Making a Mix

Let’s combine all our sounds into one mix with Pro Tools® SE.

Features used:

• Quick Start
• Fader and Pan Automation
• Effects Automation
• Mute Automation and Solo

 

Create the Session

1.

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From the Quick Start choose a Demo Song.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Control the faders

 

2.

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Listen back to the session by using the Transport controls.

Click Return to Zero and then click the Play triangle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

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Click the “Solo” button on a track to hear that track on its own and click it again to hear all the tracks together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Click the “Mute” button on a track to silence
that track so that you can hear how the session sounds without it.

Click it again to hear all the tracks together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Make the tracks’ volumes change over time by using the Pencil tool to create volume automation.

Click on the Show/Hide automation lane
triangle on a track and draw in a few volume changes.

 

 

 

 

   

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Mute and unmute tracks over time. Click the Automation Lane View selector and choose Mute.

Use the Pencil tool again to mute/unmute automatically where you draw with the Pencil tool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Control the effects

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Make the effects’ controls change over time.

Click the Automation Lane View selector and choose one of the effects’ controls. Use the Pencil tool again to have that control change automatically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Control the stereo field

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Make the sound move from left to right and
back again over time.

Click the Automation Lane View selector and choose Pan. Use the Pencil tool again to have that control change automatically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Listen back to your session by using the Transport controls.

Click Return to Zero and then click the Play triangle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finish the mix

10.

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Click File > Export > Audio to create the final mix by exporting it.

 

 

 

 

 

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