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Part IV: Mixing Audio > Automating a Mix

Chapter 14. Automating a Mix

Not long ago engineers, producers, and band members alike engaged in a Twister-like ritual known as “performing” the final mix on the board. Pulling off such a mix was no easy feat: For instance, if one person failed to turn up a guitar or vocal on the mixing board, the entire mix had to be scrubbed—and performed again from scratch. Needless to say, more than a few good mixes (and tempers) were lost in this process.

Thankfully, computer automation has made this arduous mix choreography a thing of the past. Pro Tools automation remembers your mix moves and plays them back exactly as you performed them. This can save you a huge amount of time. You can build mixes in logical stages, and, if you make a mistake, a simple tweak fixes it—no more redoing mixes from scratch.

This chapter will show you how to use Pro Tools automation. You’ll learn how to write an automation pass, and how to edit and view automation data. We’ll also discuss how to thin unneeded automation data—a trick that enhances both automation and CPU performance.


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