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stereo tracks in PT

Postby gigpiglet » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:18 pm

ok... here is something that for some reason i have never had to do...
and now i cant figure out how to (it MUST be possible)

i have a stereo track (its a desk mix from a live show) which is WAY hot on one side.
how do i "split" the track?
or change gain on one side of it only?

im in PT10

im sure its easy and im missing something obvious... but im sure not seeing it right now!

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Re: stereo tracks in PT

Postby Gian » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:25 pm

I'm assuming you want to do it while it remains as one stereo track?

Otherwise, you could always copy the track and pan one track hard left, and the other hard right, then adjust the gain of each as required.
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Re: stereo tracks in PT

Postby gigpiglet » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:38 pm

id love to keep it a stereo track.
well... i dont need to.. im just sure that i should be able to!!

appreciate there are some work around (like you mention copying etc)
but surely there is a way to adjust the gain of one side of a stereo track in PT... surely.
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Re: stereo tracks in PT

Postby jkhuri44 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:06 pm

you could put a plugin on, and lower the gain on one side. it is an option if you have a clean plugin you dont hear the sound of.
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Re: stereo tracks in PT

Postby mylesgm » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:08 pm

use a dual mono trim plugin (or any plugin that has gain controls), unlink the channels in the plugin and then alter which ever side you need to. I think the dual mono plugin feature of PT is excellent.
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Re: stereo tracks in PT

Postby Ben M » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:37 pm

Drag the stereo file from the audio regions onto two mono audio tracks that are side by side, pan hard left and right, then you'll be able to clip gain the hot track down.
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Re: stereo tracks in PT

Postby gigpiglet » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:46 am

thats the answer i was looking for - thanks ben!
ill try that when i get in this morning..
sometime its the little things that are the hardest right!
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Re: stereo tracks in PT

Postby waitup » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:15 am

Guys you can also right click on a stereo track and click "Split into mono".

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Re: stereo tracks in PT

Postby Drumstruck » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:21 am

waitup wrote:Guys you can also right click on a stereo track and click "Split into mono".

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That's what I was going to say :-)
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Re: stereo tracks in PT

Postby gigpiglet » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:26 am

so many ways!
cant believe i have never had to do it before...
anyway -into the studio now.
thanks for all the suggestions
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