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Old 05-13-2012, 08:04 PM
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Hello,

I recently finished the Pro Tools 8 101 Official Courseware and I was looking for some projects or good books to get some more hands on experience.

I don't have a bunch of money to spend on 110 so I figured I could supplement it with books until I figure out if it's worth it.

I have also complete 2 courses with Pro Tools in college, but they were largely unorganized and more focused on recording one's own songs instead of learning mixing, editing, and mastering Pro Tools.

What I'd love is more project files (Like the ones on the 101 CD) to just mess around with and see if I can make sound good.

I've exhausted all the tutorials vids on my books CD and the training DVD that came with PT8, any good website and/or book suggestions for a next step would be great!

Thanks :)
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:01 PM
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If someone can provide a link here(or maybe do a google search) there have been a handful of popular recording artists that have actually posted complete sessions for download. That's a great learning tool. If you have a basic setup with a few mics and headphones, find a local talent(band, duo, songwriter, etc) and offer up free recording time. There's not much that is a good substitute for actually diving in and "getting your hands dirty" I also remember a book called Pro Tools Ignite(for an older version of PT) that had some lessons as part of its teachings(and they were good at specific aspects of recording. The youtube is another great source of tutorial videos too. Or maybe find a local studio that is an established Pro Tools setup that might allow you to sit in or intern
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Mike Senior's book "Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio" is an excellent book on mixing. His companion website:

http://cambridge-mt.com/

Has links to a ton of multi-tracks.

Another cool spot is:

http://weathervanemusic.org/

Mike's site has many links to the above site.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:58 AM
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If you have a basic setup with a few mics and headphones, find a local talent(band, duo, songwriter, etc) and offer up free recording time. There's not much that is a good substitute for actually diving in and "getting your hands dirty" The youtube is another great source of tutorial videos too. Or maybe find a local studio that is an established Pro Tools setup that might allow you to sit in or intern
Thanks for the input! I do have a mini set up to fiddle with what I learn in classes to a greater degree. I just need to find some people who want to record. (So far no bites)

Most of the videos on YouTube were too slow paced for me I already know what everything is, now I need to know how to take it that step further. But the pro tools accelerated tutorials were really nice actually.

I'm definitely checking out a studio for an internship! Thanks for the help :)

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Mike Senior's book "Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio" is an excellent book on mixing. His companion website:

http://cambridge-mt.com/

Has links to a ton of multi-tracks.

Another cool spot is:

http://weathervanemusic.org/

Mike's site has many links to the above site.
I'll check the book out, it seems to have really good reviews! I'm going to read up more on it then probably grab it :)

I was a bit confused about the weathervane, then I found the raw session audio link O.O Thank you so much that is awesome! Are there any other sites like this? Thank you, thank you!
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:35 AM
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These are two i like. You can look inside these on Amazon.

Pro tools for Musicians and Songwriters by Gina Fant-Saez
http://www.amazon.com/Tools-Musician...9&sr=8-1-spell

Pro Tools for Music Production by Mike Collins (there are earlier editions too)
http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Tools-Prod...7088529&sr=8-1
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:36 PM
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Alright!

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. Now I have a bunch of stuff to mess around with and try out.

Thanks
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Take a look to my book "Pro Tools in One Hour (coffee break included)" in electronic or paperback version.
Here's a link: http://www.gtcs.it/websitegtcs/Engli...resources.html
(you can read a review on the April issue of Sound On Sound or on the Pro Tools Expert web site)

It's the result of years of experience in using and teaching PT. Hope it helps.

The foreword has been kindly written by Bob Katz.

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Take a look to my book "Pro Tools in One Hour (coffee break included)" in electronic or paperback version.
Here's a link: http://www.gtcs.it/websitegtcs/Engli...resources.html
(you can read a review on the April issue of Sound On Sound or on the Pro Tools Expert web site)

It's the result of years of experience in using and teaching PT. Hope it helps.

The foreword has been kindly written by Bob Katz.

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Here's a very popular remix/stems website. Some well known artists have made their tracks available for re-mixing here.
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