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1st Edition

In the Box Music Production: Advanced Tools and Techniques for Pro Tools

ISBN 9780415814607
Published July 29, 2014 by Routledge
686 Pages 250 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Sure, you can import and mix a track in Pro Tools. You can work with MIDI and you know your way around the Edit window. The UI is as familiar as your most broken-in pair of jeans. We get it—you don’t need another button-pushing guide starting from the ground floor.

Get uniquely in-depth coverage instead with In the Box Music Production: Advanced Tools and Techniques for Pro Tools. Author Mike Collins splits the book into three distinct sections covering how you use Pro Tools now—whether you’re working with the synths and samplers or loops and beats of a dance or hip-hop project, the soaring vocals of the next pop sensation, or the lush layers of an instrumental world music track. Use Pro Tools to its full potential with advice on studio techniques and full exploration of its internal capabilities. Learn to leverage Pro Tools and make it work for you with this guide that is fully grounded in real-world applications and process.

This book assumes that the user has some music production experience and has worked through the basics in Pro Tools.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part 1 - Working with Loops and Beats in Pro Tools: Chapter 1 - Bringing in Audio & Loops; Chapter 2 – Working with Regions and Loops; Chapter 3 – Beat Detective; Chapter 4 - Elastic Audio; Part 2 - Working with Virtual Instruments in Pro Tools: Chapter 5 – Creating and Working with Beats; Chapter 6 – Working with Virtual Instruments; Chapter 7 – ReWire Applications; Part 3 – Studio Techniques for Pro Tools: Chapter 8 – Vocal Production, Effects & Manipulation; Chapter 9 – Audio Signal Processing & Effects Creation; Chapter 10 – Mastering & Delivery

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Mike Collins is a studio musician, recording engineer, and producer with more than thirty years’ experience making records. He has many credits on UK chart singles and albums, for radio and TV broadcasts, advertising jingles, and movie scores. Mike has regularly reviewed music and audio software and hardware and written about a variety of audio and music production topics, with more than 2500 articles and reviews published in Future Music, Macworld, MacUser, Personal Computer World, Sound On Sound, AudioMedia, Studio Sound, Electronic Musician, EQ, MIX, Pro Sound News Europe, and others. He is also an established studio musician, MIDI programmer, recording engineer, and producer working on Top 40 albums and singles in top London recording studios. In 1997, Mike set up a project studio equipped with a high-end Pro Tools system and has since been involved in everything from dance remixes to TV ads, background and featured music for TV and video, album editing and compilation, and, since 1999, producing jazz, blues, and soul recordings.