If you’re looking to route 5.1 to 7.1 without losing automation in Pro Tools, there are a few things you need to do. First, you’ll need to create a new 7.1 surround track. Next, you’ll need to assign your 5.1 track to the new 7.1 track. Finally, you’ll need to adjust your faders and send levels accordingly. Let’s take a closer look at each of these steps.
Creating a New 7.1 Surround Track
To create a new 7.1 surround track, simply go to the ‘File’ menu and select ‘New’. Now, under the ‘Track Type’ heading, select ‘7.1 Surround’. Give your new track a name and hit ‘OK’.
Assigning Your 5.1 Track to the New 7.1 Track
Now that you have a new 7.1 track, you need to assign your 5.1 track to it. To do this, go to the ‘I/O’ tab of your 5.1 track and change the ‘Output’ setting to ‘7.1’. Now, when you play back your session, your 5.1 track will be routed to the new 7.1 track.
Adjusting Your Faders and Send Levels
The final step is to adjust your faders and send levels. If you want your 5.1 track to be the dominant track in the mix, you’ll want to bring up the fader level on the 7.1 track. If you want the 5.1 track to be more subtle, you can lower the fader level or add a send to the 7.1 track. Experiment with different settings until you find the sound you’re looking for.
Other related questions:
Can you mix 5.1 in Pro Tools?
Yes, you can mix 5.1 in Pro Tools.
How do you bounce 5.1 in Pro Tools?
There isn’t a specific feature in Pro Tools that will allow you to “bounce” or render your audio in 5.1. However, you can export your audio in 5.1 surround sound by using the “File > Export > Audio Mixdown” function. In the “Audio Export Options” window that opens, make sure to select “5.1” from the “Channels” drop-down menu.
How do you use routing in Pro Tools?
There are a few different ways that you can use routing in Pro Tools. One way is to use the I/O Setup window. To open the I/O Setup window, go to the Setup menu and choose I/O Setup.
In the I/O Setup window, you can route audio signals to different outputs. To route an audio signal, first select the track that you want to route in the left column. Then, in the right column, select the output that you want to route the signal to.
You can also route audio signals using the track mixer. To do this, first open the track mixer by going to the Window menu and choosing Track Mixer.
In the track mixer, you can route audio signals to different outputs by clicking on the Output field for a track and selecting the output that you want to route the signal to.
How do I change outputs in Pro Tools?
You can change outputs in Pro Tools by going to the ‘Setup’ menu, and then selecting ‘I/O’. From here, you can change the output routing for each individual track.