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Pro Tools First 12 - How It Works

A New Type of Manual - The Visual Approach

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


"Pro Tools | First 12 - How It Works" is not only the first manual available for Avid's "Pro Tools | First" application, it is the most comprehensive one and simply the best way to learn Pro Tools. Now it is the first Pro Tools manual available as interactive multi-touch eBook.
The book is not just a quick introduction, it covers all the features of Pro Tools | First in great details. Because Pro Tools | First contains about 80% of the features and functionality of the standard Pro Tools app, you can also use it to start learning the Standard or HD version of Pro Tools. 

On 929 pages, the author explains the app in great detail with additional background information that is often required to fully understand specific features. Many of the information regarding the functionality of Pro Tools is found neither in the official documentation nor anywhere else.
"Pro Tools | First 12 - How It Works" is not only the first (and only) book for the free version of Pro Tools, it is also the first book for version 12 of Pro Tools. 

Pro Tools is a very deep and sometimes complex application that users (beginners and pros alike) often struggle with. This is where the unique approach of the Graphically Enhanced Manuals series come in. No matter how complex or complicated the subject is, the author provides easy to understand graphics and diagrams that let the reader understand and master the material.
This interactive multi-touch eBook also includes a 600+ term Glossary that is linked throughout the content of the book.

This is the 14th book in the bestselling series "Graphically Enhanced Manuals". Readers love this uniques way of leaning applications no matter how easy or complicated the app might be. Here are some responses from satisfied customers:

"I wish all the manuals on software were like yours!" - Giovanni C.
"You have the gift of making difficult concepts understandable" - William B.
"Your style is the most informative and clear I have ever seen" - Mark D.
"Great stuff Edgar! I bought your other Logic GEM books and love em..." - fform
"Thank you so much for your fantastic guides; I've learned so much!" - Brandon B.
"I love your manuals."  - Eli. 


That is the motto of the book series "Graphically Enhanced Manuals" (GEM). They're a new type of manual with a visual approach that helps you UNDERSTAND a program, not just LEARN it. No need to read through 500 pages of dry text explanations. Rich graphics and diagrams help you to get that "aha" effect and make it easy to comprehend difficult concepts. The Graphically Enhanced Manuals help you master a program much faster with a much deeper understanding of concepts, features and workflows in a very intuitive way that is easy to understand


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Customer Reviews

Simply the best

After using Logic for many years and always encounter Pro Tools in recording studios, I finally wanted to find out myself what all the fuzz is about. Luckily they have now a free version and what better way to learn it than with the best book series out there.

Te books delivers the same stunning quality of explaining and showing how Pro Tools works. Luckily, I didnt have to buy another book, because this is so much easier much faster to learn. Thanks GEM, you did it again.

Highly, highly recommended

There is only one approach - the visal approach

I have other books in theis Graphically Enhanced Manuals series and there is just no better way to learn an app. I watched a lot of YouTube videos but that is so time consuming and and often a waste of time with so much cr@pp out there.

I wanted to learn Pro Tools and this is these books are worse every penny. Money and time very well spent. Thank you!

I like it a lot

This book is pretty good, actually really good, like the other ones I have from this series. I just learn much better with this visual elements.
Another GEM in the collection

Pro Tools  First 12 - How It Works
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  • $19.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Digital Media
  • Published: Oct 04, 2016
  • Publisher: DingDing Music, Inc
  • Seller: DingDing Music
  • Print Length: 929 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.0
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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