Printing stereo mix inside Pro Tools...

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by rc86mike, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. rc86mike

    rc86mike Guest

    Hello all. I am curious as how to print a stereo mix inside of pro tools. I've done it numerous of time with a patch bay but I'm trying it on my home rig for the first time. I have a 002 with 6.9.2. I'm almost positive I must do something with my I/O setups, but maybe not. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
  2. bounce

    bounce Guest

    Hi. For each track that is already set to an audio output (such as 1-2 on your 002) change the output to a bus (like bus 1-2 or whatever is not being used for fx, etc.)). Then create a new audio track and set its input to that bus (bus 1-2). Then record enable the track and press record. The track will record everything routed to its input bus.


  3. rc86mike

    rc86mike Guest

    Beautiful, THANK YOU!
  4. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    a better sounding solution is to route to spdif out and do a digital loop back in through spdif in to another track......
  5. geoffallan

    geoffallan Guest

    but mute the record track otherwise it'll feedback like a banshee finding a new level of bansheeness!!
  6. bounce

    bounce Guest

    Actually there's ABC technology implemented after pro tools 5.2. (Automatic Banshee Compensation).
  7. Dave62

    Dave62 Guest

    The bounce to disk will also do what you need and does not take up any tracks. Select the start and stop times with selector, select bounce to disk, set your output type and your done.
    If you have enuf tracks left you can bus all the tracks to a stereo record track as said, and it shouldn't feed back if it is setup right, i.e. all tracks or aux mstrs bused to the record track which is then outputting to your I/O.
    A typical mix set up for me is to have aux mstrs setup for the drums, gtrs, vox and bass set up which then route to a master or aux master fader on my output track. I typically use the bounce to disk as I rarely have tracks leftover, although it can be handy if you want to punch in to your master track.
  8. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    hundreds of people have reported problems with bounce to disk

    from loss of sound quality to problems with automation...

    my advice is to not use it...
  9. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    I don't ever remember having a problem


    each time I've done a null test
    comparing BTD and a bus/input record
    ... that's what I got ... ?

    I've never done the simple SPDF loop back
    but one day I'll give it a go
  10. overlookfran

    overlookfran Guest

    bounce to disk makes things thin sounding to me. i always use the SPDIF loopback option. sounds better.
  11. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    I must take the time to give that a try.
  12. rudedogg

    rudedogg Guest

    i always bounce to disk, my mixes never sound thin, but maybe i'm just compensating for it cause i know what it will end up sounding like.

    perhaps people are blaming poor tracking/mixing on bounce to disk? i'm gonna do a test and try the spdif loopback bounce and a bounce to disk and upload it and see if anyone can really tell a difference.

  13. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    "perhaps people are blaming poor tracking/mixing on bounce to disk?"

    in a word...... no

    did extensive testing on my own mixes....

    but do test it.... i wish more people would.... instead of just "listening to authorities"
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