Useful tips

Where are Pro Tools sessions saved?

Where are Pro Tools sessions saved?

In Pro Tools, under the File menu, select “Save Copy In…” In the next window, in the bottom section labeled “Items To Copy”, check the box next to “Audio Files.” Click OK. In the next window, select a location for Pro Tools to save the new session folder.

What happens when you create a Pro Tools session?

Once you click Create, a folder will be created that contains a few other folders and your new . ptx session file. Saving audio files, MIDI files, or plug-in settings in a different location may cause the session to be incomplete when launched from another hard drive or computer.

Can you open a Pro Tools first session in Pro Tools?

Yes. Beginning with Pro Tools First version 12.8. 2 you can use the “Convert to Session” option under the File menu to import a Pro Tools session and convert it into a Project, suitable for use with Pro Tools First.

How big is a Pro Tools session file?

1st the session file size jumped from 4 MB to 46 MB. Later that afternoon from 46 MB to 96 MB. Then later that night to 229 MB, where it’s been hovering ever since.

How many tracks can you add to a Pro Tools session?

128 tracks
For example, at base sample rates, a Pro Tools session can have up to 128 tracks, but only 32 input channels are available — even if your interface offers more physical inputs than this.

How do I export a Pro Tools session as a WAV file?

Select a region in the Edit window from the start to the end of the song then go to the top menu: File>Export>Audio Mix. Choose a filename and where you want to store the file and click ‘Export’. The . wav file created is uncompressed and is your master song file, and it can be imported into apps like iTunes.

What sample rate should I use in Pro Tools?

However, it also increases the demands on your computer and the risk of Pro Tools crashing on an older computer. 48 kHz, 96 kHz, and 192 kHz are recommended for digital formats, DVDs, and audio to be used in a video. 48 kHz is the standard sample rate for these formats.

Which items belong inside a Pro Tools session folder?

A session in Pro Tools is simply a song file that contains all the audio and MIDI tracks, plug-ins, and mixer settings for all your tracks.

How does sidechain compression in Pro Tools work?

This way, the detection circuit no longer responds to low-frequency signals and only reduces the gain of the audio signal when the midrange and high frequencies trigger the detector. In effect, this reduces midrange and pushes the low end forward in the mix.

How are hardware inserts used in Pro Tools?

Outboard gear such as EQ or compression can be used via hardware inserts in a Pro Tools session. This means that you can effectively incorporate your external equipment into your mix in a similar way to how you might use plug-ins.

How does a de-esser work in Pro Tools?

A de-esser is essentially a compressor with a highly tuned sidechain filtered to respond only to the sibilant region of the audio. By sending a duplicate of the audio channel to the external sidechain, we can shape the audio in any way we choose.

How to set up sidechain routing in Pro Tools?

Lets take a look at the routing involved in order to set this up. Place a compressor on an insert of the track that you wish to apply the compression to. Decide which track you want to use to drive the side-chain (this could be a duplicate of the track used in step 1 or an entirely different signal).