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Pro Tools HD: Advanced Techniques and Workflows by Edouard Camou

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A bit more about the Pro Tools mixer

Pro Tools features three different audio engines and each one of them behaves differently. To illustrate this let's assume that I am buying an old HD Accel system because it is financially interesting. The HD Accel TDM mixer comes with a few more considerations and drawbacks such as having to be very careful on your gain stage to maintain healthy levels as 24-bit fixed-point TDM plugins only have a dynamic range of 144 dB and can therefore discard information or clip more easily. In the next sections I will discuss some good practices and optimizations to make the most out of Pro Tools mixers. AAX-DSP, AAX Native, and RTAS use a 32-bit float instead of a fixed 24-bit integer.

First, let's have a look at the ...

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