Pro Tools LE 8 Ignite! - This dynamic program will help you get up and running writing music before you know it. Even if you've never composed before, this program will have you editing in no time. It is written in a very accessible language and format. Use it as a primer or, if you are a seasoned user, as a reference tool for a brush up course.
Starting with the pure basics, the book moves into more advanced facets of the program such as techniques of recording, editing, and mixing MIDI and digital audio.
About the Author: Andrew Hagerman began his musical life at the early age of eight as an aspiring tubist. Excelling at his craft, he studied at the prestigious Northwestern University in Chicago. During his time there, he also discovered a passion for position and arranging, creating works for orchestra, chamber ensemble and even jazz and rock bands. MIDI and computer music were in their infancy at this time, and Andy immediately recognized the usefulness of music technology in aiding the creative process.
As a performer, he has performed in numerous ensembles of all types, and even enjoyed many years of playing at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Tokyo Disneyland. As a composer, he has been very active in the creation of planetarium and science center soundtracks, and his work can be heard worldwide, including at the renowned American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Presently the Associate Course Director of Advanced Audio Workstations at Full Sail Real World Education in Winter Park, Florida, Mr. Hagerman coordinates and guides the curriculum of one of the largest digital audio workstation lab environments in the world. He also remains active in composition and production with Singularity Arts, which serves the worldwide planetarium community.