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Old 03-17-2012, 02:03 PM
alfaholic alfaholic is offline
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Default Input Monitoring Question...

Hello everyone...

I have Saffire Pro 40 and Pro Tools 9, I am expecting Pro Tools 10 to arrive in the next few days, so I have one question:
My Saffire Pro 40 has its own mixer and all monitoring is done by that low latency mixer.
In Pro Tools I have only Record button and when pressed I hear monitoring with latency, but I want to have only one from my Saffire low latency mixer.

I can turn down that channel, then turn it up for singer to hear, then mute id again to overdub, but I do not have 6 armes.
How to overdub without listening both of my monitoring signals, and without clicking around like mad man?
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:39 AM
PD-John PD-John is offline
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Default Re: Input Monitoring Question...

The way I do it is to have the Pro Tools track(s) selected in the Edit window and press "Shift + R + M" to record-arm and mute it when I'm ready to record. This is a lot quicker than clicking. Then you can monitor the input at zero latency via MixControl.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:40 AM
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Default Re: Input Monitoring Question...

In PT10 prefs, you can unlink the record (red) fader and the normal playback (grey) fader. I used a Pro 40 this way. Put a track into record arm and pull the fader all the way down then set a normal level for playback when record arm is off. When you get to the drop in point, the moment it starts recording, the fader drops to zero.

Think you might have to wait until your 10 arrives for this feature tho. Not sure!


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