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Pro Tools® 11 Ignite! by Andy Hagerman

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8Basic Mixing

When it comes to DAWs, there are two schools of thought on mixing: mixing inside the box and mixing outside the box. Mixing inside the box refers to making use of your DAW’s virtual mixer and virtual effects entirely within the Pro Tools environment. When mixing inside the box, you will listen to a summed (for example, stereo) output of your mix through your audio interface, with all the required processing being performed by your computer (the “box”). Mixing outside the box refers to the practice of assigning individual tracks to individual outputs of your audio interface and from there to individual channels on a separate physical mixing board. The mixing and automation are performed by this external mixer, and Pro Tools is reduced ...

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