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Pro Tools 7 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Steven Roback

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2. Software Basics

Now that you’ve connected your Pro Tools 7 LE hardware, you’re no doubt itching to lay down some tracks. But first, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with some Pro Tools 7 software basics and configure your system.

This chapter introduces you to the key elements of a Pro Tools 7 session, including session files audio files, tracks, waveforms, regions, playlists, channels, and I/O setup

You’ll also learn how to configure your Pro Tools 7 LE hardware and allocate your computer’s CPU resources for optimal performance.

Understanding Sessions

A Pro Tools session is the virtual workspace in which you record audio. Think of it as a recording studio inside your computer: It contains all the elements you need to record, edit, process, ...

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