Real-world tips, techniques, and shortcuts from a renowned audio professionalPut the power of Pro Tools to work for you with help from this no-nonsense guide. Thoroughly updated to cover the latest software versions, The Musician's Guide to Pro Tools, Second Edition , shows step-by-step how to record, edit, and mix professional-quality music. Learn to configure your computer and hard drive, lay down sizzling audio tracks, create Grid mode and loop-based songs, and tune vocals. Easy-to-follow tutorials in the book and sample projects on the CD-ROM illustrate each point along the way. Covers Mac and PC versions 7.3.x Record rhythm tracks and overdub instruments and vocals Punch in, edit, trim, slide, and crossfade tracks Mix down using Pro Tools' virtual mixer and third-party plug-ins Correct rushed or dragging drum parts and eliminate rumbles and squeaks Time-align and pitch-correct bass and guitar tracks Build a song using loops, samples, and time compression/expansion Use Grid mode to create a click track and simplify editing Set up multiple headphone mixes for full-band tracking sessions Comp, Auto-Tune, de-ess, and EQ vocal tracksReady-to-use sample session files and classroom materials on CD-ROMKeane, John is the author of 'Musician's Guide to Pro Tools ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780071497428 and ISBN 0071497420.