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Using Multi-mono Plug-ins In Pro Tools

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

This is the list of multi-channel plug-ins in the Sound Field category that can be instantiated on a four-channel Quad track in Pro Tools HD on my system. Note that most of them are available in multiple versions with different output channel formats. If I instantiate a ‘Quad/stereo’ version, the following plug-in will ‘see’ a stereo input. This is the list of multi-channel plug-ins in the Sound Field category that can be instantiated on a four-channel Quad track in Pro Tools HD on my system. Note that most of them are available in multiple versions with different output channel formats. If I instantiate a ‘Quad/stereo’ version, the following plug-in will ‘see’ a stereo input.

Mono plug-ins in Pro Tools can be used on stereo and surround tracks. We explain why this is useful!

For those coming to Pro Tools from another DAW, there are a few things that can take some getting used to. One is that, compared with most other recording packages, there can be more manual configuration involved in setting up the Pro Tools mixer. Not only do the mixer channels in Pro Tools not include EQ, compression, or even a polarity switch, but the mixer also exposes the distinction between busses and channels in a way that’s not apparent in, say, Cubase: if you want to route...

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Published August 2018