5. Working with Tracks

A track is a designated space in a recording system that’s assigned to carry a single audio signal. Tracks let you direct the flow of audio into your system, through DSP effects, and then back out to your ears and/or mixdown machine. Every audio or MIDI signal that comes into Pro Tools is routed to a track.

This chapter shows you how to work with tracks in Pro Tools. You’ll learn the five basic track types—audio tracks, auxiliary inputs, master faders, MIDI tracks, and instrument tracks—and then we’ll show you how to create them and assign inputs and outputs.

We’ll also discuss some of Pro Tools’ track-viewing features, such as adjusting track height and color-coding track waveforms, which can help you reduce monitor clutter ...

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