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Pro Tools 9: The Mixer's Toolkit

By Nathan Adam, Kevin Ward

  1. ISBN: 9780240818702
  2. Publication Date: April 2011
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 248
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    • £35.99 (GBP)
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In this exciting new book learn the secret toolkits used to to develop a professional, radio-ready rock mix out of tracks recorded in a garage.

In Pro Tools 9: The Mixers Toolkit you will get hands-on with a real Pro Tools session as you start arranging, EQing, compressing, bussing, effecting and automating a modern demo into a hard hitting, radio ready production. See the in-depth use of micro-editing, Elastic Time, and Beat Detective across Drums, Bass, Guitars and Vocals, and learn how to use Multi-Compression, Reverbs and Delays to make your tracks really jump out of a mix. Finalize your production with pre-mastering tips to get a loud mix that will stand up to the competition.

As you go through you'll discover dozens of Pro Tools 9 features and shortcuts, as well as tricks that can be applied to any workstation.

With an interactive website including hi-definition video tutorials, you will also watch, listen, edit and mix alongside these award winning Pro Tools engineers.

This is a fantastic text showing you two engineers personal workflow for making a killer rock music mix. Take your Pro Tools skills to the next level with Pro Tools 9: The Mixers Toolkit today.

Author Bio

Nathan Adam is a professor of Audio Engineering at Belmont University. His work has extended to albums, tracks, TV and radio spots for artists including: Collin Raye, Debbie Boone, Neal McCoy, the Grascals, Jim Stafford, Larry Gatlin, Dusty Rogers Jr., Moe Bandy, Carrie Tillis, Les Brown Jr, and many others. He is currently co-owner of the Walnut House Recording & Event Complex in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Visit for news on current recording projects.
Kevin Ward has been sitting behind the board for the likes of Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Judy Collins, and the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra since 1991. Renowned in Christian Music for his work with the Christ Tabernacle Choir, Calvin Hunt and Janet Paschal, and LordSong, the industry has given him his highest honor as Producer and Instructor. He is also the founder of both Vine Records and


"Well recommended for those serious about software" - Lighting & Sound Jan 07

I have a lot of Pro Tools books, but none relate the examples and lessons to real-world record productions as well as Multi-Platinum Pro Tools by Nathan Adam and Brady Barnett. This book's main focus is on advanced editing and tuning processes that make Pro Tools the defacto standard for record making.-Barry Rudolph, New Toys, April 2007


Chapter 1: Session Overview

Chapter 2: Session Setup

Chapter 3: Drum Editing

Chapter 4: Bass Guitar

Chapter 5: Guitar Mixing

Chapter 6: Bus Mixing

Chapter 7: Drum Mixing

Chapter 8: Vical Mixing

Chapter 9: Timing Fixes

Chapter 10: Premastering

Chapter 11: Final Mix

Chapter 12: Pro Tools Systems