Experience the creative power of pro tools 8! Whether you're an m-powered, le or hd user, the new pro tools 8 software will allow you to work with sound in exciting new ways! Featuring a brand-new interface, new virtual instruments, and plug-ins, new midi features, and more, pro tools 8 is an exciting step forward for the world's best-known digital audio workstation. Even if you're a beginner, the information in this dvd will help you get pro tools 8 up and running in no time. Host andrew eisele starts with hardware, introducing you to the mbox 2, the low-cost, high-quality interface you can use with pro tools 8 le. Next, he'll take you on a guided tour of the software's new look, explaining the file menus, workflow screens, transport controls, and other aspects of the program. You'll be introduced to many of the new virutal synths in pro tools 8, including the amazing transfuser virtual synth-workstation. You'll learn how to record audio and midi into pro tools 8, be guided through the mixing process, and learn how to bounce your mix to disk so you can create your own cd or upload your music to the web. Along the way, andrew will demonstrate many of the tips and techniques he's developed from teaching pro tools 8. No matter what level of hardware you use, this dvd is a must-have for your pro tools-based studio!