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Old 08-23-2004, 11:50 PM
The_Crimson_Idol The_Crimson_Idol is offline
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Hello all,

After some weeks reading you everyday Ive decided to register and enter the world of pro tools (well, in fact I decided to start when I saw the TDM studio of a friend of mine... doomed bastard ). Ive decided to start just with a mbox to start learning the system and spend some money on a few books.

After reading a lot of reviews, Ive decided to buy these two:

Pro Tools 6 for Macintosh and Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
The Musician's Guide to Pro Tools

The first one seems a beginner one, and the second one has a lot of nice reviews.

What do you think about these books? Do you own any other and would like to recommend it?

Also, has anybody made a Berkleemusic online course? Im thinking in enroling in one of them, but Im not sure if its worth the money (Ive read a lot of nice thing about the course and the teacher, David Franz).

Thanks for everything, and please excuse me for my bad english (Im a spanish folk).
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Old 08-23-2004, 11:56 PM
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http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CoolSchStPTLE/
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CoolSchool8/

Those might be a good start for you. I have the second one which is more geared towards the TDM version but it should help anyone trying to learn Pro Tools.
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Old 08-24-2004, 01:13 AM
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Umm... Both look great. Maybe theyll be my next buy.

What about Pro Tools Videos Webpage? Anybody has suscribed to them?
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Old 08-24-2004, 01:19 AM
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Pro Tools 6 for Macintosh and Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide) is your BEST bet for a PT book. It's become my bible in the studio sitting right next to my console.
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Old 08-24-2004, 04:48 AM
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Hi i used this, http://www.digidesign.com/disk/diskflix/, which i found very helpful. I know it does nto go into loads of detail, but it helped me alot
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Old 08-24-2004, 07:22 AM
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Theres also a list on the DIGISTORE of good books you can buy for ProTools LE, one of my Favorites that I skimmed through was the ProTools 6 Ignite book.

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Old 08-24-2004, 09:45 AM
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Visual quickstart guide is your best bet definately.
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Old 08-24-2004, 11:03 AM
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Before enrolling in an online course, or maybe even buying some of these books, see if anyone you know has them that you can borrow.

Also, go to a local bookstore and look at them. In my area, I've seen lots of Pro Tools books at Borders, Books-a-Million, and Barnes & Noble. You can sit in there and read through books before buying them, they even set up chairs so that you can do that.

When buying the book, consider whether you are buying it to learn about recording in general, or to learn about Pro Tools. A lot of these books do both. Some might be more geared towards one or the other.

If I'd suggest one book for you, it'd be "Producing in the Home Studio with Pro Tools." It's published by Berklee press.

Don't forget about the Pro Tools manual! IOt's damn good for learning Pro Tools.

Check out some online help sites to jump-start your learning.
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Old 08-24-2004, 11:23 PM
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Quote:
Before enrolling in an online course, or maybe even buying some of these books, see if anyone you know has them that you can borrow.

Also, go to a local bookstore and look at them. In my area, I've seen lots of Pro Tools books at Borders, Books-a-Million, and Barnes & Noble. You can sit in there and read through books before buying them, they even set up chairs so that you can do that.

When buying the book, consider whether you are buying it to learn about recording in general, or to learn about Pro Tools. A lot of these books do both. Some might be more geared towards one or the other.

If I'd suggest one book for you, it'd be "Producing in the Home Studio with Pro Tools." It's published by Berklee press.

Don't forget about the Pro Tools manual! IOt's damn good for learning Pro Tools.

Check out some online help sites to jump-start your learning.
Hi pal,

Unfortunatly, here in Spain we still live in neolithic in some aspects, and this aspect is one of them

Ive had to buy the books to amazon france (the books are more expensive than in amazon usa, but s&h is quite cheaper) because here its imposible (neither in spanish libraries nor spanish internet libraries) to find any. I was almost decided to buy the book you said, but I think that 2 books for begining is enough. Anyway, Ill keep buying more, I like that way of learning. And maybe Ill enroll not the next course after the september one (Im a bit out of money right now).

Thanks for everything pals.
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Old 08-25-2004, 06:58 AM
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Where can I find the Visual Quick Start Book?

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