Setting up an effects loop


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Setting up an effects loop

Knowing how to set up an effects loop is a key mixing technique often used for adding reverb or delay to a mix. An effects loop enables multiple tracks to access one effects processor or plug-in. This saves a lot of computer processing power. It also gives you a lot of control over the sound of the mix and can unify the overall sound of a mix. Let's talk about the components used in an effects loop. First, we have the send. A send makes a copy of the track and routes it to an output or a bus.

Let's go create one. On this particular track I am going to go to SEND A, and if you don't see the sends on your track, you can go to View > Mix Window shows sends A-E. There is also sends F-J, so we have a total of 10 sends per track. So I am going to go down here to send A > click and choose bus 1-2, and that opens up the Send control. In the Send control, we've got a lot of options.

I am just going to adjust a couple of them really quick. First, I am going to adjust the panning....

Setting up an effects loop
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Setting up an effects loop provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by David Franz as part of the Pro Tools 9 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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