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Mastering Tips For Pro Tools

Avid Pro Tools Tips & Techniques
Published February 2018
By Mike Thornton

If your computer can’t handle running a separate track with its own real-time plug-in chain for every song on an album, a good compromise is to use two tracks with plug-in chains. When you’ve achieved settings that you’re happy with for the songs on both tracks, render the first one using Track Commit or AudioSuite plug-ins.If your computer can’t handle running a separate track with its own real-time plug-in chain for every song on an album, a good compromise is to use two tracks with plug-in chains. When you’ve achieved settings that you’re happy with for the songs on both tracks, render the first one using Track Commit or AudioSuite plug-ins.

Pro Tools isn’t just for recording and mixing. It’s also pretty handy for mastering work.

In the analogue days, mastering would involve setting up a chain of processors for each song, recording the processed version to the master format, logging settings, resetting the equipment and moving on. In the non-linear, non-destructive world of Pro Tools we can benefit from more flexibility, non-destructive processing and perfect recall, allowing us to easily make adjustments following...

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Published February 2018