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Pro Tools 8 for Mac OS X and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Tom Dambly

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14. Using Plug-Ins

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.

Plug-In Types

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 ...

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