Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Bus interrogation, part of Pro Tools 10 New Features.
The most intriguing new feature of Pro Tools 10, in name at least, is called bus interrogation. If you have questions about what tracks share the same input, output, send assignment, or hardware insert assignment, you can simply right-click the assignment selector to ascertain the truth. I'm going to go down to my Vox Bus input path and right-click it, and we see three new options. The Select Assignments option will literally select all of the tracks that use the same input, bus, or hardware insert assigned to that track.
I'll choose it here and now I'll go and scroll across to Mix window and see all of the tracks that have their track names highlighted. See a bunch of vocal tracks over here, and they all share the same Vox Bus assignment. I'll scroll back over and right-click again, and now we have Show Assignments. The Show Assignments will show all of the tracks with the same assignment.
So if there are actually hidden tracks that use the same assignment, they won't be hidden anymore; they actually will be shown. And this third option, Show Only Assignments, is super handy as it shows only the tracks that use the specific input, bus, or hardware insert. I like using it like I might use a mix group, showing only a few tracks at once. So I'm going to choose it here and now only the tracks that use the Vox Bus are shown here in the Mix window.
Now we have this Restore Previously Shown Tracks option, which does exactly as the name implies. Boom! Now all of the tracks are shown again as we were previously looking at them. So now you know all the ways to make use of the Bus Interrogation feature in Pro Tools 10.
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