Presentation on theme: "Inserts Audio patch point that allows either a plug-in insert or a hardware signal processor to be inserted directly into the signal patch of an audio."— Presentation transcript:
Inserts Audio patch point that allows either a plug-in insert or a hardware signal processor to be inserted directly into the signal patch of an audio channel. 5 inserts / track Audio & Aux track inserts are pre-fader Master fader inserts are post-fader
Plug-in vs. Hardware Add software signal processor directly into the signal path of a channel and adjust your processor settings. Parameters can be enabled for automation. Add external hardware signal processor directly into the signal path of a channel, routing the signal to and from the external device via your audio interface.
Sends Mix output of one or more audio tracks sent to another receiving device. Pre/post fader 10 sends / track (A-E, and F-J) Interface sends - uses outputs on an audio interface to send audio to an external effects processor, also uses audio interface inputs to reintroduce the processed audio Bus sends - uses internal mix buses to send audio internally for processing by plug-ins or other effects on an Aux input track. You can apply a variety of effects without leaving P.T.
Moving & Copying Sends To other tracks, or to other positions on the same track. Maintains all related routing assignments, automation, send output format, and level/pan/mute settings. When moving or copying a stereo send from a mono track to a mono track, Send pan automation will be dropped. When moving or copying a stereo send from a stereo track to a mono track, the left send pan automation is retained, the right is dropped.
Submasters Assign a group of related tracks to a single fader. Enables effects to be quickly and easily applied to multiple faders, and centralizes the panning and send control for every track in the group. You can apply inserts and sends globally Conserves processing power
Using RTAS Plug-Ins Processes audio non-destructively in real time = instantly hear effect without committing the effect permanently. Rely on and limited to processing power Gain-Based effects: EQ, Compressor, Gate, Expander, etc… – Applied as inserts, to entire signal Time-Based effects: Reverb, Chorus, Delay, Echo, etc.. – Add tracks to the effects mix at different levels by adjusting the send level for each track individually.
Master Faders Single fader used to control two types of signals – Signals send to the outputs of an audio interface – Signals sent to any of the internal mix busses Post-fader Inserts added on Master Faders will globally affect all tracks routed to it. No sends
Master Fader To reduce bit depth it is necessary to apply dither to your audio. Dither – is randomized noise that minimizes quantization artifacts. – Squeeze better subjective performance out of a smaller bit depth. Bit Resolution – 16-bit = DAT and audio CD recorders – 20-bit = newer ADATs and some DAT
Noise Shaping Improves audio performance and lessens the perceptible noise inherent in dithering by shifting noise components into a less audible range. Type 1 - recommended for less stereophonically complex material. Type 2 - recommended for material of greater stereophonic complexity. Type 3 - recommended for full-spectrum, wide stereo field material.
Grouping Tracks Edit, move faders, adjust volume to a group of tracks in an identical manner. 104 groups Nested groups (subgroups within groups) Preservation of relative fader or controller levels
Grouping Affects Edit Groups Track view Track heights Track timebase settings Audio and MIDI editing functions Automation editing functions Mix Groups Main volume level Automation mode Mute settings Solo settings Send levels Send mute settings Mix Groups Main volume level Automation mode Mute settings Solo settings Send levels Send mute settings
Grouping does not Affect Record enables Panning Send panning Voice assignment Output assignment Insert assignments
Linking Mix & Edit Groupings When you create a group, it can be an Edit, Mix, or a dual-type group. Dual-type groups appear in both the Edit and Mix window. Link in “Preferences” Active = highlighted Deactivated = unhighlighted
Group Membership Lowercase letter - active group Uppercase letter - more than 1 active group, topmost parent group. Group priority: 1. Group Size: larger over smaller 2. Creation Order: older over newer Filled in circle = all members selected Hollow circle = some members selected Circle with a dot = all members selected and additional tracks not members.
Groups All Group - when active it overrides all other groups in the session, combining all tracks in the session into one single large group. Global changes When working with tracks that are part of an active group, recording automation to one member will record the same automation to all members of the group. Applying E.A. processing on one track applies it to all other tracks within the group.