can someone explain...auto read in pro Tools LE

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by tomyco, Jul 10, 2008.

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  1. tomyco

    tomyco Active Member

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    A while ago I was fooling around with auto read in the mix window in PT LE.
    I am new working with PT. I somehow adjusted each track wwhile listening to the song and then when I mastered the track the track levels automatically moved by themselves duplicating what I did.

    I though this was pretty cool but at the time and now I did not know what I was doing. Can someone explain to me the purpose of auto read and the steps in using it. Thanks!
     
  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like some sort of automation going on. As you play back while automation is set to record, it tracks your changes. Then when you play the song again the levels will change.

    Having never used PT I can't say for sure.
     
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

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    "Auto Read" will play back any automation you have written. Select it, mix around, it will remember it.
     
  4. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

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    To write automation with your mixer/controller select "Auto Write".

    You can bypass ALL the automation - including plug-ins - by selecting "Auto Off".
     
  5. RemyRAD

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    The reason you want this is because no mix should be static. Depending on who & what is playing, you need to bring volumes up & down. You have the flex ability to have flexibility. It's called a dynamic mix and all mixes should be dynamic. This has nothing to do with the dynamics but how the mix changes dynamically.

    The dynamics aren't something you want anyhow. That's why God created compressors. So you can crush the dynamics while dynamically mixing.

    Dynamically opposed
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     

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