6. Inserts & Busses

In this chapter we’re going to get more familiar with the use of plug-ins, focusing on reverbs, delays, and compression.

Keep in mind that in this book we’re using the DigiRack plug-ins that come with Pro Tools because I know everyone reading this book will have them. These plug-ins are very useful, but there are some other exceptional reverb, delay, and compression plug-ins made by other companies, too. Once you get a basic understanding of how to use the DigiRack plug-ins, you’ll want to start investing in a palette of other effects. Do you cook? Well, even if you don’t, you can think of the DigiRack plug-ins as your basic salt and pepper. The third-party plug-ins are like your garlic, saffron, and lemongrass—you might ...

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