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Pro Tools: Playlist Perils

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

In this simple example, three takes have been recorded to separate Playlists in two audio tracks, which have been Grouped. A fourth, empty Playlist has been created to serve as a receptacle for my composite edit.In this simple example, three takes have been recorded to separate Playlists in two audio tracks, which have been Grouped. A fourth, empty Playlist has been created to serve as a receptacle for my composite edit.

Playlists in Pro Tools are usually invaluable, but once in a while, they can trip you up.

Playlists are one of those Pro Tools features that have long been coveted by users of other DAWs, and most rival products now offer similar functions, although not all of them are as elegant as Avid’s original implementation. The basic idea of Playlists is to allow you to record multiple takes of the same audio or MIDI parts, without having to create a new set of tracks or move further down the timeline every time you want to do so. Creating a new Playlist on a track lets you record anew into that track whilst keeping whatever you have previously recorded....

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Published July 2018