This practical guide from two certified Pro Tools experts begins where most other Pro Tools books leave off--it's like having a high-level, hands-on studio session with your very own seasoned audio pros! Jump in anywhere and discover the professional techniques and tricks you need to get recordings right the first time, every time. Want to capture a perfect acoustic guitar? Record a band? Spice up your tracks with expertly sequenced MIDI? Record Foley and edit dialog for a movie? Make your final mix go from good to radio-ready? It's all here in compact recipes to help you record, edit, compose, and mix with ease. Just flip to the topic you need and keep the session moving.
Whether you're a sound designer, podcaster, musician, or hobbyist, you can access the secrets of professional audio success. Discover loads of studio tricks, including how to:
* Set up an efficient headphone mix for a band
* EQ and compress sounds to get pro results
* Record smart using quickpunch, loop, and alternate playlists
* Enhance male and female voices and remove hums
* Give your tracks cool, vintage effects
* Master all of Pro Tools 7's new MIDI and instrument track features
* Mix, master, bounce, burn, and podcast your session
* Seamlessly transfer film and video projects and set them up for 5.1 surround mixes
* Master plug-ins to fix a drum sound, create the AM radio effect, auto-tune vocals, and more
Learn how to get the most out of Pro Tools 7, such as routing MIDI with the new instrument track features.
From starting up your Mac to setting up a network and keeping in touch via iChat AV, Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies gives you the scoop on the new features and improvements that help you do more work in less time.
- Learn when to shut down your Mac and when not to, how to secure it, and how to back it up with Time Machine
- Organize your life with iCal and your stuff with files and folders, and be able to find what you’re looking for
- Set up your Internet connection and e-mail, manage spam, surf with Safari, and start iChatting
- Download and organize songs, podcasts, and movies with iTunes and plan a playlist with Genius
- Create documents with TextEdit, print them, fax then, and make PDFs
- Set up a network and share files, printers, and Internet connections
- Find out about operating system updates, firewalls, troubleshooting, and other ways to keep your Mac safe, healthy, and happy
Technology columnist Bob LeVitus has been a Mac guru for nearly two decades. Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies provides just what you need to get up and running with Snow Leopard.
The latest Mac desktop operating system adds iPad functionality, a desktop App Store, and many more cool features. This guide combines step-by-step instructions with full-color illustrations to show visual learners how to take advantage of everything Lion has to offer. Plenty of screen shots show you just what to expect at every step, so you can get going quickly whether you're new to the Mac or upgrading from an earlier OS.
- Reviews how Lion incorporates all-new features including a multi-touch trackpad, Mission Control, App Store functionality for the desktop, and more
- Aims specifically at those who learn best when they see how things are done, with step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations showing exactly what each step looks like
- Shows both new Mac users and those upgrading from an earlier Mac OS how to get going with OS X Lion, use all the iLife digital media applications, customize the desktop, and make the most of the latest features
If you learn more quickly when someone shows you how it's done, this is the perfect Mac OS X Lion guide for you.
Get to know the new cat in the pride-Mac OS X Mountain Lion-with this VISUAL guide
Apple's new Mac OS X Mountain Lion is impressive, with features and functions that will be familiar to Mac users from their iPhones and iPads. Make sure you get the most out of your new big cat with this practical guide. Using step-by-step instructions and full-color screenshots or illustrations on virtually every page-the hallmark of the practical Teach Yourself VISUALLY series-this book clearly shows you how to accomplish tasks, rather than burying you with paragraphs of text.
You'll learn how to customize your Mac; make the most of your digital media; use OS X's new Game Center, Messages, and Notifications; and much more.
- Helps Mac OS X Mountain Lion users get up to speed quickly on all the features of this new Mac operating system, such as Game Center, Messages, and Notifications
- Teaches practical techniques using easy-to-follow, step-by-step visuals and brief explanations
- Features full-color screenshots or illustrations on almost every page
- Also covers how to customize your Mac, enjoy your digital media, and use peripherals, as well as how to continue to get the most out of Mission Control and the App Store
Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Mountain Lion is the perfect guide for visual learners who want to quickly tame Apple's new Mac OS X Mountain Lion.
The complete guide to Mac OS X, fully updated for the newest release!
The Mac's solid, powerful operating system and the exploding popularity of iOS devices are fueling a strong increase in market share for Apple. Previous editions of this book have sold more than 75,000 copies, and this new edition is fully updated with all the exciting features of OS X Mountain Lion, including Game Center, Messages, and Notifications. Written by industry expert Galen Gruman, it covers all the basics and then delves deep into professional and higher-end topics, making it the one book you need to succeed with Mac OS X.
- Mac sales are booming, and those who are just getting started with a Mac need the detailed coverage in this guide
- Includes tips, tricks, and advanced information for those ready to step up to the next level with their Macs
- With both basic coverage and more in-depth explorations of professional and advanced features, this book is ideal for both Mac newcomers and veterans who want to master all the functionality of the new system
Mac OS X Bible is the comprehensive resource on using the newest version of Mac OS X and taking full advantage of its power.
Mac OS X was released in March 2001, but many components, such as Mach and BSD, are considerably older. Understanding the design, implementation, and workings of Mac OS X requires examination of several technologies that differ in their age, origins, philosophies, and roles.
Mac OS X Internals: A Systems Approach is the first book that dissects the internals of the system, presenting a detailed picture that grows incrementally as you read. For example, you will learn the roles of the firmware, the bootloader, the Mach and BSD kernel components (including the process, virtual memory, IPC, and file system layers), the object-oriented I/O Kit driver framework, user libraries, and other core pieces of software. You will learn how these pieces connect and work internally, where they originated, and how they evolved. The book also covers several key areas of the Intel-based Macintosh computers.
A solid understanding of system internals is immensely useful in design, development, and debugging for programmers of various skill levels. System programmers can use the book as a reference and to construct a better picture of how the core system works. Application programmers can gain a deeper understanding of how their applications interact with the system. System administrators and power users can use the book to harness the power of the rich environment offered by Mac OS X. Finally, members of the Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unix communities will find the book valuable in comparing and contrasting Mac OS X with their respective systems.
Mac OS X Internals focuses on the technical aspects of OS X and is so full of extremely useful information and programming examples that it will definitely become a mandatory tool for every Mac OS X programmer.
From the introduction:
"Some of you may be rolling your eyes right now; all computers use the file and folder concept and some sort of colorful user interface, so there couldn’t be that much difference between Mac OS X and its competitors, right? Wrong. I don’t just say this because of some blind devotion to all things Apple; I’ve actually used different flavors of Windows and Linux for more than 13 years, right alongside my trusty Mac, so experience has been my teacher. If I have any devotion to Apple, there are plenty of good reasons why, the subject of this book being the first. Readers of this book who are already Mac users understand exactly what I’m talking about. For those of you moving from other computing platforms, it’s my desire that by the end of this book you will have a whole new perspective on computing and see what it means to really have fun while working with your computer. In Mac OS X Leopard Portable Genius you can learn not just the basics, but the subtle nuances and little tips and tricks that make using your Mac that much easier. I’ve covered the gamut, from printing files, surfing the Internet and using e-mail, to partitioning your hard drive, automating repetitive tasks, and using UNIX commands, with just a little bit of geeky humor thrown in for good measure. I hope this book will do justice to Mac OS X Leopard, which isn’t just a computer operating system; it’s an art form."