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Showing 13 ideas for tag "Mixing"
(@davemarsden)

Pro Tools features

Mixer Playlist Feature

My suggestion is that the Pro Tools Mixer has Playlists. So for example:

1. You could duplicate a mix, try different things, go off at a tangent etc.
2. Create a new mix. "Zero" the mixer and start again with the option of going back to the original.
3. Move tracks between mixes. For example, duplicate a mix and get a better drum sound, then copy those tracks into the original mix that was otherwise fine.
4. Splice sections... more »
(@hmbuff)

Pro Tools features

Bus folders

I think it would be great if we could organize our busses in specific folders that can be named:
I use and update a mix I/O setup that currently contains several hundred busses, each for a specific job for a specific instrument (e.g. Bus Drums, Drum Effect 1 etc.). When I want to assign these busses in the edit or mix window, the busses are presented to me in groups of 128 (see attached picture), which can be extremely... more »
(@theneil)

Pro Tools features

Option to Exclude Tracks from ALL Group

Obviously, the ALL group is helpful, but there are some tracks (e.g. Reverb Aux, Mix-Level Aux, Instrument-Grouping Auxes, etc.) which I want to always keep at 0 dB.

It'd be great if we had a (completely optional) choice to modify the ALL group, flagging specific tracks it *shouldn't* control. If this option isn't enabled, the functionality of this group should remain completely as it is today - don't want to disrupt... more »
(@dajaun)

Pro Tools features

Plugin and Automation "Playlists"

An additional "playlist" style option for each track that would let you recall plugin chains and automation sets.

 

This way instead of importing session data from previous mix revisions in order to undo silly client requests while still keeping all other mix revision changes you could just jump back to an other playlist of automation and plugins assignments/settings for each track individually.

(@dubberg)

Pro Tools features

Softube "Console 1" - type display for Pro Tools (EQ/DYN curve display)

Pro Tools could have a 3rd window option - Edit, Mix and "Console". It would be great to have the transfer curves of the EQ/DYN always in view as a full window. As you focus a track, the information from the EQ/Dyn (Avid Channel Strip) would populate the graphs. With the release of PT2018 and the EQ View on each of the channels in the Mix window - this seems like an easy thing to do. It's also technically being done on... more »

Pro Tools features

Change the Color of Break Points in the Meters

You can adjust the color break point of your meters, but you can't adjust the colors themselves. It's forced by default as:

 

Dark Green

Light Green

Yellow

(Red for Clip)

 

I would like to set the color theme of the signal in the meter so it matches my Mixing Desk to:

 

Dark Green

Dark Yellow

Dark Red

(Bright Red for Clip)

 

Allow the user to set their own colors for meters please.

(@ultrasteak)

Pro Tools features

More/Several Mixing Windows for Master or Headphones section

Add the possibility to open 2 or 3 mix windows, in order to simplify visualisation for multiple screen users.

for example you can open a mixing window on a specific screen just for headphones and/or master section, and keep tracks only on your main screen(s).

(@willcohen)

Pro Tools features

VCA PAN

There are few things that I want to group as much as a pan - having groups panned by the VCA would be awesome!! Before anyone suggests otherwise, I know what a traditional VCA is... and in addition to this, I want to pan before I reach an aux/bus - for instance if you want to creat an object with panning information in it that you then rotate / pan.

Pro Tools features

Ordnerspuren mit VCA Funktion (Amalgamate Tracks combined with VCA Function)

Vorschlag:

- Audio und Instrumentspuren können in einer Ordnerspur zusammengefasst werden. Alle Edits, die an dieser Ordnerspur vorgenommen werden, wirken auf sämtliche sich in der Ordnerspur befindlichen Spuren.

- Es wird im Arrangier als auch im Mixfenster eine Ordnerspur erzeugt. Die beinhalteten Spuren können jederzeit durch das Aufklappen der Ordnerspur sichtbar gemacht werden. Im Arrangierfenster wird eine Ordnerregion... more »
(@joachimvonbreitenstein)

Pro Tools features

Mix Groups containing Tracks of different Channel Count but with the same Inserts : allow linking Parameters

Example : a mix group containing 1 mono and 2 stereo audio tracks, all 3 with an Eq37 on insert "a", mix attributes set to insert control/bypass.
All 3 Eq's have the same low cut enable, the same low cut freq, the same ... ,
but when moving the , e.g., low cut freq in the mono track Eq, only that one moves, not the low cut freq of the Eq's of the stereo tracks.
And vice versa : moving a parameter in the stereo Eq does... more »