Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Mix
In This Chapter
Understanding signal flow
Routing inserts and sends
Getting to know the Output windows
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.