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TOPIC: CTVA 230 textbook reading list

CTVA 230 textbook reading list 2 years 1 month ago #2742

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Read the Pro Tools book in numerical order. I have also grouped the appropriate exercises with the corresponding chapters, since the text is inconsistent in that regard.

Although technically we are on version 12 of Pro Tools, the differences between the book version and the latest version are not significant.

Although you do not have to turn in these lab exercises, I do suggest that you attempt to do them because it will help you learn the program.



Chapter 1: Hardware Overview. Exercise 1: written Q+A (try it for fun and see how you do)

Chapter 2: Inside PT. Exercise 2: written Q+A (try it for fun and see how you do)

Chapter 3: Creating Session. Exercise 3: Creating a session.

Chapter 4: First Recording. No corresponding exercise file, but in Lab you will open a session and try to make a recording.

Chapter 5: Importing Media. Exercise 4: Importing audio.

SKIP Chapter 6: MIDI and SKIP Exercise 5: MIDI

Chapter 7: Navigation. Exercise 6: Memory points

Chapter 8: Editing. Exercise 7: Editing.

Chapter 9: Mixing. Exercise 8: Adding reverb, using Aux tracks

Chapter 10: Finishing, Saving, Export. Exercise 9: Automation.

Here are your reading assignments for our other textbook, Producing Great Sound for Film & Video by Jay Rose.

Chapters 1, 2, 4, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.

The other chapters are also full of information, and I would recommend that you read them as well -- when you get the chance. But because I do understand that you have a lot of material to digest -- what with the Pro Tools materials, the website articles, and the Great Sound book -- at least read these chapters.

Before you start complaining that there is so much to learn, understand and realize that there is so much to learn! Some of your courses you have to take for GE (aka advanced high school) credit, and some courses you opt to take just to get rid of electives (they may be fun and easy, but they probably will do nothing to help your career). However, your CTVA production courses are your futures -- and the more that you learn about the industry, the better equipped you will be to actually find find gainful employment in the field.

Poetry and Philosophy are nice to know if you want to work in a cafe, but I have yet to see a want ad looking for a Corporate Philosopher. At least our course content is relevant!

Don't just learn the minimum required. Master as much as you possibly can; the competition is very tough out there, and the skill requirements are challenging.

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Revisions to the Pro Tools reading list 2 years 1 month ago #2747

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Got it. Thanks!
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Revisions to the Pro Tools reading list 2 years 1 month ago #2762

okay got it
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Revisions to the Pro Tools reading list 2 years 1 month ago #2764

Read! Thanks
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Revisions to the Pro Tools reading list 2 years 1 month ago #2770

Sounds good
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Revisions to the Pro Tools reading list 2 years 1 month ago #2774

Alright thanks
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