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Old 01-08-2013, 05:22 PM
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Default Re: Input Monitoring OFF is here!!!

Originally Posted by emiliojazz View Post
Demodigi: please note that this topic is for users who want to TURN OFF COMPLETELY input monitoring and want to use an external mixing console for monitoring.
Low latency monitoring isn't a solution for those users, and Automute tries to accomplish this.
Low latency monitoring isn't the same as NO monitoring at all.

EDIT: low latency monitoring disables all sends assigned to record-armed tracks. So for example if I want to add some reverb to my voice "while" recording (and I can, 'cause reverb is not so prone to latency problems as the dry signal) I can't, cause low latency monitoring will disable all sends setup on the recording track.
So, using an external console for monitoring still have some advantages, but unfortunately all versions of Protools until now haven't take this into account...

Pardon my lack of experience, but, based on my experimentation, the Low Latency Monitoring mentioned by demodigi and described on pages 455-456 of the version 10.3 Pro Tools Reference Guide appears to be the same as no input monitoring (of course subject to the restriction that it only applies to Outputs 1 and 2) in the sense that the input signal never enters the software for monitoring purposes and can be routed exclusively by the hardware mixer (console or audio interface hardware) without having to deal with any monitoring coming from within the software. Or am I missing something?

I am recently coming to PT 10 from many years with Cubase and REAPER, and this functionality appears to be identical to what those DAWs offer as an option to monitor the input signal completely outside of the software. [For example, Cubase offers software monitoring, ASIO Direct Monitoring, and no monitoring and PT 10's "Low Latency Monitoring" appears to be the same as Cubase's "no monitoring".]

Wasn't the previous problem that the input signal was being monitored through the software in addition to being monitored externally through the hardware and that there was no way to bypass the software monitoring short of using the mute button (which created problems for punching in and listening to recorded material)? The Low Latency Monitoring appears to have addressed this. Or am I mistaken?

Further, no monitoring would not allow for the addition of reverb in the DAW, right? So again, Low Latency Monitoring is no different from no monitoring (again subject to the restriction to Outputs 1 and 2).

Once more, I am relatively new to PT, so please educate me if I am way off base.
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