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Pro ToolS® 9 Ignite! by Andrew Hagerman

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Synchronization

In many recording scenarios, you’ll have to make sure that the timing of your musicians—and sometimes even the timing of other machines—lines up with the timing of your Pro Tools session. This is an essential skill for all sorts of work and is generally referred to as synchronization. In this section, we’ll examine a number of ways to get everything in sync.

Setting Up a Click Track

You might be wondering just what a click track is. Fair question. Even though it’s a common term within recording circles, it’s surprising how many musicians don’t know what a click track is or what it’s used for. The answer is pretty straightforward: A click track is an audible track that indicates the tempo of a song through a series of short ...

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