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By John Keane

This expertly written advisor will convey you precisely why professional instruments shrinks an entire tune studio right into a computing device, changing the cumbersome recording infrastructure of multi-track analog blending forums and rolls of two-inch-wide magnetic tape. perfect for starting, intermediate, and complex manufacturers, sound engineers, and musicians.

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When the New Track dialog appears, enter 3 for the number of mono audio tracks and click Create or press RETURN (ENTER). Three mono audio tracks will appear with the default names Audio 1, Audio 2, and Audio 3. CHAPTER 2: Starting a New Session from Scratch 21 At this point, it’s important to rename these tracks, even though there are only three of them. Make a habit of naming tracks before you record on them. This will cause any audio file recorded on that track to be automatically labeled with the same name.

Select Create Shortcut from the small menu pop-up menu that appears. A new copy of the Pro Tools icon labeled Pro Tools 2 will appear in the Digidesign Folder. shortcut to open Pro Tools. If you want to get rid of the 2, just right-click on the icon, select Rename, and erase the 2. Start Your Engines (Macintosh OS X) Double-click the Pro Tools icon on the Dock (or wherever you put it) to start Pro Tools. Choose Quit for any plug-in demo windows that appear. Once Pro Tools is running, you are ready to select New Session under the File menu.

Scattering elements of your session all over the place is the worst thing you can do in Pro Tools. If you want to be able to open a session from the desktop, make an alias (or shortcut) of the session icon (on a Mac: OPTION+Z+click and drag to new location) and put the alias wherever you like. Double-clicking on the CHAPTER 2: Starting a New Session from Scratch 29 alias will open the original session. Any changes you make to the session will be saved in the original Session Folder. Never, ever drag a session icon from the Session Folder and put it somewhere else.

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