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Advanced Pro Tools for Eric


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  • 1. 
    True or False: When using Quickpunch to record, audio is only recorded from where you punch in to where you punch out.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    To immediately make a parameter of a Plug-in 'automatable', which modifier key combination must be pressed when clicking on the parameter?
    • A. 

      Ctl + Opt + Cmd

    • B. 

      Cmd + Opt

    • C. 

      Shift + Opt + Cmd

    • D. 

      Shift + Opt

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 3. 
    Delay compensation is used
    • A. 

      When Pro Tools had latency due to a high buffer setting

    • B. 

      When tracks are delayed by plug-ins on their inserts

    • C. 

      When tracks are delayed by a slow computer CPU

    • D. 

      When tracks are delayed by routing internally

  • 4. 
    Beat Detective: What command is used to remedy audible gaps between regions?
    • A. 

      Bar | Beat Generation

    • B. 

      Groove Template Extraction

    • C. 

      Region Separation

    • D. 

      Region Conform

    • E. 

      Edit Smoothing

  • 5. 
    Strip Silence acts like what type of audio effect?
    • A. 

      Compressor

    • B. 

      EQ

    • C. 

      Delay

    • D. 

      Gate

    • E. 

      Reverb

  • 6. 
    What must be engaged for Pro Tools to follow Tempo Maps?
    • A. 

      Slave to External Sync

    • B. 

      Nothing needs to be engaged, it automatically follows the tempo map

    • C. 

      Metronome button

    • D. 

      Conductor button (in the transport bar)

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    To assign multiple Outputs from a single channel
    • A. 

      Hold down Control and add an Output assignment.

    • B. 

      Hold down Command and add an Output assignment.

    • C. 

      Hold down Shift and add an Output assignment.

    • D. 

      Hold down Option and add an Output assignment.

    • E. 

      Hold down Escape and add an Output assignment.

  • 8. 
    To cascade the Output of selected channels only
    • A. 

      Hold Control while changing the assignment

    • B. 

      Hold Shift +Control+Command while changing the assignment

    • C. 

      Hold Shift +Option+Command while changing the assignment

    • D. 

      This action is not possible

    • E. 

      Hold down Command while changing the assingment

  • 9. 
    To apply changes to selected tracks ONLY, hold
    • A. 

      Shift+control keys

    • B. 

      Shift+option keys

    • C. 

      Shift+command keys

    • D. 

      Shift+control+command keys

    • E. 

      There is no short cut in Pro Tools to do this

  • 10. 
    You can apply a change to all tracks in Pro Tools, by
    • A. 

      Holding the shift key down

    • B. 

      Holding the control key down

    • C. 

      Holding the option key down

    • D. 

      Holding the command key down

    • E. 

      Holding the shift+command keys down

  • 11. 
    Plug-Ins and their respective settings can be easily copied to another track, by
    • A. 

      Option dragging the plug-in to a different insert

    • B. 

      Command dragging the plug-in to a different insert

    • C. 

      Control dragging the plug-in to a different insert

  • 12. 
    To create a new audio file from many selected regions, use
    • A. 

      Heal separations

    • B. 

      Consolidate selections

    • C. 

      Render track

    • D. 

      Export region definitions from the Audio sub-menu

    • E. 

      Bounce to disk

  • 13. 
    To figure out the amount of latency (delay) introduced by inserted plug-ins on an individual track
    • A. 

      Command+click on the channels fader volume readout at the bottom of a channel in the mix window to toggle to the 'dly' readout in samples

    • B. 

      Double click on the plug-ins on the inserts

    • C. 

      Shift+click on the channels fader volume readout at the bottom of a channel in the mix window to toggle to the 'dly' readout in samples

    • D. 

      Select this from the options menu

    • E. 

      Select this from the MIDI menu

  • 14. 
    What is the difference between an RTAS plug-in and an Audiosuite plug-in?
    • A. 

      RTAS plug-ins don't work on Pro Tools LE

    • B. 

      Audiosuite plug-ins only work for TDM systems

    • C. 

      RTAS plug-ins don't introduce latency

    • D. 

      RTAS plug-ins are used in real-time and Audiosuite plug-ins print the effect directly to the track

    • E. 

      Audiosuite plug-ins are non-destructive

  • 15. 
    What items cannot be automated in Pro Tools
    • A. 

      Pan

    • B. 

      Plug-Ins

    • C. 

      Volume

    • D. 

      Solo

    • E. 

      Mute

  • 16. 
    How many Memory Locations can you have in Pro Tools?
    • A. 

      199

    • B. 

      499

    • C. 

      699

    • D. 

      999

  • 17. 
    There are 4 types of "groups" in Pro Tools. Which of the following is based on generic signal flow concepts, and NOT a specific PT feature?
    • A. 

      Edit Groups

    • B. 

      Mix Groups

    • C. 

      Sub Groups

    • D. 

      Region Groups

  • 18. 
    To "Solo Safe" (isolate) a track, you....
    • A. 

      You cannot Isolate solo buttons in Pro Tools LE

    • B. 

      Hold down Command when you click on a solo button

    • C. 

      Use a Window Configuration

    • D. 

      Toggle it from Solo Mode sub-menu in the Options Menu

  • 19. 
    It is highly recommended that most Pro Tools LE users enable the "Plug-in Controls Default to Auto-Enabled" Preference so that each parameter does not have to be auto-enabled
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    There is no way to compensate for Plug-in Delays in Pro Tools LE
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    When working with virtual instruments (Reason, Kontakt), what 2 types of tracks are needed?
    • A. 

      Midi Tracks & Instrument Tracks

    • B. 

      Audio Tracks and Aux Tracks

    • C. 

      Instrument Tracks & Master Tracks

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    Where do you go to connect or make sure a MIDI Keyboard/Device is connected to your audio/MIDI interface?
    • A. 

      Audio Midi Suite/Setup

    • B. 

      Session Window

    • C. 

      Disk Allocation Window

    • D. 

      Pro Tools Preferences

  • 23. 
    If you want to make sure that all of the audio files in your current session are in one location...
    • A. 

      Make sure there are no Offline Files in the Region Bin

    • B. 

      Check the session "disk allocation" and "Project Browser"

    • C. 

      Save As...

    • D. 

      Copy the entire Session Folder to an external drive

  • 24. 
    Elastic Audio and Beat Detective are 2 options that we can use to quantize audio
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    When held while clicking, which modifier key restores parameters (like faders and pans) to their default setting?
    • A. 

      Shift

    • B. 

      Control

    • C. 

      Option

    • D. 

      Command

  • 26. 
    Which modifier key usually means ""select" or "selection"?
    • A. 

      Shift

    • B. 

      Control

    • C. 

      Option

    • D. 

      Command

  • 27. 
    Which of the following would be considered an "offline" (non-realtime) process?
    • A. 

      Bounce To Disk

    • B. 

      Internal Bussing

    • C. 

      RTAS Plug-ins

    • D. 

      Audio Suite Plug-ins

  • 28. 
    Which Pro Tools window allows you to unmount hard drives?
    • A. 

      Mix Window

    • B. 

      Edit Window

    • C. 

      Project Browser

    • D. 

      Workspace Browser

  • 29. 
    Which of the following is NOT a general use/purpose of Aux Input tracks?
    • A. 

      Audio Editing

    • B. 

      Subgrouping

    • C. 

      Effects sends

    • D. 

      Tracking through a plug-in

  • 30. 
    The "Compact" function is non-destructive and totally safe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False