Pro Tools 5 for Macintosh and Windows : Visual Quickstart Guide (Visual Quickpro Guide)

Pro Tools 5 for Macintosh and Windows : Visual Quickstart Guide (Visual Quickpro Guide)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 430 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780201795349
  • DDC分類 006.5

Full Description


Pro Tools is the industry standard for recording and editing digital audio. Its elegant interface and powerful editing features make it the most widely used digital audio software by professional recording producers, musicians, home studio professionals, and quality-minded hobbyists worldwide. Using the easy-to-follow visual format of the Visual QuickStart Guide, Pro Tools 5 for Macintosh and Windows will show readers how to make multitrack audio recordings using Digidesign's Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools Free software. The body of the book will offer concise, step-by-step instructions on how to use Pro Tools' main functions, including recording, editing, mixing, and effects processing. It will also introduce and explain the basics of automation, MIDI sequencing, and file management in Pro Tools. It will also show readers how to setup and use several Digidesign hardware systems, including the Digi 001, Mbox, and Audiomedia III.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       xi
Part I: Getting Started with Pro Tools LE 1 (50)
Setting Up Your Pro Tools LE System 3 (6)
Understanding Pro Tools LE Systems 4 (1)
System Requirements 5 (2)
Installing System Hardware 7 (1)
Installing Pro Tools LE Software 8 (1)
Software Basics 9 (14)
Understanding Sessions 10 (7)
Configuring Your System 17 (6)
The Mix and Edit Windows 23 (28)
The Mix Window 24 (15)
The Edit Window 39 (12)
Part II: Recording in Pro Tools 51 (94)
Starting a New Session 53 (20)
Creating a New Session 54 (7)
Creating an I/O Setup 61 (7)
Creating Custom Session Templates 68 (3)
Sharing Sessions Between Pro Tools LE and 71 (2)
Pro Tools TDM
Working with Tracks 73 (16)
About Track Types 74 (1)
Creating New Tracks 75 (1)
Naming Tracks 76 (1)
Assigning Audio Track Inputs and Outputs 77 (3)
Viewing Tracks 80 (3)
Using Track Controls 83 (2)
Grouping Tracks 85 (4)
Getting Ready to Record 89 (18)
Setting Record Modes 90 (2)
Record-Enabling Tracks 92 (4)
Setting Audio Input Levels 96 (3)
Monitoring Audio 99 (2)
Minimizing Monitor Latency 101(2)
Allocating Hard Drives 103(1)
Allocating Hard Drive Space 104(1)
Recording to a Click Track 105(2)
Recording and Playing Back Audio 107(20)
The Transport Window 108(3)
Recording Audio Tracks 111(3)
Punch-Recording Audio 114(2)
Using QuickPunch 116(2)
Loop-Recording Audio 118(1)
Auditioning Takes 119(2)
Recording to Playlists 121(1)
Recording from a Digital Source 122(1)
Playing Audio Tracks 123(4)
Managing Audio Files 127(18)
Locating Audio Files 128(2)
Importing Audio 130(4)
Setting Sample Rate Conversion Quality 134(1)
Importing Tracks 135(3)
Exporting Audio 138(2)
Compacting and Deleting Audio Files 140(3)
Transferring Audio from CD (Macintosh Only) 143(1)
Backing Up Your Files 144(1)
Part III: Editing Audio 145(84)
Editing Basics 147(30)
Editing Audio in Pro Tools 148(1)
Understanding Regions 149(2)
Viewing Regions 151(6)
Working with Playlists 157(2)
Using the Audio Regions List 159(5)
Using Multiple Undo 164(1)
Setting Edit Modes 165(2)
Using Rulers 167(2)
Using Memory Locations 169(8)
Working with Regions 177(36)
About Selections 178(2)
Selecting Regions 180(2)
Changing a Selection's Length 182(1)
Nudging Selections 183(1)
Extending a Selection 184(2)
Using Selection Indicators 186(1)
Tabbing to Transients 187(1)
Making Timeline Selections 188(1)
Creating New Regions 189(3)
Placing Regions in Tracks 192(2)
Aligning Regions 194(2)
Identifying Sync Points 196(2)
Trimming Regions 198(3)
Nudging Regions 201(2)
Using Edit Commands 203(3)
Duplicating and Repeating Regions 206(2)
Shifting Regions 208(1)
Quantizing Regions 209(1)
Locking Regions 210(1)
Muting/Unmuting Regions 211(2)
Advanced Editing 213(16)
Creating Fades and Crossfades 214(10)
Creating Fades and Crossfades in Batches 224(1)
Repairing Waveforms with the Pencil Tool 225(1)
Stripping Silence from Regions 226(2)
Inserting Silence 228(1)
Part IV: Mixing Audio 229(80)
Mixing Basics 231(22)
Creating Stereo Mixes 232(7)
Understanding Audio Signal Flow 239(3)
Assigning Inputs and Outputs 242(1)
About Inserts 243(2)
Assigning Sends 245(2)
Using Output Windows 247(3)
Creating Submixes 250(3)
Adding Effects to a Mix 253(32)
What Is a DSP Plug-in? 254(1)
About Plug-ins as Inserts 255(2)
Inserting Plug-ins on Tracks 257(1)
Using Plug-in Windows 258(4)
Bypassing Plug-ins 262(1)
Adjusting Plug-in Parameters 263(2)
What Is EQ? 265(2)
Using EQ 267(1)
Using Dynamic Effects 268(3)
Using Key Inputs for Side-Chain Processing 271(1)
Creating Effects Loops 272(2)
Using Delay Effects 274(3)
What Is Reverb? 277(1)
Using Reverb 278(2)
Using External Hardware Effects 280(2)
Using AudioSuite Plug-ins 282(2)
Improving RTAS Plug-in Performance 284(1)
Automating a Mix 285(14)
About Automation Modes 286(1)
Enabling Automation 287(2)
Writing Automation 289(2)
Viewing Automation 291(1)
Automating Sends 292(1)
Automating Plug-ins 293(1)
Editing Automation 294(3)
Thinning Automation 297(2)
Mixdown and Mastering 299(10)
Bouncing to Disk 300(3)
Setting Bounce Options 303(3)
Mastering Basics 306(3)
Part V: MIDI Sequencing 309(46)
Recording MIDI 311(24)
What Is MIDI? 312(2)
The Difference Between MIDI and Audio 314(1)
MIDI in Pro Tools 315(2)
OMS and MIDI Setup 317(1)
Selecting MIDI Inputs 318(2)
Sending MIDI out of Pro Tools 320(1)
Recording MIDI 321(2)
Recording Multiple MIDI Tracks 323(2)
Punch-Recording MIDI 325(2)
Loop-Recording MIDI 327(3)
Sysex Data and Pro Tools 330(2)
Working with MIDI Files 332(3)
Editing MIDI 335(20)
MIDI Regions 336(2)
Views for Editing MIDI 338(2)
MIDI Playlists 340(1)
Entering and Deleting MIDI Notes Manually 341(2)
Editing MIDI Notes Manually 343(1)
Editing MIDI Velocity 344(3)
Editing MIDI Controller Data 347(3)
Using Pro Tools MIDI Operations 350(2)
The MIDI Event List 352(3)
Part VI: Getting The Most From Pro Tools 355(16)
Optimizing Performance 357(14)
Managing CPU Power 358(6)
Using Plug-ins Efficiently 364(2)
Using Hard Drives Efficiently 366(5)
Appendix A: Connecting Your Studio 371(20)
Connecting Your Studio to the Digi 001, 372(3)
Mbox, or Audiomedia III
Connecting Audio Sources to Digi 001 375(5)
Connecting Audio Sources to Mbox 380(3)
Connecting Audio Sources to Audiomedia III 383(1)
Connecting Audio Monitors 384(3)
Connecting MIDI Devices 387(1)
Connecting External Hardware Effects 388(3)
Appendix B: Setting Preferences 391(12)
The Preferences Dialog Box 391(1)
Display Preferences 392(2)
Operation Preferences 394(2)
Editing Preferences 396(2)
Automation Preferences 398(2)
Processing Preferences 400(1)
Compatibility Preferences 401(1)
MIDI Preferences 402(1)
Glossary 403(8)
Index 411