Speed up your workflow with groups in your digital audio workstation. Grouping tracks in Pro Tools (or any DAW) lets you edit and mix tracks in less time by making changes to multiple tracks simultaneously.
When you’re creating music or editing audio, you don’t want anything getting in the way of your creative flow. Ideally, the delay between an idea coming into your head and you putting that idea into action needs to be as small as possible. So why make ten level adjustments if you only need to make one?!
There are a ton of useful ways to use groups in your DAW, for example –
- Group your drums together once you’ve got the balance right, and you’ll be able to bring the drums up and down as a whole.
- Group dual miked instruments together so you don’t have to pan both mics separately (if they’re staying positioned together).
- All of the vocal tracks can be grouped to have the ability to quickly mute them for an instrumental mix.
Grouping Tracks in Pro Tools
With that in mind, let’s find out how to group tracks in Pro Tools the quick and simple way. This works for any version of Pro Tools on PC or Mac. Whichever DAW you’re using, though, the principle is the same. This is how to group track in Pro Tools.
How do you use groups in your DAW? Leave a comment and let me know! And if you’re struggling with anything else Pro Tools, don’t hesitate to ask.