Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting Files
In This Chapter
Importing and exporting audio files
Importing and exporting MIDI files
Importing and exporting session data
One of the most powerful aspects of Pro Tools is that it can import a variety of file types and formats into a session and then export them just as easily. You can record tracks in another session (or even another software program) and be able to edit, mix, and process them in Pro Tools.
For example, you can import and export audio files, MIDI files, and session tracks in formats from AIFF and BWF to Standard MIDI files (SMF) — and even import raw session data, the tracks, plug-in settings, and other session details. (Chapter 3 of this mini-book has more on Pro Tools sessions.) This chapter covers all these options. And if you have some files that use bit depths and sample rates different from the session you’re working on, I show you how to import them, too.
Importing into a Session
If you want to fancy up your Pro Tools session, you can import audio and other data not only from other Pro Tools sessions but also from other recording programs, such as Logic. So prepare to get fancy.
Importing audio files
Before Pro Tools ...