Every DAW application has a certain amount of code devoted to the tasks of digital audio recording and playback. This bit of programming is so important that it has its own name—it’s called the audio engine. Pro Tools’ audio engine is called the Digidesign Audio Engine (named for Digidesign, the Avid subsidiary that created Pro Tools), or DAE for short. The DAE is at the very heart of Pro Tools’ operations, and the quality of its construction is a big reason for Pro Tools’ popularity.
Let’s start by taking a look at the Playback Engine window, where you can choose settings for the DAE and make the most of your overall system.
Click on Setup. The Setup menu will appear.
Click on Playback Engine. The Playback Engine ...