Series: Skill Pack
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 2 edition (November 30, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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This book is very useful and is 90% hands-on with the CD included having Pro Tools sessions for all examples.All examples are easily accessed, being set up with Pro Tools markers. It is worth the money!
Overall, great resource. If you're new to the world of recording and Pro Tools this book will help demystify mixing. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about mixing in the Pro Tools world
I'm just working through this book. I completed Ch. 1 and I must say this is an AWESOME book. I am an experienced Pro Tools user and I have learned a TON about mixing using the hands-on activities. Everything is clearly explained. I'm looking for a book to use in a Pro Tools course that I'm teaching this summer that goes beyond the basics of starting to use Pro Tools. So far, the other texts I've checked out have been too much talk/discussion/text and not enough hands-on. This book is all about getting hands-on. I spent about an hour and half slowly working through Ch. 1 this morning and learned so much from the EQ examples. Mixing is a very difficult art to teach but Smithers does a great job. Highly recommend this book for anyone who wants a hands-on book to go beyond the basics of using Pro Tools and really get a feel for what the professionals do to make a song sound great.FYI - I'm currently using PT 11. I believe this text was written for an older version of PT (maybe PT 8?) but everything has opened just fine so far.
I've been a post-production sound engineer for more than twenty years, and I am also a trainer. As the latter, I find the exercises to be a very effective way to teach the art of mixing. They move at an excellent pace, and give the beginner a fantastic opportunity to learn about EQ, dynamics, time-based effects and various special effects, and how they are used within a mix. There is also a chapter on advanced dynamics for the intermediate user, some very useful chapters on automation and stereo enhancement, and some great tips on how to achieve an interesting and dynamic mix. All in all, an excellent, hands-on training manual, which is especially useful for the kinesthetic, rather than theoretical, learner.
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