Do you ever wake up in the morning, turn on the coffee pot and think, “Hey, I wonder how this machine works?” and then decide to take it apart and figure it out? Me neither. I simply want to turn on the machine and drink my coffee.

I find the same thing in recording my music. I don’t want to be a technician; I simply want to be a musician and songwriter. That’s the premise of Pro Tools for Musicians and Songwriters. If you want to sit down and be creative, and make music without being overwhelmed with technical details, then you made a wise choice in picking up this book.

So many new users of computer-based audio systems are intimidated by the technology and overwhelmed at the thought of setting up and learning it. If you feel that ...

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