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If your are new to Pro Tools then welcome to the AIR Users Blog. Pro Tools SE sets you on the road to making some cool music or adding great sound to your videos. The best news is that SE is a scaled down version of Pro Tools, the leading audio software used for making top albums and used for most of the top movies and TV shows.

Take a look around the whole site, we support both professionals and those making music for fun, we feel sure that a lot of the stuff you find here will help you on your creative journey. More about us

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Music Technology: Basics & Beyond

Getting started with home recording can be pretty intimidating, especially if the kind of information you read in magazines and books can sometimes goes over your head. The jargon can at times seem impenetrable, and self‑taught engineers often find that gaps in their knowledge prevent them from progressing further. For those struggling to grasp the basics, Sound on Sound are launching Music Technology: Basics & Beyond, the second title in our series of SOS Smart Guides. Written by our esteemed Editor‑in‑Chief Paul White, Basics & Beyond has been made specifically with the aim of providing a solid foundation from which to expand your studio knowledge, and it covers everything you need to know about the fundamentals of music production.
Music Technology: Basics & Beyond

From cable and connector types to the underlying principles of EQ, compression and mixers, Basics & Beyond does exactly what it says on the tin, providing an ideal starting point for aspiring engineers, and leaving them fully equipped with the knowledge to move on to more advanced production techniques. And on top of its 170+ fact‑filled pages, people who buy Basics & Beyond will be entitled to download a selection of top‑quality instructional videos from Berklee Music Online.

Available now, Music Technology: Basics & Beyond costs just £5.99, and can be bought here.

Sound On Sound Jargonbuster: Technical Terms Explained

Top recording magazine Sound On Sound, have a very useful and comprehensive glossary of terms used in the recording and music technology world.

If you're new to recording and want to know what all the jargon means, then head over and check it out.

More here

Shure Offer Advice For Choosing A Mic

If you are starting out the vast array of microphones on offer can be daunting, especially if you are just dipping your toe in the water.

Microphone legends Shure offer some great short videos to give you some advice. There's videos showing you comparisons between different mics in their range.

Head over to their site to check them out.

Pro Tools SE 8.0.3 Patch 002

Avid KeyStudio Avid Recording Studio Avid Vocal Studio Pro Tools SE
Avid KeyStudio Avid Recording Studio Avid Vocal Studio Pro Tools SE

Operating System(s):
Mac OS 10.6.6 64-Bit, Mac OS 10.6.6 32-Bit, Mac OS 10.6.7 64-Bit, Mac OS 10.6.7 32-Bit

Release Notes:
* Fixes an issue where Pro Tools SE will quit on launch if Shockwave has ever been installed (Mac)
* Fixes Access Violation when running Pro Tools SE on Mac Book Pro

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Pro Tools SE Gets Update 8.0.3

M-Audio have released an update for Pro Tools SE users of the following systems version 8.0.3; Windows XP SP3, Mac OS 10.5.8, Mac OS 10.6.6 64-Bit, Mac OS 10.6.6 32-Bit, Windows 7 32-Bit SP1, Windows 7 64-Bit SP1, Mac OS 10.6.7 64-Bit, Mac OS 10.6.7 32-Bit.

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