Managing system resources during mixdown


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Managing system resources during mixdown

So bottom line when mixing on a native Pro Tools system like LE or Empowered, the faster your computer is, the better, because the Pro Tools mixer and plug-ins as with any DAW, pull the resources or what we call DSP directly from the computer. It stands to reason that the faster your computer is, the more simultaneous tracks and plug-ins you can run while mixing. That said, there are some optimizations you can make to any Pro Tools system to improve the resources available while mixing.

So what we're going to want to look at first is optimizing the playback engine. We can access the playback engine by going to Setup > Playback Engine. These settings are going to control how Pro Tools uses the computer resources to process things like plug-ins and track count and things like that. Now the first setting we want to look at is the Hardware Buffer Size and this is going to determine the amount of time Pro Tools takes to process chunks of audio or samples.

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Managing system resources during mixdown
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Managing system resources during mixdown provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Brian Lee White as part of the Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools

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Audio + Music
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