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Pro Tools: Importing Mix Projects From Other DAWs

Avid Pro Tools Tips & Techniques
Published September 2018
By Sam Inglis

StereoMonoizer from Soundizers is invaluable for preparing sessions that have been exported from other DAWs.StereoMonoizer from Soundizers is invaluable for preparing sessions that have been exported from other DAWs.

A little planning can help you get up and running quickly with mix projects transferred from other DAWs.

If you’re a mix engineer who uses Pro Tools, chances are you’ll get sent mix projects that originate in other recording packages. Getting this material in a state where you can even begin to work on it often feels like running a race just to get to the starting line, so it’s useful to think about the most efficient ways of turning a collection of WAV files into a mix-ready Pro Tools session.

Hopefully, the person sending the project will be savvy enough with the operation of their own DAW to have exported each element of their arrangement to an individual, unprocessed 24-bit audio file spanning the entire duration of the song. Assuming this is the case, there are two possible strategies available for...

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Published September 2018