12. Export Your Song

This chapter contains a series of exercises designed to round out your knowledge as a Pro Tools engineer. They’ll also give you a few more computer skills that you’ll find helpful in managing files.

You’ll learn how to record a mix back into Pro Tools the way the professionals do. You’ll also learn how to punch into a mix and then create one consolidated file out of an edited mix. We’ll cover how to export this mix into a CD-quality file without using the File > Bounce to Disk function.

You’ll also learn how to back up your session using Toast or Easy Media Creator. Throughout the chapter, I will stress the importance of clearing unused audio files; if you fail to do this, your backups will take far more space than they ...

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