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Pro Tools is a digital audio workstation developed and released by Avid Technology for Microsoft Windows and macOS. It is used for music creation and production, sound for picture and, more generally, sound recording, editing, and mastering processes.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    ____ based Core Cards also have Accel Chips on them offering Accell only plug-ins and increased DSP processing power in HD1 and HD2 configurations.

    Explanation
    PCIe stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect Express, which is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. It is commonly used for connecting various hardware components, such as graphics cards, network cards, and storage devices, to the motherboard of a computer. In this context, the given statement suggests that PCIe-based Core Cards also have Accel Chips on them. These Accel Chips provide Accel-only plug-ins and enhance the DSP (Digital Signal Processing) processing power in HD1 and HD2 configurations.

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  • 2. 

    Up to __ Accel cards can be installed in a single Pro Tools HD system in addition to the HD Core card.

    Explanation
    Up to 6 Accel cards can be installed in a single Pro Tools HD system in addition to the HD Core card. This means that the system can accommodate a maximum of 6 additional Accel cards, allowing for increased processing power and performance. Adding more Accel cards can significantly enhance the system's ability to handle complex audio tasks and improve overall efficiency.

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  • 3. 

    The 48-bit mixer offers +__dB of mixer head-room.

    • A.

      54

    • B.

      64

    • C.

      44.1

    Correct Answer
    A. 54
    Explanation
    The 48-bit mixer offers +54dB of mixer head-room.

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  • 4. 

    The 48-bit mixer offers +__dB of mixer headroom.

    Correct Answer
    54
    Explanation
    The 48-bit mixer offers 54dB of mixer headroom. This means that the mixer has a maximum level difference of 54dB between the input signal and the output signal before distortion or clipping occurs. The higher the headroom, the more dynamic range the mixer can handle without compromising the audio quality. In this case, the 48-bit mixer has a generous headroom of 54dB, allowing for a wide range of signal levels to be processed without distortion.

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  • 5. 

    Clock source can be changed in the _____ ____ Window.

    Correct Answer
    Session Setup
    Explanation
    The question is asking about where the clock source can be changed. The correct answer is "Session Setup." This suggests that during the session setup process, there is an option or setting that allows the user to change the clock source.

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  • 6. 

    The default sample rate can be set in the ______________ dialogue box.

    Correct Answer
    Playback Engine
    Explanation
    The default sample rate can be set in the Playback Engine dialogue box.

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  • 7. 

    Pro Tools HD systems allow you to use higher buffer settings than Pro Tools LE or M-Powered due to the fact that all mixing duties are performed on dedicated DSP's, freeing the CPU exclusively for RTAS processing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Pro Tools HD systems have the capability to use higher buffer settings compared to Pro Tools LE or M-Powered because they utilize dedicated DSP's for performing all mixing tasks. This allows the CPU to be exclusively used for RTAS processing, resulting in improved performance and the ability to handle higher buffer settings.

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  • 8. 

    To leave a significant amount of processing available for RTAS plug-ins but also leave a significant amount of processing power for system operations as well as other applications, allocate have of the available processors to RTAS processing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To ensure that there is enough processing power available for both RTAS plug-ins and system operations, it is recommended to allocate half of the available processors to RTAS processing. This allows for a balanced distribution of processing power, ensuring that both RTAS plug-ins and other applications can run smoothly without overwhelming the system.

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  • 9. 

    Typically, you should select the ____ number of voices with the ____ number of DSP chips to meet your needs.

    • A.

      Lowest, Highest

    • B.

      Highest, Lowest

    Correct Answer
    B. Highest, Lowest
    Explanation
    To meet your needs, it is advisable to select the highest number of voices and the lowest number of DSP chips. This is because a higher number of voices allows for more simultaneous sounds or notes to be played, providing a richer and more complex audio experience. On the other hand, a lower number of DSP chips is preferable as it reduces the processing load and potential latency issues. Therefore, by selecting the highest number of voices and lowest number of DSP chips, you can optimize both the quality and performance of your audio system.

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  • 10. 

    If you need more voices mid-session, you can increase your voice count through the ________________ selection in the Playback Engine.

    Correct Answer
    Number Of Voices
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Number Of Voices". This is because in the context of audio production, the term "voices" refers to the number of individual audio tracks or voices that can be played simultaneously. The question suggests that if more voices are needed during a recording session, the voice count can be increased through a specific selection in the Playback Engine. Therefore, "Number Of Voices" is the appropriate answer to complete the sentence.

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  • 11. 

    Digidesign TDM plug-ins do not support plug-in sharing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Digidesign TDM plug-ins do support plug-in sharing. This means that multiple users can access and use the same plug-in simultaneously, allowing for collaboration and efficient workflow in a professional audio production environment.

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  • 12. 

    When a main path is remapped, its sub-paths will remap automatically to maintain consistent routing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When a main path is remapped, it means that the original route or direction of the main path has been changed. In this scenario, the sub-paths, which are smaller paths that are part of the main path, will also automatically be remapped. This is done to ensure that the routing remains consistent and coherent throughout the entire network or system. Therefore, the given statement is true.

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  • 13. 

    Even though you can have 256 tracks in a session, tracks 225-256 will have their voices set to ____.

    Correct Answer
    off
    Explanation
    In a session with 256 tracks, tracks 225-256 will have their voices set to "off". This means that these tracks will not have any audio or sound output. This could be useful in situations where you want to mute or disable certain tracks in the session.

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  • 14. 

    Stereo tracks require __ voices for record and playback.

    Correct Answer
    2
    Explanation
    Stereo tracks require 2 voices for record and playback because stereo is a two-channel audio format. It uses two separate audio channels to create a sense of space and depth in the sound. Each channel carries a different portion of the audio signal, and when played back through two speakers, it creates a stereo image. Therefore, in order to properly record and playback stereo tracks, 2 voices are needed.

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  • 15. 

    Mono tracks require 2 voices for record and playback.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false. Mono tracks only require one voice for record and playback. Mono refers to a single channel audio signal, which means that the audio is recorded and played back using only one voice or speaker. In contrast, stereo tracks require two voices for record and playback, as they involve two separate audio channels.

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  • 16. 

    Since voicing is affected only by _______ Tracks, deactivating other types of tracks will not free voices in your session.

    Correct Answer
    Audio
    Explanation
    The given question is stating that voicing is only affected by audio tracks. This means that if you deactivate any other types of tracks such as MIDI or instrument tracks, it will not have any impact on freeing up voices in your session. Therefore, the correct answer is "Audio".

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  • 17. 

    Pro Tools officially supports a maximum of ____ tracks on a single FireWire/1394 hard drive at 44.1 and 48kHz sample rates.  Fewer tracks are supported at higher sample rates. 

    Correct Answer
    32
    Explanation
    Pro Tools officially supports a maximum of 32 tracks on a single FireWire/1394 hard drive at 44.1 and 48kHz sample rates. This means that users can have up to 32 audio tracks on their FireWire/1394 hard drive when using Pro Tools at these sample rates. It is important to note that if higher sample rates are used, the number of supported tracks will be fewer.

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  • 18. 

    After screen scrolling, you can quickly relocate to the current insertion point by pressing the Left or Right Arrow key on the keyboard. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    After scrolling through the screen, pressing the Left or Right Arrow key on the keyboard allows the user to quickly return to the current insertion point. This means that the cursor will move back to the location where the user was last typing or editing. Hence, the statement is true.

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  • 19. 

    The database pass is not yet completed before the file system pass begins.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. In a typical computer system, the file system pass occurs before the database pass. This means that the file system is accessed and files are read or written before the database is accessed and updated. Therefore, the database pass is completed before the file system pass begins.

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  • 20. 

    Preset number __ becomes the default layout for other browsers of its type when they are opened for the first time.

    Correct Answer
    1
    Explanation
    Preset number 1 becomes the default layout for other browsers of its type when they are opened for the first time.

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  • 21. 

    With Automatically Find and Relink, both the name and the ID do not have to match in order to automatically relink your files. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because in order to automatically relink files with the "Automatically Find and Relink" feature, both the name and the ID must match. If either the name or the ID does not match, the files will not be automatically relinked.

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  • 22. 

    The Insert after last selected track option has no effect when duplicating a single track.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When duplicating a single track, the "Insert after last selected track" option is irrelevant because there is no last selected track to insert after. Therefore, selecting this option will have no effect. Hence, the statement is true.

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  • 23. 

    Pro Tools always zeros out all fields to the _____ side.

    Correct Answer
    right
    Explanation
    Pro Tools always zeros out all fields to the right side. This means that when entering values or adjusting parameters in Pro Tools, any numerical field will be reset or set to zero if it is on the right side. This is a default behavior in Pro Tools and helps to ensure that accidental changes or unwanted values are not entered.

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  • 24. 

    Since Pro Tools always zeros out all fields to the right, it is best to enter numbers from _____ to ______.

    • A.

      Right to Left

    • B.

      Left To Right

    • C.

      It doesn't matter

    Correct Answer
    B. Left To Right
    Explanation
    When entering numbers in Pro Tools, it is best to enter them from left to right. This is because Pro Tools always zeros out all fields to the right, meaning that any numbers entered after the first digit will be reset to zero. Therefore, entering numbers from left to right ensures that all digits are accurately recorded and not affected by the zeroing out process.

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  • 25. 

    You can click and drag horizontally and vertically in one step to make identical selections across multiple adjacent tracks.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because it states that you can click and drag horizontally and vertically in one step to make identical selections across multiple adjacent tracks. This means that you can select multiple tracks at once by clicking and dragging either horizontally or vertically, making it easier to perform actions on multiple tracks simultaneously.

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  • 26. 

    To include all rulers data in a selection, hold ________

    • A.

      Option+Shift

    • B.

      Command

    • C.

      Option

    Correct Answer
    C. Option
    Explanation
    To include all rulers data in a selection, you need to hold the Option key.

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  • 27. 

    TDM stands for _____________.

    Correct Answer
    Time Division Multiplexing
    Explanation
    TDM stands for Time Division Multiplexing. This is a technique used in telecommunications to transmit multiple signals simultaneously over a single communication channel. It divides the available time slots into smaller intervals and allocates them to different signals, allowing multiple signals to be transmitted in a sequential manner. Each signal is given its own time slot, ensuring that they do not interfere with each other. TDM is commonly used in applications such as telephone systems and digital communication networks to efficiently utilize the available bandwidth and improve communication efficiency.

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  • 28. 

    Master Faders utilize DSP. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Master Faders do not utilize DSP. Master Faders are used to control the overall volume or level of a mix in audio systems, but they do not have any direct involvement with digital signal processing (DSP). DSP refers to the manipulation and processing of audio signals using digital techniques, which is typically done by dedicated DSP processors or software plugins. Therefore, the statement that Master Faders utilize DSP is false.

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  • 29. 

    Master Faders...

    • A.

      Utilize no DSP

    • B.

      Allow you to trim any level

    • C.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    C. Both A and B
    Explanation
    Master faders are a feature in audio mixing consoles that allow the user to control the overall level of a mix. They do not utilize any digital signal processing (DSP) and simply adjust the volume of the entire mix. Additionally, master faders also provide the ability to trim or adjust the level of individual channels within the mix. Therefore, the correct answer is that master faders both utilize no DSP and allow you to trim any level.

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  • 30. 

    The number of ________ required for a given number of voices increases at higher sample rates. 

    Correct Answer
    DSP chips
    Explanation
    At higher sample rates, more DSP (Digital Signal Processing) chips are required to process the increased number of voices. DSP chips are specialized hardware components designed to perform complex mathematical operations quickly and efficiently, making them ideal for processing audio signals. As the sample rate increases, more data needs to be processed in real-time, and additional DSP chips are needed to handle the increased workload.

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  • 31. 

    DAE stands for DigiDesign ______ _____.

    Correct Answer
    Audio Engine
    Explanation
    DAE stands for DigiDesign Audio Engine. This acronym refers to the audio engine developed by DigiDesign, a company that specializes in digital audio workstation software and hardware. The DAE is responsible for processing and managing audio data within their software products, providing a high-performance and reliable audio processing environment for recording, editing, and mixing audio.

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  • 32. 

    ________ determines how much audio is stored in RAM before it is released to the session. 

    • A.

      TDM

    • B.

      The number of DSP chips

    • C.

      DAE Buffer

    • D.

      Disk Alllocation

    Correct Answer
    C. DAE Buffer
    Explanation
    The DAE Buffer determines how much audio is stored in RAM before it is released to the session. It acts as a temporary storage space for audio data, allowing for smoother playback and processing of audio files. By buffering the audio data, it helps to ensure a continuous and uninterrupted flow of audio during recording or playback sessions.

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  • 33. 

    __ is the key command to nudge region to the right.

    Correct Answer
    +
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "+". This is because the "+" symbol is commonly used as the key command to nudge a region to the right. By pressing the "+" key, the selected region or element can be moved or adjusted towards the right side of the screen or document.

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  • 34. 

    __ is the key command to nudge a region to the left.

    Correct Answer
    -
    Explanation
    The hyphen (-) is the key command to nudge a region to the left.

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  • 35. 

    The key command to nudge content within a region is ______ +/-.

    Correct Answer
    Command
  • 36. 

    _________ opens the cross fade menu for a selected region. 

    • A.

      Option + F

    • B.

      Option + Shift + F

    • C.

      Command + F

    • D.

      Command + Shift F

    Correct Answer
    C. Command + F
    Explanation
    Command + F opens the cross fade menu for a selected region. This shortcut allows users to quickly access the cross fade options and make adjustments to the transition between two audio regions.

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  • 37. 

    Scrolling sub-menu options are active during playback.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Scrolling sub-menu options are not active during playback. This means that when a video or audio is playing, the user cannot scroll through the sub-menu options. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 38. 

    To select to the end of the session, press _______.

    • A.

      Option + Return

    • B.

      Option + Shift +Return

    • C.

      Shift + Return

    • D.

      Option + Return

    Correct Answer
    B. Option + Shift +Return
    Explanation
    To select to the end of the session, you need to press Option + Shift + Return. This key combination allows you to quickly navigate to the end of the session, saving time and effort compared to other options.

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  • 39. 

    The ______ key acts as both the reverse and do to all for key commands.

    Correct Answer
    Option
  • 40. 

    _______ +/- trims the region from the start or end.  

    Correct Answer
    Option
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Option". The +/- trims the region from the start or end.

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  • 41. 

    ________ acts as the selector key when using key commands. 

    Correct Answer
    shift
    Explanation
    When using key commands, the shift key acts as the selector key. The shift key is commonly used to select multiple items or to modify the behavior of other keys. By holding down the shift key and pressing another key, different functions or actions can be performed. Therefore, in the context of key commands, the shift key serves as the selector key.

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  • 42. 

    To scrub with finer resolution, press _____.

    Correct Answer
    Command
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the action to be taken in order to scrub with finer resolution. The answer "Command" suggests that pressing the Command key (on a Mac) or the Control key (on a PC) along with another key or mouse action will allow the user to scrub with finer resolution. The specific key or action is not mentioned in the question, so the answer provides a general instruction.

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  • 43. 

    There are ____ bidirectional time slots between DSP chips. 

    Correct Answer
    512
    Explanation
    There are a total of 512 bidirectional time slots available between DSP chips.

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  • 44. 

    Setting a track's input to "no input" will free up a voice.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Setting a track's input to "no input" will not free up a voice. When a track is set to "no input," it means that the track is not receiving any audio signal from an external source. However, this does not affect the number of voices or audio processing resources being used by the track. The track will still utilize the same amount of resources regardless of whether it has an input signal or not.

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  • 45. 

    MIDI is not found in the I/O setup dialogue. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is not typically found in the I/O (Input/Output) setup dialogue. The I/O setup dialogue is usually used to configure audio inputs and outputs for recording and playback, while MIDI is a separate protocol used for communication between musical instruments and computers. Therefore, MIDI settings are usually found in a separate MIDI setup or preferences menu, rather than in the I/O setup dialogue.

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  • 46. 

    _______ skips all in Missing Fade Files Dialogue. 

    • A.

      Command + S

    • B.

      Option + A

    • C.

      Command + A

    Correct Answer
    A. Command + S
    Explanation
    Pressing Command + S saves the file in most applications. In this context, "skips all" means that pressing Command + S bypasses or ignores the Missing Fade Files Dialogue, allowing the user to save the file without addressing any missing fade files.

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  • 47. 

    To select the scrub trim tool, repeatedly press __.

    • A.

      F5

    • B.

      F6

    • C.

      F7

    Correct Answer
    B. F6
    Explanation
    To select the scrub trim tool, the user needs to repeatedly press F6.

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  • 48. 

    Trim automation mode is only offered on HD systems. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because trim automation mode is indeed only offered on HD systems. Trim automation mode allows users to make precise adjustments to the volume levels of individual tracks or regions in a recording. This feature is typically found in professional audio recording and editing software, such as Avid Pro Tools HD. It allows for more detailed control over the mix and ensures that the audio levels are balanced and consistent throughout the project.

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  • 49. 

    The automation sub-menu is under the ____ menu.

    • A.

      Options

    • B.

      Setup

    • C.

      Edit

    Correct Answer
    C. Edit
    Explanation
    The automation sub-menu is located under the "Edit" menu.

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  • 50. 

    Automation Follows Edit is under the _____ menu.

    • A.

      Options

    • B.

      Setup

    • C.

      Edit

    Correct Answer
    A. Options
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Options" because the question asks where "Automation Follows Edit" is located in the menu. Since "Options" is listed as one of the options, it can be inferred that "Automation Follows Edit" is found under the "Options" menu.

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