Learn the options for creating a stereo mix of a session and the considerations that apply to each option.
- [Instructor] Mixing down is the process…of recording the output of your session to a stereo file.…This process is also commonly called bouncing your session,…and it's often the last phase of production.…Two common methods for creating a stereo mix down are…one record your mix to a stereo track within your session,…sometimes called bounce to tracks,…or two render an external file of your stereo mix,…also known as bounce to disk.…Regardless which technique you use…the basic principle applies.…What you hear is what you will get.…
That literally means that the mix you hear during playback…is exactly what will be included in the bounce.…Let me give you some examples of things to watch for…and believe me I've heard bounces…that exhibit each of these flaws.…First muted tracks.…If you have a track in your session muted,…such as the lead vocal,…your bounce is going to sound incomplete.…(bass tone chimes)…Not good, alright we don't want that.…
Another potential problem…is a session that has a single track soloed.…In this case that's the only thing that we'll hear.…
AuthorFrank D. Cook
- Getting started with Pro Tools menus, windows, and edit tools
- Creating a session
- Creating a click track
- Recording audio
- Importing audio and video
- Recording, viewing, and editing MIDI data
- Selecting and navigating within tracks
- Adding markers
- Editing clips
- Creating fade effects
- Mixing tracks and adding automation
- Backing up a session
- Bouncing a mix to disk
Skill Level Beginner
Q. This course was updated on 03/23/2017. What changed?
A. Challenges and solutions were added to chapters 3–10 and three videos were updated in the first couple chapters.
Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Mixingwith Larry Crane1h 51m Intermediate
Mixing Techniques for Pop Music Part 1with Brian Malouf3h 19m Intermediate
Get In the Mix with Pro Toolswith Brian Lee White2h 46m Intermediate
1. Getting to Know Pro Tools
2. Getting inside Pro Tools
3. Creating Your First Session
4. Making Your First Audio Recording
5. Importing and Working with Media in a Session
6. Making Your First MIDI Recording
7. Selecting and Navigating
8. Basic Editing Techniques
9. Basic Mixing Techniques
10. Finishing Your Work
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