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Digidesign Pro Tools 8-Use the new compositing features in version 8 to create the perfect take

OBJECTIVE: Record multiple takes of an audio track, then assemble the best bits from each take into a final, composite track. BACKGROUND: Pro Tools 8 (HD, LE, or M-Powered) includes a much simpler workflow for creating composite tracks than previous versions. After creating the perfect composite track, you can then delete the various takes. Note: This applies to audio tracks only, not MIDI tracks.
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OBJECTIVE: Record multiple takes of an audio track, then assemble the best bits from each take into a final, composite track.
BACKGROUND: Pro Tools 8 (HD, LE, or M-Powered) includes a much simpler workflow for creating composite tracks than previous versions. After creating the perfect composite track, you can then delete the various takes. Note: This applies to audio tracks only, not MIDI tracks.

STEPS

1. Go Setup > Preferences, and under the Operation tab, select “Automatically Create New Playlists when Loop Recording.” Click on “OK.”

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2. In the track where you want to record the various takes, choose “Playlists” from the Track View Selector.

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3. Right-click on the Transport Record button, and select “Loop.”

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4. Go Options > Link Timeline and Edit Selection.

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5. Use the Selector to select the loop region (A), record-enable the track (B), click on the Transport Record button (C), then click on the Transport Play button (D).

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6. You’re now recording. Record as many passes as you like. When you click Stop, you’ll see all the alternate Playlists arranged below the Main Playlist.

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7. Use the Solo button to audition the individual alternate Playlists. When you find a section you like, right-click on it and choose “Copy Selection to Main Playlist.” The selected area will replace the equivalent area in the Main Playlist; keep copying sections from various takes until you’ve assembled the perfect part.

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TIPS

-Before Step 5, you might want to set a Pre- and Post-Roll time.
-In Step 7, you can also copy to a New Playlist instead of the Main Playlist, or to a Duplicate Playlist.
-Also in Step 7, to loop the regions with the alternate takes while playing back, use the selector to specify the loop range. Then, right-click on the Transport Play button and choose “Loop.”