! is one of the first in a series of Overdrive! books launching this year. Overdrive! rounds out Thomson Course Technology PTR’s music technology series as the advanced level offering, with the Ignite! series for beginners, and the Power! series for intermediates. Pro Tools Overdrive! is available online and in bookstores throughout the U.S. for $39.99 ($53.95 Canada). Visit www.courseptr.com/musictech to view the company’s current and upcoming titles.