Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 After you've recorded your music and want to start mixing it, it's a good idea to set up a master fader. This lets you control all of the sound output from one single channel.? Start off with the mixing window in your Pro Tools session. You don't really need the editing window while you're mixing, so you can focus on the mix window instead. To open or close the mix window, press Apple+"=" sign. The window will display all of the track channels for your project.? Now you can create a master fader once you're in the mix window. Do this the same way you would add a new track: hold Shift+Apple+N or go to Track--New.? A New Tracks window will open. Select Master Fader from the dropdown menu and make sure to make it Stereo. Then click Create and your new channel will be added to the window.? The master fader automatically controls the sound of all the tracks in your project. You can play the song and use the the master fader's slider to raise or lower the overall volume.? Master faders also have a top Inserts section where you can add effects to the output. Click on an empty Inserts box, select multichannel plug-in and then select the effect you want to use.? The master fader also allows you to control the entire song's peak level so that there's room left when you master it. Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/courses/learn-pro-tools-9-part-3/set-up-your-mix/using-a-master-fader//
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