Ever heard someone (like me) tell you to use offline processing to your audio? Not sure what that means? Let me show you how to do it in ProTools with AudioSuite plug-ins.

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  • carlisle

    Just want to point out that there is a tab on the lower left side that says preview. that lets you listen to the audio b/f you process it while you are changing the audio.

  • UnFraGile

    Hi, Great Site, Congratulations.
    You could use this “trick” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7W0UsAarvk,

    It says Print with heat, but it could be use with everything. Just be sure when you click REC, mute your monitors. Is just another workflow you could use.
    I hope it helps.

    Regards, and thanks once again for the great site and all the tips and tricks.

    UnFraGile (marco)

  • Great Post Joe… thanks for sharing!

  • Al

    lol the funny(and of course SAD) thing is, this was one of the very first things I learned in ProTools, and I was not aware of how to use them in real time(making an aux track,etc..)
    So, I officially ruined ALL of my early recordings/projects.

    Thanks for this post Joe.

  • This is a great post. I would think you would want to create a copy of the track before you apply any Plugin processing. That way you can always go back if needed and make additional changes.

    Also enjoyed the end where you showed exporting a Region to a file. Thanks for enlightening me once again…

  • Bob Sorace

    I’ve used this to print delay or some other cpu intensive effect, so my computer won’t freak out. However, I’m not sure if I hit a wrong button somewhere, but now I can’t get AudioSuite to work anymore, it goes through the motions (processing, etc.) but the effect isn’t there.

    Not that it matters right now anyway, my computer took a dump, so I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to get a new one.

  • In the vastly-superior SONAR world (wink), there is a command to “apply audio effects”. This basically prints all the effects in the bin to the audio file. I’ve never really used it though. My clients usually want to do their own EQ and processing. Good post!