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Monitor Controls In Pro Tools Mixer

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

Some of the most important features of a hardware console are found in its master section. Here’s how to add them to the Pro Tools mixer.

In the days when studios always had a hardware mixer, functions such as talkback, mono fold-down and speaker switching would be handled from its master section. Nowadays, many of us no longer use a ‘real’ mixer, but those functions are still just as important. Some audio interfaces include basic monitor control, and stand-alone hardware monitor controllers are available, but it’s also possible to set up the functions you need within the Pro Tools mixer. In this workshop, we’ll look at how best to do this, and how to save the results as a template session that you can use on all your projects. You will need some spare inputs and outputs on your interface to enable some of these features.

Volume Control

If you have your stereo monitor speakers fed directly from a pair of interface...

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Published April 2018