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Table Of Contents

The ProTools Guides
System Requirements and Compatibility Information
About www.digidesign.com
Chapter2: ProTools Concepts
Hard Disk Audio Recording
ProTools Nonlinear Editing
The Digidesign Audio Engine
ProTools Sessions
Tick-Based and Sample-Based Time
System Resources
Automatic and Manual Inactive Mode
Chapter3: Keyboard and Right-Click Mouse Shortcuts
Right-Click Mouse Shortcuts
Global Key Commands
Keyboard Focus
Numeric Keypad Modes
Chapter4: ProTools Systems
ProTools|HD Systems
•HD Process card
•192 Digital I/O™
ProToolsLE Systems
ProToolsLE System Capabilities
ProTools M-Powered
Toolkit Software Options
Checking For Software Updates
Starting Up or Shutting Down Your System
Checking an HD System with DigiTest
Configuring ProTools System Settings
Hardware Buffer Size
2 Select Ignore Errors During Playback/Record
RTAS Error Suppression Options
DAE Playback Buffer Size
System Memory Allocation
Plug-in Streaming Buffer Size
Configuring MIDI Setup
Configuring ProTools Hardware Settings
Initializing MIX-Series Legacy I/Os
System Usage
Processing Bandwidth
ProTools Signal Paths
I/O Setup Dialog Tabs and Controls
Routing Hardware I/O to ProTools I/O
Creating New Paths
Editing Paths
Channel Mapping
Valid Paths and Requirements
Working with I/O Settings Files
I/O Settings Files
Factory I/O Settings
Surround Mix Settings File
I/O Setup Options
AFL/PFL Mutes (Output Path) Selector
Default Path Order
Mic Preamps
H/W Insert Delay Compensation
Default Path Order selector
Determining Your Hardware’s Insert Delay
Preferences dialog
Global and Local Preferences
Global (System-Wide) Preferences
Local (Current Session) Preferences
Local (Current Session) Preferences List
Display Preferences
“Organize Plug-in Menus By” Options
Peak Hold Options
Default Track Color Coding Options
Default Region Color Coding Options
Operation Preferences
Use Separate Play and Stop Keys
Editing Preferences
Default Fade Settings
Mixing Preferences
After Write Pass, Switch To Options
Coalesce Trim Automation Options
Processing Preferences
Drag and Drop From Desktop Conforms to Session Tempo
The Drag and Drop From Desktop Conforms to Ses-
MIDI Preferences
Pencil Tool Resolution When Drawing Controller Data
Double-Clicking a MIDI Region Opens
Synchronization Preferences
Machine Control
MIDI Controllers
Ethernet Controllers
Ethernet Controller
Quick Start Session Dialog
Creating a New Session
Session Files and Folders
Region Groups Folder
Session File Backups Folder
Opening a Session
Opening Recent Sessions
Opening Session with Plug-ins Deactivated
Saving a Session
Revert to Saved Command
Saving the Session File with a New Name
Limit Character Set option
Session Templates
Save Session Template Dialog
Save Session Template dialog
Closing a Session
Exiting or Quitting ProTools
Chapter10: ProTools Main Windows
Mix Window
Edit Window
Edit Window Default Length
Transport Window
MIDI Editor Windows
Score Editor Window
DigiBase Browsers
Managing Windows
Window Configurations
Window Configuration List
Hiding All Floating Windows
Tool Tips
Track Types
Track Channel Strips
Audio Track Channel Strips
Track Controls and Indicators
Edit Window Views
Track Level Meter
Adjusting Track Width
Creating Tracks
To link Track and Edit selections:
Track Views
Audio Track View selector
Changing Track Views
Master Views for Tracks
Track Height
The Track List
Track Name Right-Click Menu
Assigning Audio Inputs and Outputs to Tracks
Track Priority and Voice Assignment
Assigning MIDI Inputs and Outputs to Tracks
MIDI Output selector
Soloing and Muting Tracks
Making Tracks Inactive
Color Coding for Tracks, Regions, Markers, and Groups
Display Page Preferences for Color Coding
Color Palette window
Grouping Tracks
Linking Mix and Edit Groupings
Group Controls
Working with Groups
Setting Group Attributes
Enabling Groups
Grouped Control Offsets
Region List Menu
Region List menu
Displaying File Info for Audio Regions
Sorting and Searching in the Region List
Selecting Regions in the Region List
Keyboard Selection of Regions
Previewing Regions in the Region List
Stereo and Multichannel Regions in the Region List
Naming and Displaying Regions in the Region List
Managing Regions in the Region List
Region Name Right-Click Commands
DigiBase Elements
Performance and Transfer Volumes
Digidesign Databases
Sharing Database Files
Browser Windows and Tools
Indexing DigiBase Databases
The Browser Menu
Browser Panes and Display
Column Data
Selecting Items
Moving, Copying, Duplicating, and Deleting Items
Searching Items
Elastic Audio Analysis
Previewing Audio in DigiBase
Audio Files Conform to Session Tempo Button
Elastic Audio Plug-in Selector
Linking and Relinking Files
Manually Find and Relink
Automatically Find and Relink
Relink Window
Workspace Browser
Project Browser
DigiBase Pro Catalogs
Task Window
Importing and Exporting to and from a Session
Audio Conversion on Import
Sample Rate Conversion Quality
Import Options and Preferences
Importing Files with Drag and Drop
Importing Audio Files and Regions Using the Import Audio Command
Importing Audio from Audio CDs
Importing ACID and REX Files
Importing Multichannel Audio Files from a Field Recorder
Importing Monophonic Audio Files
Importing Polyphonic Audio Files
Exporting Audio
Export Selected dialog
Exporting Region Definitions
Importing Session Data
Import Session Data Dialog
Time Code Mapping Options
Track Offset Options
Operation/Destination Track Pop-Up Menus
Sharing Sessions Created on Different ProTools Software Versions
Language Compatibility
Playing Tracks
Playback Location
Setting the Playback Location
Playback Cursor locator
Scrolling Options
Page Scrolling During Playback
Continuous Scrolling During Playback
Playing Selections
Playing Timeline and Edit Selections with the Playhead
Playback Modes
Half-Speed Playback Mode
Dynamic Transport Mode
Play Start Marker Follows Timeline Selection
MIDI Beat Clock
Record Setup Overview
Configuring ProTools Hardware I/O for Recording
Connecting a Sound Source
Allocating Hard Drive Space for Recording
Recording with a Click
Creating a Click Track
Setting the Session Meter and Tempo
Record Modes
Destructive Record Mode
Configuring Default Names for Audio Files and Regions
Assigning Hardware I/O on a Track
Record Enabling Tracks
Latch Record Enable Buttons Preference
Recording with Multiple Hard Drives
Selecting a Record Input Monitoring Mode
Setting Monitor Levels for Record and Playback
Reducing Monitoring Latency
Recording an Audio Track
To record an audio track:
Canceling a Record Take
Recording Shortcuts
Prime for Record Mode
Setting Punch and Loop Points
Timeline Selection Markers
New Memory Location dialog
Setting Pre- and Post-Roll
Audio Punch Recording Over a Specified Range
Recording Additional Takes
Recording to a New Playlist
Loop Recording Audio
Alternate Takes
Selecting Alternate Takes
Alternate Takes pop-up menu
Recording from a Digital Source
Half-Speed Recording
Recording from MIDI Devices
Enabling Input Devices
The Default Thru Instrument
MIDI Input Filter
Input Quantize
Wait for Note
MIDI Input Filter dialog
MIDI Merge/Replace
Configuring MIDI or Instrument Tracks for Recording
Recording MIDI and Instrument Tracks
MIDI Punch Recording Over a Specified Range
Loop Recording MIDI
MIDI Step Input
Recording System Exclusive Data
Recording Audio from a MIDI Instrument
Chapter21: Punch Recording Modes
System, Session, and Track Guidelines for Punch Recording
Voice Requirements for PunchRecording
Audio Regions and Waveforms
Avoiding Clicks and Pops
MIDI Regions and MIDI Data
Regions View for MIDI and Instrument Tracks
Naming Regions
Displaying Region Names, Region Times, and Other Data
Multiple Undo
Basic Editing Commands
Editing Across Multiple Tracks
Chapter23: Edit Modes and Tools
Edit Modes
Edit Tools
Using the Zoomer Tools
Using the Trimmer Tools
Using the Selector Tool
Placing the Edit Cursor
Using the Grabber Tools
Using the Smart Tool
Separation Grabber tool
Using the Scrubber Tool
Custom Shuttle Lock Speed
Numeric Keypad Set to Shuttle
Using the Pencil Tool
Chapter24: Making Selections
Linking or Unlinking Timeline and Edit Selections
Linking or Unlinking Track and Edit Selections
Selecting Track Material
Noncontiguous selection
Nudging Selection Start/End Points
Edit Selection indicators
Numeric Entry Shortcuts for Selection Indicators
Selecting Across Multiple Tracks
Timeline Selections
Auto-Scrolling Tracks in the Mix and Edit Windows
Universe View
Navigating Your ProTools Session
Creating New Regions
Capture Region Command
Auto-Name Separated Regions Option
Separation Grabber Tool
Healing Separated Regions
Trimming Regions
Trimming with Nudge
Nudging Regions
Quantizing Regions to Grid
Editing Stereo and Multichannel Tracks
Consolidate Command
Compacting an Audio File
To compact an audio file:
Processing Audio with AudioSuite Plug-ins
TCE (Time Compression and Expansion) Edit To Timeline Selection
Rating Regions
Using Fades
Fades Dialog
Fade and Crossfade Preferences
Creating Fades at the Beginnings and Ends of Regions
Creating a Crossfade
Using AutoFades
Creating Fades and Crossfades in Batches
Moving and Nudging Fades and Crossfades
Separating Regions That Include Fades or Crossfades
Trimming Regions That Include Fades or Crossfades
Fade Boundaries and Shapes in Displayed Automation View
Working with Playlists
Track Compositing
Playlists View
Matching Alternate Regions
Selecting Alternate Takes on Tracks
Automatically Create New Playlists when Loop Recording
To automatically create new playlists when loop recording:
Expanding Alternate Takes to New Playlists or Tracks
Expanding Alternate Channels to New Playlists or Tracks
To expand alternate channels to new playlists:
Beat Detective Requirements
The Beat Detective Window
Beat Detective Modes
Defining a Beat Detective Selection
Beat Detective Analysis
Calculating Tempo with Beat Detective
Generating Beat Triggers
Generating Bar|Beat Markers with Beat Detective
To generate Bar|Beat Markers with Beat Detective:
DigiGroove Templates
Separating Regions with BeatDetective
Conforming Regions with Beat Detective
Edit Smoothing
Detection (Normal) and Collection Mode
MIDI Editing Options
Setting the Grid Value
The Pencil Tool
Inserting MIDI Notes
Manually Editing MIDI Notes
Selecting MIDI Notes
Trimming Note Start and End Times
Velocity Trimmer Tool
Time Compression/Expansion Trimmer Tool Functionality on MIDI Regions
Continuous Controller Events
Resolution for Inserted Controller Events
Patch Select (Program and Bank Changes)
Default Program Change
System Exclusive Events
Note and Controller Chasing
Offsetting MIDI Tracks
Stuck Notes
Remove Duplicate Notes
To remove duplicate notes:
MIDI Real-Time Properties
Real-Time Properties View
Real-Time Properties Window
MIDI Editor Window Toolbar
MIDI Editor Zoom Controls
Track List
Group List
Timebase and Conductor Rulers
Superimposed Notes View
Notation View
Notation View
Velocity, Controller, and Automation Lanes
Score Editor Zoom Controls
Notation Display Track Settings
Notation Display Track Settings
Score Setup
Editing Notes
Score Editor Right-Click Menu
Key Changes
Key Change
Meter Changes
Chord Symbols and Diagrams
Exporting Scores
Printing Scores
MIDI Event List
MIDI Event List View Filter dialog
Inserting Events in the MIDI Event List
Editing Events in the MIDI Event List
MIDI Event List Options
Chapter33: Time, Tempo, Meter, Key, and Chords
Timebase Rulers and Conductor Rulers
Main Time Scale
Setting the Main Time Scale
Tick-Based Timing
Song Start Marker
Graphic Tempo Editor
Editing Tempo Events in the Tempo Editor
Changing the Linearity Display Mode
Tempo Operations Window
Identify Beat Command
Meter Events
Add Meter Change button\
Time Operations
Renumbering Bars
Key Signatures
Chord Symbols
Memory Locations and Markers
Editing Memory Locations
Memory Locations Window
Memory Locations Window menu
Chapter35: Arranging Regions
Placing Regions in Tracks
Sliding Regions in Grid Mode
Defining the Grid Value
Replacing Audio Regions
Replace Region Dialog
Replace Region dialog
Sync Points
Shift Command
Locking Regions
Muting/Unmuting Regions
Stripping Silence from Regions
The Strip Silence Window
Strip Silence window
Auto-Naming for Strip Silence
Inserting Silence
Duplicating Regions
Repeating Regions
Chapter36: Region Loops and Groups
Region Looping
Region Groups
Chapter37: AudioSuite Processing
The AudioSuite Menu
The AudioSuite Window
Use In Playlist Button
Process Mode Selector
Multichannel Processing
Using AudioSuite Plug-ins
Selecting Tracks for AudioSuite Processing
Example Elastic Audio Workflow
Elastic Audio Tracks
Real-Time and Rendered Elastic Audio Processing
•Real-Time Processing
Region Clip Indicator
Elastic Audio Plug-ins
Editing in Warp View
Tempo Event–Generated Warp Markers
Individual Range Warp
Out of Range Processing
Editing in Analysis View
Adding Event Markers
Moving Event Markers
Promoting Event Markers
Deleting Event Markers
Elastic Properties
Elastic Properties Window
Elastic Audio Region-Based Pitch Shifting
AudioSuite Processing and Elastic Audio Regions
Moving Elastic Audio Between Tracks
Fades and MicroFades
Elastic Audio Preferences
Elastic Audio preferences
Event Operations Window
Restore Performance
Flatten Performance
Change Velocity
Change Duration
Select/Split Notes
Step Input
Mixing Concepts
Metering and Calibration
Signal Flow by Track Type
Assigning Groups to VCA Masters
Views in the Mix and Edit Windows
Edit Window View selector
Audio Input and Output Paths
Multiple Output Assignments
Configuring Inserts View in the Mix and Edit Windows
Output Windows for Tracks and Sends
Inverse Linked Panning
Standard Selector Controls in Output Windows
Signal Routing for Monitoring and Submixing
Delay Compensation
Configuring Delay Compensation Engine
To configure the Delay Compensation Engine:
Delay Compensation Limit
Delay (dly) Indicator
User Offset (+/–) Field
Track Compensation (cmp) Indicator
Using an Ethernet Control Surface with ProTools
Using a MIDI Control Surface with ProTools
Linking and Unlinking Controls on Multi-Mono Plug-ins
Using Hardware Inserts
Assigning Hardware Inserts
Bypassing Hardware Inserts
Automation QuickStart
Automation Playlists
Automation Modes
Automation Preferences
Automation Follows Edit Option
Viewing Automation
Automation and Controller Lanes
Writing Automation
Copying Track Automation to Sends
Enabling and Suspending Automation
Deleting Automation
Thinning Automation
Drawing Automation
Editing Automation
Graphical Editing of Automation Data
Editing Stepped Control Automation
Stepped control automation
Special Paste Function for Automation Data
Trimming Automation
Coalescing Trim Automation
Writing Automation to the Start, End, or All of a Track or Selection
Writing Automation to the Next Breakpoint or to the Punch Point
Guidelines for “Write To” Commands
Overwriting or Extending Mute Automation
Creating Snapshot Automation
Previewing Automation
Capturing Automation
Capturing Automation Values
VCA Master Track Automation
Coalescing VCA Automation
Bus Recording to Tracks
Bounce to Disk
Options” on page963)
Bounce Options
Sample Rate Conversion Quality Option
Recording a Submix (with Bounce to Disk)
Final Mixdown
ProTools Audio Connections for 5.1 Mixing
Configuring ProTools for Multichannel Sessions
New Sessions and I/O Settings
Default I/O Selectors in I/O Setup
Default Path Order for 5.1 Tracks
5.1 Track Layouts, Routing, and Metering
Chapter45: Multichannel Tracks and SignalRouting
Multichannel Audio Tracks
Placing Audio in Multichannel Tracks
Multichannel Signal Routing
Paths in Surround Mixes
Example Paths and Signal Routing for a Surround Mix
Introduction to ProTools Surround Panning
Output Windows
Standard Controls
Surround Panner Controls
Snap Pan to Speaker Icons
Panning Modes
Divergence and Center Percentage
LFE Faders in Multichannel Panners
Pan Playlists
Surround Scope Plug-in
ProTools Synchronization Options
Session Setup Window
External Time Code Offsets
Preparing to Work with SMPTE
Configuring ProTools for SMPTE
Pull Up and Pull Down
Auto Match Pull Factors
Audio Sample Rate Pull Up and Down
Video Frame Rate Pull Up and Down
Putting ProTools Online
Generating Time Code
Using MIDI Machine Control
Setting Minimum Sync Delay
Remote Track Arming
Spotting Regions to SMPTE Frame Locations
Time Stamping
Time Stamp
Identifying a Synchronization Point
Troubleshooting SMPTE Synchronization
Browsing Video in the Video Universe Window
Playback of High-Definition QuickTime and Windows Media Video
Playing QuickTime DV Video to an External Monitor Over FireWire
Playing Video to an External Monitor Using a Video Card
Bouncing the Video Track to a QuickTime Movie
Bouncing a Video Track with Windows Media Video to a WIndows Media Movie
Using ProToolsLE to Import Video from Other Versions of ProTools
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