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What do you know about Advanced Pro Tools Editing Software? Pro Tools is a digital audio workstation created by Avid Technology for Microsoft Windows and Mac Os. It is used for the cultivation of music and production. It works through sound recording, editing, and mastering processes. It helps to edit clips, design video frames, modify gain levels and work with 3D audio. Stop, look, listen, and see how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When using Quickpunch to record, audio is only recorded from where you punch into where you punch out.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When using Quickpunch to record, audio is not only recorded from where you punch into where you punch out. Quickpunch is a feature in recording software that allows for quick and easy punch-in and punch-out recording. It enables the user to record over specific sections of a track without having to re-record the entire track. Therefore, audio is recorded from the punch-in point to the punch-out point, including the sections before and after. This means that audio is recorded from before the punch-in point and after the punch-out point as well. Hence, the statement "audio is only recorded from where you punch into where you punch out" is false.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctl + Opt + Cmd
    Explanation
    To immediately make a parameter of a Plug-in 'automatable', the modifier key combination that must be pressed when clicking on the parameter is Ctl + Opt + Cmd.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. When tracks are delayed by plug-ins on their inserts
    Explanation
    Delay compensation is used when tracks are delayed by plug-ins on their inserts. This means that when certain plug-ins are added to a track, they may introduce a delay in the audio signal. This delay can cause synchronization issues with other tracks in the session. Delay compensation is a feature in Pro Tools that automatically adjusts the timing of these delayed tracks to ensure that all tracks are in sync. It does this by delaying the other tracks by the same amount, effectively compensating for the delay introduced by the plug-ins.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. Edit Smoothing
    Explanation
    Edit Smoothing is the command used to remedy audible gaps between regions in Beat Detective. This feature helps to smooth out any abrupt transitions or inconsistencies in the audio by applying a smoothing algorithm. It helps to create a more seamless and natural flow between the regions, eliminating any noticeable gaps or glitches in the audio playback.

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  • 5. 

    Strip Silence acts like what type of audio effect?

    • A.

      Compressor

    • B.

      EQ

    • C.

      Delay

    • D.

      Gate

    • E.

      Reverb

    Correct Answer
    D. Gate
    Explanation
    Strip Silence acts like a Gate audio effect. A gate is used to control the volume of an audio signal by allowing it to pass through only when it exceeds a certain threshold. In the case of Strip Silence, it removes or "strips" any sections of audio that fall below the set threshold, effectively silencing them. This is commonly used in audio editing to clean up recordings and remove unwanted background noise or pauses.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Conductor button (in the transport bar)
    Explanation
    To follow Tempo Maps in Pro Tools, the Conductor button in the transport bar must be engaged. This button allows Pro Tools to synchronize with the tempo map and follow its timing and tempo changes. The other options mentioned, such as Slave to External Sync and the Metronome button, are not directly related to Tempo Maps in this context.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Hold down Control and add an Output assignment.
    Explanation
    To assign multiple outputs from a single channel, you need to hold down the Control key and add an output assignment. Holding down the Control key allows you to select and assign multiple outputs simultaneously. This feature is commonly used when you want to route the same signal to multiple destinations or devices.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Hold Shift +Option+Command while changing the assignment
    Explanation
    To cascade the output of selected channels only, the correct action is to hold Shift + Option + Command while changing the assignment.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Shift+option keys
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Shift+option keys. This key combination is used in Pro Tools to apply changes to selected tracks only. Holding Shift+option keys allows the user to make specific changes or edits to the selected tracks without affecting other tracks in the project.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Holding the option key down
    Explanation
    By holding the option key down in Pro Tools, you can apply a change to all tracks. This key combination allows for a quick and efficient way to make changes across multiple tracks simultaneously.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Option dragging the plug-in to a different insert
    Explanation
    The correct answer is option dragging the plug-in to a different insert. This means that you can easily copy a plug-in and its settings to another track by dragging the plug-in while holding down the option key (or alt key on Windows) and dropping it onto a different insert on the desired track. This allows you to quickly duplicate plug-ins and their settings without having to manually recreate them.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Consolidate selections
    Explanation
    Consolidate selections is the correct answer because it refers to the process of combining multiple selected regions into a single audio file. This allows for easier management and manipulation of the audio, as well as the ability to export or render the consolidated file as a separate entity. The other options listed, such as healing separations or exporting region definitions, do not specifically address the task of creating a new audio file from selected regions.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    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
    Explanation
    To figure out the amount of latency introduced by inserted plug-ins on an individual track, you can Command+click on the channels fader volume readout at the bottom of a channel in the mix window. This will toggle to the 'dly' readout in samples, which will display the latency caused by the plug-ins. This allows you to determine the exact amount of delay introduced by the plug-ins on that specific track.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. RTAS plug-ins are used in real-time and Audiosuite plug-ins print the effect directly to the track
    Explanation
    RTAS plug-ins are used in real-time, meaning that they process the audio signal in real-time as it is being played back or recorded. On the other hand, Audiosuite plug-ins print the effect directly to the track, which means that they process the audio offline and apply the effect permanently to the audio file. This allows for more precise editing and manipulation of the audio, but it is not as flexible as real-time processing.

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  • 15. 

    What items cannot be automated in Pro Tools?

    • A.

      Pan

    • B.

      Plug-Ins

    • C.

      Volume

    • D.

      Solo

    • E.

      Mute

    Correct Answer
    D. Solo
    Explanation
    In Pro Tools, the Solo function allows the user to listen to a specific track or tracks in isolation, without the interference of other tracks. This feature cannot be automated because it is a manual process that requires the user to select the desired tracks to be soloed. Therefore, the Solo function cannot be automated in Pro Tools.

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  • 16. 

    How many Memory Locations can you have in Pro Tools?

    • A.

      199

    • B.

      499

    • C.

      699

    • D.

      999

    Correct Answer
    D. 999
    Explanation
    Pro Tools allows for a maximum of 999 memory locations. Memory locations are used to store specific points in a session for quick and easy navigation. Having a large number of memory locations available allows for more precise and efficient editing and mixing workflows.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Sub Groups
    Explanation
    Sub Groups in Pro Tools are based on generic signal flow concepts and are not a specific Pro Tools feature. Sub Groups allow the user to route multiple tracks to a subgroup track, which can then be processed as a single entity. This is a common signal flow concept used in many audio production workflows, allowing for easier control and processing of multiple tracks simultaneously.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Hold down Command when you click on a solo button
    Explanation
    To isolate or solo a track in Pro Tools LE, you need to hold down the Command key while clicking on the solo button. This action allows you to isolate the selected track and hear it independently from the rest of the tracks in the session.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Enabling the "Plug-in Controls Default to Auto-Enabled" preference in Pro Tools LE is highly recommended for users. This preference allows each parameter of a plug-in to be automatically enabled, saving the user from manually enabling each parameter. This can save time and make the workflow more efficient. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 20. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "There is no way to compensate for Plug-in Delays in Pro Tools LE" is false. In Pro Tools LE, there are various ways to compensate for plug-in delays. One method is to use the Automatic Delay Compensation (ADC) feature, which automatically adjusts the timing of tracks to compensate for any plug-in delays. Another method is to manually adjust the track delay settings to align tracks properly. Both of these methods allow users to compensate for plug-in delays in Pro Tools LE.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Midi Tracks & Instrument Tracks
    Explanation
    When working with virtual instruments, two types of tracks are needed: Midi Tracks and Instrument Tracks. Midi Tracks are used to send MIDI data to control the virtual instrument, while Instrument Tracks are used to host and play the virtual instrument itself. This allows for the creation and manipulation of music using virtual instruments within a digital audio workstation.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Audio Midi Suite/Setup
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Audio Midi Suite/Setup. This is where you would go to connect or verify the connection of a MIDI Keyboard/Device to your audio/MIDI interface. The Audio Midi Suite/Setup allows you to manage and configure your MIDI devices and connections, ensuring that they are properly connected and recognized by your system.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Check the session "disk allocation" and "Project Browser"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to check the session "disk allocation" and "Project Browser". This is because the session "disk allocation" will show the current location of all the audio files in the session, allowing you to ensure they are in one location. The "Project Browser" will also display the file locations and allow you to organize and manage them effectively. By checking these two areas, you can ensure that all the audio files are in the desired location.

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  • 24. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Elastic Audio and Beat Detective are indeed two options that can be used to quantize audio. Quantizing audio involves adjusting the timing of the audio to align with a specific beat or grid. Elastic Audio is a feature in some digital audio workstations that allows for flexible time manipulation of audio, including quantization. Beat Detective is a tool specifically designed for quantizing audio, allowing for precise editing and alignment of beats. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Option
    Explanation
    When held while clicking, the "option" key restores parameters (like faders and pans) to their default setting.

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  • 26. 

    Which modifier key usually means "select" or "selection"?

    • A.

      Shift

    • B.

      Control

    • C.

      Option

    • D.

      Command

    Correct Answer
    A. Shift
    Explanation
    The shift key is commonly used as a modifier key to select or make a selection. When the shift key is held down and combined with other keys or mouse clicks, it allows for the selection of multiple items or the highlighting of text. This key is often used in combination with clicking and dragging to select a range of items or text.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Audio Suite Plug-ins
    Explanation
    An "offline" or non-realtime process refers to a process that does not occur in real-time or in sync with the audio playback. Bounce To Disk is a process where the audio is rendered and saved to a file, rather than being played back in real-time. Internal Bussing refers to routing audio signals within a digital audio workstation, which can be done in real-time. RTAS Plug-ins are real-time audio processing tools. Therefore, the only option that fits the criteria of an offline process is Audio Suite Plug-ins, which are used to apply effects or processes to audio files outside of real-time playback.

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  • 28. 

    Which Pro Tools window allows you to unmount hard drives?

    • A.

      Mix Window

    • B.

      Edit Window

    • C.

      Project Browser

    • D.

      Workspace Browser

    Correct Answer
    D. Workspace Browser
    Explanation
    The Workspace Browser in Pro Tools allows you to unmount hard drives. It provides a convenient interface for managing and accessing various files and folders, including external hard drives. By using the Workspace Browser, users can easily unmount or disconnect their hard drives when they are no longer needed or when they need to be safely removed from the system.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Audio Editing
    Explanation
    Aux Input tracks are typically used for sending audio signals to external effects processors or for creating submixes within a DAW. They are not primarily used for audio editing, which is usually done on regular audio tracks. Therefore, audio editing is NOT a general use or purpose of Aux Input tracks.

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  • 30. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The "Compact" function is not non-destructive and totally safe.

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