PT6 o After each Instrument track, create an associated
audio track for it. The idea is to have an audio
‘Fly’ MIDI tracks into ProTools. track ready for when you want to record the
o Make sure audio cables are in M‐Box instrument performance to disk.
o Check input levels on M‐Box. o Set output assignments so they're ready to record
o Create audio tracks (p. 141, 142) to disk and so you can monitor your work.
1 for each of your parts. o Set each Instrument track's output to a bus that
Predetermine mono or stereo (bass VS corresponds to the input on the audio track. That
strings) will enable you to record your Instrument track to
o Arrange audio tracks next to MIDI tracks its audio track.
o Solo MIDI track o To monitor your Instrument tracks, hold down
o Record into track (only arm audio track) the Control key (Mac) and select your monitoring
o Mute MIDI track and play audio track to check outs. By holding down the Control key, you add a
Print effects? second output (designated by the plus sign next
o Mute audio track to the output assignment).
o Repeat Record other tracks (solo MIDI). o Bounce Tracks (418‐422) to merge audio.
o Using track bin on left, make MIDI tracks o Be sure to mute unwanted tracks and
disappear. select portion of merging tracks
o Once done, bounce to disk. P. 418 ‐ 423 o No extra space inn beginning or end
All audio fades, etc. should have been
automated. Make items inactive (save CPU and voices) p.115.
o Be sure to select the area you want to bounce. There are two ways to make a track inactive.
o Make sure stereo interleaved. 1. Turn off its voice in the mixer by clicking where it says ‘dyn’
o 16bit / 44k and choosing ‘off’. This stops audio from playing back and
• Create MP3 w/o having to buy optional software deactivates any inputs to and outputs from that track, but
o Take bounced file and drop on iTunes any plug‐ins will remain active.
o Turns into MP3 2. More useful for saving CPU resources
o Find a. choose Make Inactive from the Track menu.
Drive>Music>itunes>itunes music Doing this makes sure that all inputs, outputs,
Find the MP3 song sends, inserts and all plug‐ins are deactivated and
all DSP resources for that track are freed up.
Virtual instruments: p. 429 b. An inactive track is greyed out. When you have
• Go to Setup > Playback Engine > Plug‐in Streaming Buffer finished and want to reactivate that track, turn
and adjust the following settings. the voice back on to ‘dyn’ or choose Make Active
o Size from the Track menu.
• Adjusts the general size of the pre‐load buffer, the higher this
setting, the more sample content is pre‐loaded to RAM. o When you're happy with a performance on a particular
• Reduce this setting on computers with small RAM. Instrument track, record‐enable its associated audio track
o Optimize For Streaming Content on Audio Drives and then press Record.
(Requires More System Memory) o Once it's recorded to disk, make the Instrument track
• Activate this setting, if samples are on the same disk as the inactive and move on to the other tracks. If you need to go
audio ﬁles played back on Pro Tools audio tracks. back and make changes, reactivate the Instrument track,
Deactivate this setting when samples are on a different disk make changes and re‐record it.
than audio ﬁles played back on Pro Tools audio tracks to o LOOK AT CPU usage screen to compare.
improve the maximum voice count. o Also can use playlists. For each record pass you do, track it
• Buffer size and voice count relate to each other. Higher buffer to a new playlist, so you can go back in time and compare
sizes allow for higher voice counts and vice versa. each record pass.
Experiment to find the optimum balance between latency
o Create new session
o Create mono instrument track
o Go to top of inserts and choose Minimonsta in
o Play around ‐ record
max polyphony 1 note
o REPEAT WITH EXPAND, other instruments
o Go through the sounds.
o Look at CCs in back of manual.
o One Instrument track for each software
instrument you use
o Each instrument on the first insert of each track.