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Mixing in Pro Tools®: Skill Pack, Second Edition by Brian Smithers

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Chapter 6. Advanced Signal Flow

Through the first several chapters you have seen the fundamental principles by which audio is routed to and through processors. This knowledge alone will get you through most of the day-to-day mixing tasks you will encounter. You might suspect, however, that there are some more involved methods—secret tricks that engineers keep up their sleeves for working more efficiently and for harnessing the power of the Pro Tools mixer. You would be correct.

In this chapter, I’ll show you some techniques that have far-ranging ramifications. They focus primarily on the use of an innocuous little thing called a bus. You may have heard this term tossed about casually in discussion or encountered it in reference to a mixer or another ...

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