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Best Pro Tools Guide?
Old 29th December 2010
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Best Pro Tools Guide?

Any recommendations for a good guide for pro tools 8?
Old 29th December 2010
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There's one by FOCAL PRESS , called the Pro Tools guide .
Check it out at Amazon .

There's also the 101 Pro Tools , but I don't think it's worth ...
Old 29th December 2010
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This may sound completely annoying and very unhelpful, but quite honestly, the best way of learning is doing. Any questions you have; Feel free to ask them.

We were all new to x piece of hardware or software at one time, there is zero shame in that.

The majority of the guides I've seen for sale aren't worth the paper that they're printed on.
Old 29th December 2010
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...The majority of the guides I've seen for sale aren't worth the paper that they're printed on.
I pretty much agree. I think Pro Tools is a much deeper program than it first appears to be.

You are essentially assembling an optimum mixing console for each project. This has been wonderful for those of us who learned recording using large consoles and patch bays because it lets us patch up the same setups we've always used. The problem is how does one write a guide for people who have never used a console? It's all about signal routing and how to use it to make recording and mixing easier.

I've been using Pro Tools since version 1.0 and still learn something every single time I watch a knowledgeable user work. Just like a console the only real way to learn is working as an assistant.
Old 29th December 2010
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Buy the official courseware. Pro Tools 101. It's an awesome book. Very well laid out and detailed. - paul
Old 29th December 2010
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This may sound completely annoying and very unhelpful, but quite honestly, the best way of learning is doing. Any questions you have; Feel free to ask them.

We were all new to x piece of hardware or software at one time, there is zero shame in that.

The majority of the guides I've seen for sale aren't worth the paper that they're printed on.
This post isn't worth the space it takes up.

There a tons of features, key commands, etc..that you would otherwise never discover unless you went to school or had a book.

101 book is good. You can also go with this one.

Pro Tools 8 Power!, Christopher R. Burns, (9781435455771) NOOKbook (eBook) - Barnes & Noble

But look around...all of them are going to give you SOMETHING whether it be review or not.
Old 30th December 2010
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Buy the official courseware. Pro Tools 101. It's an awesome book. Very well laid out and detailed. - paul
Good to know. I just moved to PT9 from Cubase and had the PT9 version of this book saved for purchase once it is released. Thanks!
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