Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, has published Pro Tools: Surround Sound Mixing ($39.99) by Rich Tozzoli. This second edition is updated with the latest information on monitoring and controlling sound, preparing a mix, recording in surround, using software plug-in, mastering in surround, and marketing your mixing skills.
This essential guide takes readers through all the steps needed to record, mix, and produce multichannel music with Avid (formerly Digidesign) Pro Tools. It covers preproduction, recording, setup, mixing, and delivery of surround music, and explains how to use Pro Tools to deliver mixes for DVD, HDTV, Blu-ray and SACD.
Pro Tools: Surround Sound Mixing discusses encoding mixes for Dolby Digital and DTS, mixing to picture, and the strengths of the Pro Tools platform. In addition, the included DVD provides audio examples of the concepts illustrated in the book, and interviews with professionals working in the multichannel business round out the instruction.
Pro Tools: Surround Sound Mixing includes up-to-date information on:
Monitoring and controlling surround sound
Preparing a final mix
Software plug-ins and surround-related hardware
Mastering surround tracks
Additional surround outlets such as game production
5.1, 6.1, and 7.1 formats, including those for Blu-ray and SDDS
The latest additions and changes in Pro Tools 9
Pro Tools: Surround Sound Mixing contains multiple interviews with notable audio professionals for further insight as well as pictures, diagrams, and screen shots to help the reader grasp complex concepts.