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Do most PT users mix in PT or use a console?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Pete Ruthenburg, Feb 7, 2002.

  1. I've heard some people say the mix summing bus in
    PT is not great.Is there some truth to this or is
    it just opinion.Do people mix with a console when
    using PT?

    Thanks,Pete Ruthenburg
  2. Greg Malcangi

    Greg Malcangi Member

    Hi Pete,

    Both and neither! There is absolutely nothing wrong with the summing bus in PT and it certainly stacks up well against most other digital summing buses. Of course some people have opinions on digital summing buses and given the choice I would probably go for the summing bus in a Neve VR series desk! There are issues with sound quality in PT|Mix; conversion, filtering, clocking, etc. But nothing in the real world to worry about with the summing bus.

  3. mixKID

    mixKID Guest

    late on this one ......i summ in PT
    many people HATE the sum bus in PT
    i like it just fine .......DITHERED MIXER,
    48 bit plugs.
  4. Hardnox

    Hardnox Guest

    I've heard people say PTHD does a bit better than the 24Mix, mixer....uhhh that sounded funny.
  5. Greg Malcangi

    Greg Malcangi Member

    Hi Danny,

    They've twicked the mix bus in PT|HD a little but nothing that should make much of a difference. However, the quality of mixes in PT|HD should sound much better than with a Mix system because the plugs are improved at 96kS/s and of course for most people the A/D and D/A conversion should be much improved.

    I would echo MixKid and advise the use of the dithered mixer plug.

  6. Hardnox

    Hardnox Guest

    WHat's the "Dithered mixer" how do implement it?
  7. Greg Malcangi

    Greg Malcangi Member

    Hi Danny,

    The dithered mixer is an alternative 24bit Optimised mixer plugin for PT. You can download the dithered mixer plug from Digi's website free of charge. You impliment it by replacing the standard 24bit optimised mixer in the DAE plugins folder on your system drive.

    What it does is to dither in those places within PT that would otherwise truncate or round using the standard mixer. There is a trade off, as the dithered mixer requires more DSP. I have some reservations about the dithered mixer in PT|Mix but these have been addressed with the dithered mixer for PT|HD which is included on the PT5.3 CDROM.


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