"Well illustrated with plenty of screen-grabs, it's a must for Pro Tools users." Lighting & Sound International
Pro Tools LE and M-Powered is an authoritative guide to Digidesign's entry-level hardware and software systems. Illustrated throughout with color screen grabs, the book starts by giving you useful overviews and advice about the hardware options available. Subsequent chapters are packed with easy-to-follow instructions, valuable hints and time-saving tips on how to use the software.
For troubleshooting technical problems, advice on purchasing decisions or inspiration for new ideas, keep this book by your side as a vital reference point.
- Full coverage of all new features in version 7
- Information on tempos, clicks and grooves
- Two chapters on MIDI
- Useful tutorials on using Reason, Live and SampleTank
- Recommendations on backups and transfers
- Guidance on the DV Toolkit for post production
About the Author
- Become an expert in Pro Tools LE and M-Powered and learn how to maintain a healthy computer system
- Gain the skills you need quickly with step-by-step tutorials to help you master the tools and techniques of the software
- Get creative with recording, mixing and editing projects and realise the full potential of your system
Mike Collins is a music technology consultant and writer who has been making music in London's recording studios variously as a MIDI programmer, session musician, recording engineer, producer and arranger since 1981. He offers freelance Pro Tools engineering, consultancy, troubleshooting and personal tuition, as well as presenting seminars and lectures on related music technology and audio recording topics. Mike has written over 500 articles for magazines such as Macworld (UK), Pro Sound News Europe, Sound on Sound and AudioMedia, and for Electronic Musician and MIX in the USA.
Mike's wide-ranging career and experience enables him to bring excellent insight from all sides into his writing, from technical detail to creative expression. Starting out as a musician and club DJ in the 1970's, Mike moved into professional recording in the 1980's, initially as a Songwriter/Producer for EMI Records. Later he worked as a Songwriter for Chappell Music; as a Film Sound Consultant for Dolby Labs; as a Music Producer for TV recordings; and as Senior Recording Engineer and Music Technology Specialist at Yamaha's London R & D Studio. Throughout the 1990's Mike worked as a MIDI Programmer on records, films and music tours with bands such as the Shamen and film composers such as Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Arnold. Mike was Executive Consultant to Re-Pro (The Guild of Record Producers and Engineers) between 1996 and 1999 and Technical Consultant to the Music Producers Guild (MPG), contributing to the Education Group and organising and presenting Technical Seminars between 1999 and 2002. He has a BSc in Electroacoustics and an MSc in Music Information Technology.