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Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Jeff Strong

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Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Mix

In This Chapter

check.png Understanding signal flow

check.png Routing inserts and sends

check.png Getting to know the Output windows

check.png Using plug-ins

check.png Processing external effects

Before you can actually mix anything in Pro Tools, you have to get a few preliminaries out of the way first. More specifically, you need to become familiar with the Mix window, have a good grasp of how the signal flows through the system, know how to create auxiliary inputs and master faders, and get up to speed on inserts and sends. This chapter gives you the details on all these things.

Revisiting the Mix Window

When you mix in Pro Tools, you spend most of your time working in the Mix Window, as shown in Figure 2-1. The Mix window contains the channel strips for each track, routing information, and your master faders. Each part of the Mix window is covered in detail in Book II, Chapter 4.

remember.eps To open the Mix window, ...

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