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Click the External Key to activate external
Press the Spacebar to begin playback. The
plug-in uses the input or bus that you chose as a
key input to trigger its effect.
During playback, do any of the following to
fine-tune key input triggering:
• To hear the audio source you have selected
to control the key input, enable Side-Chain
Listen or Key Listen (depending on the
plug-in). When finished, disable Side-
Chain Listen/Key Listen to resume normal
• To filter the key input so that only specific
frequencies trigger the plug-in, use the fil-
tering controls (if available) to select the
Adjust the plug-in’s Threshold control (if
available) and other controls as needed.
Pro Tools makes it easy to create your own li-
brary of plug-in settings, or presets. Using the
Plug-In Settings menu, you can copy, paste,
save, and import these settings from plug-in to
plug-in, or from session to session.
Once you create and save settings files to disk
(and tell Pro Tools where to find them by assign-
ing to a root folder) they appear both in the
Plug-In Librarian menu and in the Plug-In Set-
tings dialog. They also appear as plug-in settings
files (.txf) in DigiBase browsers.
Plug-In Settings Menu
Use the Plug-In Settings menu commands to
save, copy, paste, and manage plug-in settings as
presets (plug-in settings files).
Plug-In Settings menu commands include:
Save Settings Saves the current settings. This
command overwrites any previous version of
Save Settings As Saves the current settings as a
new preset under a different name.
Copy Settings Copies the current plug-in set-
tings. You can then apply these settings to the
same type of plug-in on a different track by
choosing the track in the Plug-In window and
pasting the settings with the Paste Settings com-
Paste Settings Pastes plug-in settings copied
with the Copy Settings command.
Import Settings Imports a plug-in settings file
(.tfx) from a location other than the Root Set-
tings folder or Session folder.
Delete Current Settings File Permanently deletes
the current plug-in settings file (.tfx) from disk.
Lock Settings File Prevents the current preset
from being overwritten by the Save command.
If you attempt to save any changes to the plug-
in settings, you will be prompted to save them
using a different name or disk location.
You can use the Plug-In Settings dialog to
audition and select plug-in settings (see
“Plug-In Settings Dialog” on page 988).
Plug-In Settings menu