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Assigning Track Inputs and Outputs

After you create tracks in your session, you assign inputs and outputs to the tracks in order to record and play back audio and MIDI.

When you create new tracks in a session, input paths are automatically assigned in ascending order, repeating if there are more tracks than available inputs on your Pro Tools LE hardware. Output paths are automatically assigned to the first pair of output paths.

You can assign track inputs and outputs from the Mix window or the Edit window. To view Input and Output selectors in the Edit window, show the I/O view (Figure 4.17).

The audio paths available in Audio, Auxiliary Input, and Instrument track input and output menus are defined in the I/O Setup dialog.

For more information on I/O Setup, see "Configuring Audio Inputs and Outputs" in Chapter 6, "Recording Audio."

The MIDI ports available in MIDI track input and output menus are defined in the Audio MIDI Setup dialog (Mac) or the MIDI Studio Setup dialog (Windows).

For more information on MIDI Setup, see "Configuring MIDI Inputs" in Chapter 7, "Recording MIDI."

To assign a track input:

  • On Audio, Auxiliary Input, or Instrument tracks, click the Input selector and choose an audio interface or bus path (Figure 4.34).
    Figure 4.34

    Figure 4.34 To assign an input path to an audio track, click its Input selector and choose an interface or bus path.

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    On MIDI tracks, click the Input selector and choose the MIDI port and channel (Figure 4.35).

    Figure 4.35

    Figure 4.35 To assign an input port/channel to a MIDI track, click its Input selector and choose the MIDI port and channel.

To assign a track output:

  • On Audio, Auxiliary Input, Instrument, or Master Fader tracks, click the Output selector and choose an audio interface or bus path (Figure 4.36).
    Figure 4.36

    Figure 4.36 To assign an output path to an audio track, click its Output selector and choose an interface or bus.

  • On MIDI tracks, click the Output selector and choose the MIDI port and channel (Figure 4.37).
    Figure 4.37

    Figure 4.37 To assign an output port/channel to a MIDI track, click its Output selector and choose the MIDI port and channel.

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