Introduction Chapter 1: The Essential Gear Chapter 2: The Audio Interface Explained Chapter 3: Setting Up Your M-Powered Empire Chapter 4: The Joys of Recording Chapter 5: The Black Box Revealed Chapter 6: Face to (Inter)Face with Pro Tools M-Powered Chapter 7: Editing 101 and Some M-Powered Empowerment Chapter 8: An Introduction to Mixing and Mastering Chapter 9: Working with Loops Chapter 10: Working with MIDI Appendix A: The Black Box Fixed Drumbeats Appendix B: Black Box Tempo-Synced Speed Settings Appendix C: The Black Box Controller Assignments Appendix D: Transport Function Keyboard Shortcuts
With the proliferation of inexpensive, high-quality hardware and software, most of the power of a professional studio is now available to musicians in the comfort of their own homes. Artists can now compose, perform, record, and distribute music without even leaving the house. The problem is, most musicians don't know how to get started. What equipment should you buy? How do you use it?"The M-Audio Guide for the Recording Guitarist" presents a complete how-to guide that answers these questions and more. Specifically geared towards guitarists, this book explains how to work with the M-Audio hardware and software specifically devoted to helping guitarists join the computer-recording revolution. And as the leading provider of creative tools for musicians and audio professionals, M-Audio knows home recording better than anyone else. The ins and outs of all the equipment and what it does is covered in-depth, including recording interfaces for computers, guitars, keyboards, microphones, mixers, MIDI controllers, preamps, and speakers. The book covers everything from purchasing and setting up the equipment, to making and optimizing all connections, to recording and mixing final songs.
This is the only guide guitarists need to get serious about creating the highest quality recordings possible in their home studio.