Higher Education

Mixing in Pro Tools: Skill Pack, 2nd Edition

  • Brian Smithers
  • ISBN-10: 1598639722  |  ISBN-13: 9781598639728
  • 256 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $26.25



Completely updated for Pro Tools® 8, Mixing in Pro Tools: Skill Pack will help you boost your understanding of the art and craft of creating great-sounding mixes using Digidesign’s industry-standard DAW Pro Tools. Starting with the basics of essential processors and working up to advanced signal routing and sophisticated sonic manipulation, this book will help you to produce polished professional-sounding mixes. As you work with the sample sessions on the included CD-ROM and the hands-on tutorials in the book, you will develop your ears as you expand your knowledge. Unlike other books with companion discs, the source files on your Skill Pack CD-ROM are an essential part of this book’s tutorials—they are not there as mere examples; they are the building blocks from which you’ll construct the projects. The result is a fully integrated learning experience—you’ll learn by applying the skills you’ve been taught through real-life experience.

Features and Benefits

  • Truly focused content allows the reader to hone a specific skill within the application.
  • Completely updated to cover the latest version of the Pro Tools software.
  • Perfect for any musician, engineer, or music producer who uses Pro Tools and wants to focus on crafting great-sounding mixes.
  • Pragmatic, hands-on approach develops the reader's mixing "chops" as it demonstrates important concepts.
  • The book plus CD-ROM combination offers a unique learning experience for readers.

Table of Contents

1: Equalization.
2: Dynamics.
3: Time-Based Effects.
4: Special Effects.
5: The Rough Mix.
6: Advanced Signal Flow.
7: Automation.
8: Bouncing Your Mix.
9: Doubling Parts.
10: Stems and Submixes.
11: Advanced Dynamics.
12: Stereo Enhancement.
13: External Effects.
14: Managing Mix Resources.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Brian Smithers

Brian Smithers is a classically-trained musician, conductor, and composer who has been performing and teaching music for more than twenty years. He has served as conductor of the world-famous Walt Disney World Band and has contributed articles to Keyboard Magazine, Music & Computers, and Electronic Musician. An accomplished recording engineer, he founded a Web site that was for years the only sustained Internet resource for laptop-based music production. As Course Director of Audio Workstations and Advanced Audio Workstations at Full Sail Real World Education, Smithers coordinates and guides the curriculum of one of the largest digital audio workstation lab environments in the world. He also teaches music technology at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.