This book teaches the basics of composing, recording, editing, mixing, and processing audio using the free Pro Tools | First software. Designed for the beginner in digital audio, Getting Started with Pro Tools | First: Audio Production Basics offers a first step for aspiring audio engineers, new media professionals, and anyone else seeking better results for their audio endeavors.
The authors cover basic computer and digital audio workstation concepts, audio and MIDI recording techniques, the Pro Tools user interface, techniques for selecting and navigating, fundamentals of mixing and signal processing, and options for creating a stereo bounce. They also provide plenty of power tips for going beyond the basics using many of the same tools the pros use to unleash the true power of this award-winning technology.
This book serves as a resource both for Pro Tools | First users and for users of commercial versions of Pro Tools software. Readers who are running a paid version of Pro Tools software can use the techniques and exercises in this book with virtually identical results to those running Pro Tools | First.
Getting Started with Pro Tools | First: Audio Production Basics is an invaluable guide for anyone learning to work with DAWs.
About the Authors:
FRANK D. COOK (Sacramento, CA) is President of NextPoint Training, Inc., a Pro Tools Author, an Avid Master Instructor, and an Adjunct Professor at Sacramento City College and American River College in Sacramento, California. Cook writes Pro Tools books for the Avid Learning Series. He also teaches all levels of Pro Tools certification to students in the Sacramento region and to educators worldwide who aspire to become Avid Certified Instructors. His company, NextPoint Training, Inc., provides tools and technology to empower students and educators, including the Elements ED online learning environment (ElementsED.com).
ERIC KUEHNL (Berkeley, CA) is a Director of Partner Programs at NextPoint Training, Inc., an Avid Master Instructor, and Co-Director of the Music Technology Program at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. Kuehnl is a composer, sound designer, and educator. Previously, he was an Audio Training Strategist in the Avid Education Department, and a Senior House Engineer for Sony Computer Entertainment America. He holds a Master’s degree from California Institute of the Arts, a Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin Conservatory, and studied composition at the Centre Iannis Xenakis in Paris.