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Pro Tools for Music Production, 2nd Edition by Mike Collins

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Introduction

One of the dilemmas for Pro Tools users is whether to use the computer keyboard and mouse or whether to go for a hardware control surface that presents itself to the operator more like a conventional mixing console. Experienced recording engineers have developed their craft over many years, getting a ‘feel’ for moving the faders, reaching out to ‘tweak’ the EQ while in the middle of a mix, and ‘dancing’ on the transport controls while ‘overdubbing like crazy’. Engineering recording sessions is very much a hands-on affair – and engineers like to keep their hands busy! The four main choices when it comes to adding a hardware control ...

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