Need To Know Archive

Mix Window Shortcuts

Turning Tricks Some tasks can take a long time if you are clicking here there and everywhere, but there are a few neat tricks you can use to speed up some of the processes in the mix window. Copying Inserts/Sends to another track How: Hold down Option

The Track List

Introduction You will notice to the left hand side of both the Mix and Edit windows within Pro Tools is a list of the tracks within your currently open session, and despite its simplistic appearance, there is much more to this tool than meets the eye. This

Tab To Transient

Introduction While Pro Tools offers a vast range of tools to precisely edit regions within a session, one of the most underrated and unused features seems to be ‘Tab to Transient’ released in Pro Tools v7.4. As you can probably decipher from the title, this feature allows

Hardware Setup

Introduction In this tutorial we are going back to basics covering one of the very first processes you will have to perform after purchasing a copy of Pro Tools, hardware setup. You’ve just received your copy of Pro Tools, popped the discs in and installed the software

Reading The Signals

Introduction Following on from my previous tutorial on the Phasescope (here), I thought it would be useful to look at metering in a little more detail. This article will run through the basics; the differences between the analogue and digital domains, types of meters and offer a

Track Grouping

Introduction As a session begins to build, you need as many ways to control you mix as quickly as possible, track grouping is certainly one such method. Track grouping allows you to adjust a setting or control of a pre-defined set of tracks using just one control,

Sync Points

Introduction Synchronicity within a Pro Tools session is usually something pretty important, whether it be the placement of a foley effect within a film soundtrack, or a kick sample in time with the original. You will no doubt have experienced locking the start or end of a

MIDI Beat Clock

Introduction Using external MIDI devices alongside Pro Tools is great, but I see a lot of people only scratching the surface and I wonder is that out of choice?, or just because they are not aware of the options Pro Tools provides to make life easier. For

Record Modes

Introduction In this tutorial we will be looking at the different recording modes available to you within Pro Tools, while users are of course aware that you can record within Pro Tools, most newcomers may not be aware of the various recording types available and may be