Hal Leonard Publishes Pro Tools: Surround Sound Mixing

Author Rich Tozzoli Reveals the Secrets of Mixing in Surround in Pro Tools

Montclair, NJ (December 13, 2011) – 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
• Multichannel mixing
• 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.

About the Author:
Rich Tozzoli is an award-winning producer, mixer, engineer, and composer. He has worked with such artists as Al Di Meola; Ace Frehley; Hall & Oates; Emerson, Lake & Palmer; and the Marsalis family. Also specializing in 5.1 Surround Sound productions, he has mixed DVDs and HD television broadcasts for the likes of David Bowie, Average White Band, Billy Squire, Robert Klein, and the Cincinnati Pops. As a technologist, he has written hundreds of articles for numerous professional audio magazines and is the author of several books. As a composer, his music can be heard on Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, HBO, NBC Olympics, the World Series on Fox, and many more.

Pro Tools: Surround Sound Mixing
Hal Leonard Books
November 2011
178 pages, 8.5” x 11”
Paperback with DVD
$39.99, ISBN 978-1-4584-0039-0
www.halleonardbooks.com
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