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Mastering Pro Tools® Effects: Getting the Most Out of Pro Tools’ Effects Processors by Jeremy Krug

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Using Plug-Ins While Recording and Overdubbing

Before saying anything on this subject, it’s worth taking a moment to talk about delay. And yes, the irony is intentional. There are lots of plug-ins available to help get your creativity in motion while writing, composing, brainstorming, or performing whatever other tasks your pre-production process might include. But once you are ready to start recording some of those ideas, it’s time to start double-checking how the processing delay, or “latency,” might affect the timing of your performance.

This type of delay and how to deal with it is covered in more detail in the last section of this chapter, and also in Chapter 7. For now, it’s sufficient to say that processing an audio signal takes time, ...

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