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Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Jeff Strong

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Chapter 2: Getting Connected: Setting Up Your Studio

In This Chapter

check.png Getting to know the various types of connectors

check.png Plugging in your equipment

check.png Creating an efficient workstation

check.png Making your room sound great (or at least decent)

Okay, so you’re ready to turn that spare bedroom or basement into a recording studio. After you unpack all your shiny new gear and get it plugged in properly, you need to get your room to work for you. This involves creating an efficient place to work, but above all, it means getting your room to sound good. This can be tricky; after all, pro studios spend tons of time and money getting the room to sound great. You’re going to have to do much the same. You may not have to spend a ton of money (as if any of us could), but you will need to spend some time.

After you decide on a space for your home recording system, the next steps involve setting up the system and getting your space to work for you. In this chapter, I help you make sense of all those connectors that you end up using — and help you get them all plugged in properly. I also show you how to find ...

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