After you create a Pro Tools session, you add tracks to it. Tracks are the staging areas for the media in a session, including audio, MIDI, and video; tracks also include automation and controller data.
Tracks provide controls for routing inputs and outputs, inserting effects, playing software-based instruments, and mixing.
This chapter explains the track types available in Pro Tools, and shows you how to create and name tracks, assign track inputs and outputs, and organize tracks in a session.
Pro Tools LE 8 has six track types: Audio, Auxiliary Input, MIDI, Instrument, Master Fader, and Video. The types of tracks you use depends on the kind of material you want to include in your session.