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The Pro Tools Guides
Compatibility Information
Digidesign Registration
TDM-equipped systems
TDM System Playback, Recording and Voice Limits
Audio Interfaces for TDM Systems
Pro Tools LE Systems
Pro Tools LE System Capabilities
Hard Disk Recording
The Digidesign Audio Engine
Pro Tools Sessions and Concepts
System Resources
Active and Inactive Items
Automatic and Manual Inactive Mode
MIDI Concepts
The Mix Window
The Edit Window
Edit Tools
The Transport Window
Global Key Commands
Keyboard Focus
Numeric Keypad Modes
Part II: Sessions & Tracks
Starting Up Your System
Changing the Pro Tools Playback Engine
Changing DAE Playback Buffer Size
Creating a New Session
Opening a Session
Saving a Session
Save Session As Command
Creating Custom Session Templates
To create a custom session template:
Closing a Session
Quitting Pro Tools
Sharing Sessions between Pro Tools TDM Systems and Pro Tools LE Systems
Understanding Paths and I/O Setup
The I/O Setup Dialog
Creating and Editing Paths
Reset Paths
Valid Paths and Requirements
I/O Settings Files
Surround Mix Settings File
Default Output, Metering, Audition, and Path Order
Default Path Order
Track Types
Creating Tracks
Hiding Tracks
Assigning Inputs and Outputs to Audio Tracks
Assigning Voices and Track Priority
Virtual Tracks and Track Priority
Setting MIDI Channels
Soloing and Muting Tracks
Importing Tracks from Other Sessions
Loading Audio Files with Drag & Drop
Exporting Audio
Transferring Audio from CD
Conversion Quality
Exporting Session Text
Importing MIDI Files
Exporting MIDI Files
Locating Audio Files
WAV File Compatibility
Avid File Compatibility
Creating Mac and PC Compatible Sessions
Input Connections and Audio Levels
Record Enabling Tracks
Monitoring Modes
Auto Input Monitoring
Input Only Monitoring
Monitoring Latency
Low Latency Monitoring
Track Names
Track Name
Disk Allocation
Disk Allocation dialog
Recording to the System Volume
Allocating Hard Drive Space for Recording
Record Modes
Nondestructive Record Mode
Destructive Record Mode
The Record Modes and MIDI
Recording with the Click
Click/Countoff Options dialog
Setting the Default Tempo
Using Manual Tempo Mode
Recording a Mono Audio Track
Recording a Stereo Audio Track
Recording Multiple Audio Tracks
To record multiple audio tracks:
Record Pause Mode
To record from Record Pause mode:
Recording Additional Takes
Recording to a New Playlist
Punch Recording Audio
Loop Recording Audio
Auditioning Record Takes
Auditioning from the Takes List Pop-up Menu
Separate Region Operates On All Related Takes
Setting Punch/Loop Points
Setting Pre/Post-Roll
Recording from MIDI Devices
Enabling Input Devices
MIDI Thru
Input Devices dialog
MIDI Input Filter
Input Quantize
Wait for Note
MIDI Merge/Replace
Recording a Single MIDI Track
Recording Multiple MIDI Tracks
Punch Recording MIDI
Loop Recording MIDI
Loop Recording with Merge Mode
Recording System Exclusive Data
Using QuickPunch
QuickPunch Crossfade Length
Recording from a Digital Source
Half-Speed Recording and Playback
Pro Tools Editing
Track Material
Displaying Region Names and Times
Audio Regions and Waveforms
Avoiding Clicks and Pops
MIDI Regions and MIDI Data
Playlists
Multiple Undo
Levels of Undo and RAM
The Audio and MIDI Regions Lists
Displaying File Info for Audio Regions
Keyboard Selection of Regions
Edit Modes
Zooming
Zoom Preset Buttons
The Universe Window
Rulers
Time Scale
Tick-Based Timing
Playing Tracks
Scrolling Options
The Scrubber
Separate Edit and Timeline Selections
•“Selecting Track Material” on page 196
Selecting Track Material
Nudging Selection Start/End Points
Numeric Entry Shortcuts for Selection Indicators
Selecting Across Multiple Tracks
Tabbing to Transients
Playing Selections
Timeline Selections
Sliding a Timeline Selection
Playing Edit and Timeline Selections with the Playhead
Creating New Regions
Separate Region Command
Separation Grabber
Trim To Selection Command
Healing a Separation
Placing Regions in Tracks
Aligning to Region Start Points
The Trimmer Tool
The Scrub Trimmer
Trim To Insertion Command
Sliding Regions
Nudging
Shift Command
Quantizing Regions
Locking Regions
Muting/Unmuting Regions
Edit Commands
xTo copy all automation playlists for a track,
Editing across Multiple Tracks
Duplicate Command
Repeat Command
Merge Paste Command
Editing Stereo and Multi- Channel Tracks
Processing Audio with AudioSuite Plug-Ins
Waveform Repair with the Pencil Tool
Chapter 18: Advanced Editing
Replacing Regions
Repeat Paste To Fill Selection
Compress/Expand Edit To Play
The Time Trimmer
Chapter 19: Fades and Crossfades
Using Crossfades
Creating a Crossfade
Creating Fades at the Beginnings and Ends of Regions
Using AutoFades
Creating Fades and Crossfades in Batches
Chapter 20: Managing Regions
Stripping Silence from Regions
Inserting Silence
Consolidate Selection Command
Managing Regions
Auto-Naming Parameters
Compacting an Audio File
Chapter 21: Conductor Tracks and Memory Locations
Tempo Events
Default Tempo
Identify Beat Command
Identify Beat dialog
Meter Events
Renumbering Bars
Memory Locations and Markers
Memory Locations Window
Memory Locations window
Chapter 22: Beat Detective
Beat Detective Requirements
About Beat Detective
The Beat Detective Window
Opening the Beat Detective Window
Defining the Selection for Beat Detective
Detecting Transients with Beat Detective
Generating Bar|Beat Markers with Beat Detective
To generate Bar|Beat Markers with Beat Detective:
Separating and Conforming Regions with Beat Detective
Beat Detective and Collection Mode
Chapter 23: MIDI Editing
Inserting MIDI Notes with the Pencil Tool
Manually Editing MIDI Notes
Trimming Note Start and End Times
Continuous Controller Events
Resolution for Inserted Controller Events
Program Changes
Default Program Change
System Exclusive Events
Note and Controller Chasing
Offsetting MIDI Tracks
Stuck Notes
Chapter 24: MIDI Operations
MIDI Operations Window
Select Notes
Select Notes window
Quantize
Change Velocity
Change Velocity window
Change Duration
Change Duration window
Transpose
Chapter 25: MIDI Event List
The MIDI Event List
MIDI Event List
View Filter for MIDI Event List
Inserting Events in the MIDI Event List
Editing in the MIDI Event List
Selecting in the MIDI Event List
MIDI Event List Options
Chapter 26: Basic Mixing
Audio Signal Flow
Viewing I/O, Sends, and Inserts
Track Input
Track Output
Multiple Output Assignments
Sends
Output Windows for Tracks and Sends
Standard Controls in Output Windows
Submixing for Signal Routing and Effects Processing
Mixing Concepts
Using a Control Surface with Pro Tools
Dither
Chapter 27: Plug-Ins and Inserts
Inserting Plug-Ins on Tracks
The Plug-In Window
Hardware I/O Inserts
Connecting and Integrating External Devices
Using External Clock Sources
Chapter 28: Automation
Automation Quick Start
Automation Playlists
Automation Modes
Automation Preferences
About Processing Bandwidth
Viewing Automation
Writing Automation
Copying Track Automation to Sends
Copy To Send dialog
Enabling and Suspending Automation
Deleting Automation
Thinning Automation
Drawing Automation
Editing Automation
Graphical Editing of Automation Data
Writing Automation to the Start, End or All of a Selection
Write to Start, End, All On Stop
Trimming Automation
Creating Snapshot Automation
Chapter 29: Mixdown
Recording to Tracks
Bounce to Disk
To Bounce to Disk:
Bounce Options
Sound Designer II
Sample Rate Conversion Quality
Convert During or After Bounce
Recording a Submix
Final Mixdown
Mastering
Pro Tools Audio Connections for 5.1 Mixing
Configuring Pro Tools for Multi-Channel Sessions
New Sessions and I/O Settings
Default Path Order, Metering, Output, and Audition Path
Default Path Order for 5.1 Tracks
5.1 Track Layouts, Routing, and Metering
Chapter 32: Multi-Channel Tracks and Signal Routing
Multi-Channel QuickStart
Multi-Channel Audio Tracks
Placing Audio in Multi-Channel Tracks
Multi-Channel Signal Routing
Paths in Surround Mixes
Example Paths and Signal Routing for a Surround Mix
Chapter 33: Surround Panning and Mixing
Introduction to Pro Tools Surround Panning
Output Windows
Standard Controls
Surround Panner Controls
The X/Y Grid and Pan Cursor
Panning Modes
LFE Faders in Multi-Channel Panners
Divergence and Center Percentage
Pan Playlists and Automation
SurroundScope Metering Plug-In
Part VIII: Synchronization
Chapter 34: Synchronization Concepts
Your Sync Requirements
Aspects of Sync
Syncing Pro Tools
SMPTE Frame Formats
Working with Film-Originated Material
When to Pull Up or Pull Down
Chapter 35: Time Code Synchronization
Pro Tools Sync Options
The Session Setup Window
Session Setup window
Preparing to Work with SMPTE
Determining SMPTE Frame Rate
Putting Pro Tools Online
Generating Time Code
Syncing a Sequencer to Pro Tools on the Macintosh
Syncing a Sequencer to Pro Tools in Windows
Using MIDI Machine Control
Controlling External Devices using MMC
Remote Track Arming
Syncing Pro Tools to an OMS- Compatible Sequencer using MMC
MIDI Beat Clock
Spotting Regions to SMPTE Frame Locations
Time Stamping
Identifying a Sync Point
Troubleshooting Sync
Chapter 36: Working with QuickTime Movies
About QuickTime
Movie Playback Quality Options
Importing a QuickTime Movie
About the Movie Window
Setting the Movie Start Time: Movie Offset
Spotting Audio to a QuickTime Movie
Importing QuickTime Audio
Bouncing to a new Movie
Part IX: Pro Tools Menus
Chapter 37: File Menu
File Menu
Chapter 38: Edit Menu
Edit Menu
Chapter 39: AudioSuite Menu
AudioSuite Menu
Chapter 40: MIDI Menu
MIDI Menu
Chapter 41: Movie Menu
Movie Menu
Chapter 42: Operations Menu
Operations Menu
Setups Menu
Chapter 44: Display Menu
Display Menu
Chapter 45: Windows Menu
Windows Menu
Appendix A: DSP-Induced Delays in Mixing
Appendix B: TDM Mixing and DSP Usage
Appendix C: Troubleshooting
Glossary
Index
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ProTools 5.1 Reference Guide

ProTools 5.1 Reference Guide

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