How do I add a hardware insert in Pro Tools?

In Pro Tools go to Setup > I/O and make sure your Hardware Inserts are set up. In the screenshot below you will see a named Insert for 3/4 Inputs “Lexicon” for a 2-channel Lexicon unit to be connected on Inputs 3/4. Then in the Insert area of your Track you can add one or both channels.

How do I use hardware as a plugin in Pro Tools?

To use a hardware insert, click on one of the insert points on a track, but instead of selecting a plug-in, go to the bottom of the list and choose I/O. You will see all the interface I/O that can be used for inserts.

What is a hardware insert?

A hardware insert is essentially a plug-in that routes the dry audio out through your outboard gear and then back in. This type of setup is commonly used during the mixing process. It allows you to compare the unprocessed and processed signals (A/B) without permanently altering the original track.

How do I set up Apollo with Pro Tools?

You will first need to make sure that the Apollo is selected as your Playback Engine within Pro Tools. To do this, open Pro Tools and navigate to Setup > Playback Engine and make sure ‘Universal Audio Apollo’ is selected. Next, navigate to Setup > I/O and click on the ‘Input’ tab when the I/O Settings window appears.

How do you mix outboard gear?

Integrating a single piece of outboard gear into your studio is a simple process. To start, you run line level signal from your audio interface to the input(s) of the outboard gear. Then, you run the processed signal from the output(s) of your outboard gear to the input(s) of your audio interface.

Does Pro Tools Ultimate work with Apollo?

The Apollo X6 is Thunderbolt 3 with a USB-C connector. Yes, it works fine with Pro Tools Ultimate but you are limited to a maximum of 32 channels of IO, as you are with any non-digilink interface.

What are inserts on audio interface?

In audio processing and sound reinforcement, an insert is an access point built into the mixing console, allowing the audio engineer to add external line level devices into the signal flow between the microphone preamplifier and the mix bus.