Pro Tools puts professional recording and music productionsoftware in the hands of anyone with the appropriate hardware andthe knowledge to use it. Musician and recording engineer JeffStrong guides you through the latest version of this complexprogram, offering twice the content of the official guide at alower price. Eight minibooks cover recording basics, gettingstarted with Pro Tools, recording audio, editing audio, managingMIDI, mixing, mastering, and getting your music to the masses.
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Are you thinking of getting started in home recording? Do youwant to know the latest home recording technologies? HomeRecording For Musicians For Dummies will get you recordingmusic at home in no time. It shows you how to set up a home studio,record and edit your music, master it, and even distribute yoursongs.
With this guide, you?ll learn how to compare studio-in-a-box,computer-based, and stand-alone recording systems and choose whatyou need. You?ll gain the skills to manage your sound, take fulladvantage of MIDI, mike common instruments, do overdubs and replacemissed notes, understand the mastering process, and prepare yourmusic for duplication.Explains how to put together all the things your home recordingstudio should haveShows you how to perform multitrack recording and venture intoMIDI sequencingDetails ways to clean up your tracks by becoming an expert atmixing and editingAddresses choosing the gear that suits your projectWalks you through adding computers and software to yourrecording tools and enhancing sound with professional editingtipsFeatures instructions for setting up microphones, connectingelectronic instruments, and orking with MIDI and electronicinstrumentsIncludes advice for editing tracks, mixing, mastering, anddistributing your songs
Whether you?re a beginning musician or a pro, Home RecordingFor Musicians For Dummies teaches you home recording basics soyou can begin recording music at home and create great CDs.
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The guitar is one of the most versatile instruments in the world, which is why it's so appealing to musicians. Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition gives you everything a beginning or intermediate acoustic or electric guitarist needs: from buying a guitar to tuning it, playing it, and caring for it. Fully revised and updated, with online video and audio clips that help you learn and play along, you'll explore everything from simple chords and melodies to more challenging exercises that are designed to satisfy players of all levels. Additionally, new players can dive into the basics of guitar and accessory selection. Whether you prefer the cool sounds of the acoustic or the edgier tones of the electric, your guitar will get a lot of use as you play your way through the lessons presented in this integral book. But your journey doesn't stop at the last page! With an updated multimedia component, you have access to more than 80 online videos and 35 audio tracks that help build your talent.Play along with online videos and audio tracks to develop and reinforce your new skillsTune your guitar, change strings, and make simple repairs to keep your instrument in working orderChoose the right guitar and equipment for your needsExplore numerous musical styles, including rock, blues, jazz, and country
Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition guides you in the development of your strumming talent—and who knows where that can take you!
Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies offers simpleexplanations on how to record music in a home studio, no matteryour style, method, or sound. With expert guidance every step ofthe way, you'll find the answers to your questions about choosingequipment, recording tracks, editing, mixing, mastering, and more.Updated to reflect the latest home recording technology, this newedition addresses styles from live bands to electronica with easynavigation to the information you need most. Beginners will findstraightforward instruction on the fundamentals, while moreexperienced home recording engineers will appreciate insight to thetricks the pros use.
With home recording gear increasingly approaching professionalquality, the home studio is no longer the domain of the DIY-or-die.Even professional musicians are saving studio fees by recording athome, and today's plug-and-play technology makes high-quality soundaccessible to those with a more amateur level of experience andbudget. Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies gives youthe information you need to set up your studio and use it like apro:Choose the right gear for the job, and set up for qualitysoundLearn the fundamentals of recording, from choosing a mic toworking with a mixerMaster MIDI, multitrack recording, and audio capture foroptimum sourcingEdit, mix, and master your tracks, and add effects to enhanceyour sound
Don't let poor audio quality distract from your music. Find outwhat tools you need, how to use them, and how to follow thetime-tested steps of making a record. You spend valuable timedeveloping your talent, skills, and sound, so take a minute tolearn how to make your music shine with the expert advice andeasy-to-follow instruction in Home Recording For Musicians ForDummies.
Woodworking For Dummies shows you how your raw buildingmaterials stack up, with everything you wood need to knowabout hardwood, softwood, plywood, veneer wood, plain-sawn wood,rift-cut wood, quarter-sawn wood, solid wood, man-made wood, andmore. This down-to-earth guide gives you the goods on how boardsare made from trees and the characteristics of hardwood andsoftwood species, plus all the buzz onGearing up with the right toolsPutting safety first in your workshopUsing adhesives and glueWorking with wood jointsSmoothing it out by sanding and fillingAdding color with stains and paintsProtecting your work with topcoats
Whether you want to put together a simple plywood bookcase or anincredible solid oak dining table, Woodworking For Dummiescan help you get organized as you craft your plans for a piecethat'll reflect your personal touch. You'll discover how toMeasure and mark your woodDistinguish among saw designsChoose and use sharpening toolsHone in on hot melt glueSpeed things up with modern frame jointsGet down to the nitty-gritty on nailsApply water-based polyurethanes
This handy reference packs in essential information for thenovice woodworker and some advanced tips and tricks to jumpstartany woodworker's existing skills. Includes detailed illustrationsand how-to photos.
According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimatedfive to ten percent of children suffer from Attention DeficitDisorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).This book provides answers for parents of children who may haveeither condition, as well as for adult sufferers. Written in afriendly, easy-to-understand style, it helps people recognize andunderstand ADD and ADHD symptoms and offers an authoritative,balanced overview of both drug and non-drug therapies.
Groove to the beat in no time with this ultimate rockin'guide!
Whether you're dreaming of starting a band, striking the snares,or simply playing a hand drum, this interactive book-and-CD packagemakes it easy to pick up the basics. Complete with new informationon contemporary rock styles and beats as well as rhythms fromaround the world, this guide is all you need to become a talented,versatile drummer.
Discover how toBang out basic rhythms --with or without sticksUnderstand fundamental drumming techniquesExplore other percussion instrumentsFind the perfect drum setPurchase, tune, and maintain your drums
All this on the CD-ROMMP3 files of each rhythm and beat that you can play alongwithRhythms for hand drums -- from the bongos and congas to thesurdo, tar, and uduSolos to amaze the other members in the band
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.