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

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Chapter 3: Examining Software Basics

In This Chapter

check.png Getting to know Pro Tools conventions

check.png Configuring system settings

check.png Understanding sessions

check.png Managing files

Pro Tools software is one of the simpler and easier-to-use audio programs available. However, as with any software, you need to know some basic conventions to get it to work efficiently. This chapter covers the basics so you can better understand your software as well as get your system configured properly. This chapter also shows you how to open, set up, and navigate sessions (which I talk about in the second half of the chapter), as well as how to manage file formats and file types.

Keeping Software Straight

Pro Tools comes in several versions: for example, HD and HDX, MP, and SE, Mac and PC. Although the versions sport only minor differences, knowing the differences can help you better understand your own system. Read on to find out the details.

Looking at Pro Tools versions

Avid, the maker of Pro Tools software, offers four basic types of systems: regular (simply called Pro Tools 10), MP, SE, and HD and HDX. Although this ...

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