Much of the power and versatility of Pro Tools comes from its use of software add-ons, or plug-ins. There are a variety of plug-ins available for Pro Tools, ranging from the essential (equalizers, compressors, reverbs) to the esoteric (amp emulators, vocoders, virtual instruments, and more).
This chapter shows how to use plug-ins and introduces four essential types of plug-in effects: equalization, compression, reverb, and delay.
Pro Tools LE uses two types of plug-ins:
RTAS (Real-Time AudioSuite) plug-ins operate during playback and are nondestructive. Audio is routed through an RTAS plug-in as it is played back, but the original audio material remains unmodified. Equalization (EQ), compression, reverb, and ...