Pro Tools Reference Guide
The track format (mono, stereo, or multichan-
nel) determines the available main and sub-path
choices for track output. For detailed informa-
tion on assigning track outputs, see “Assigning
Audio Outputs” on page 227.
When audio, Auxiliary Input, Master Fader, and
Instrument tracks are created, their mono, ste-
reo, or greater-than-stereo multichannel format
• Mono tracks can be assigned to any available
mono, stereo, multichannel main and sub-
• Stereo tracks can be assigned to any available
mono, stereo, or multichannel main and sub-
• Multichannel tracks (Pro Tools HD or
Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit 2
only) can be assigned to any mono path, or
path of the same number of channels (for ex-
ample, an LCRS track can be assigned to a
mono or LCRS path).
Output windows provide the essential track
mixing controls (such as track panning and vol-
ume), as an alternative to Mix and Edit window
views. Multichannel Output and Send windows
also provide expanded Panner views, and other
surround-specific controls. See Chapter 49,
“Surround Panning and Mixing.”
Output windows are useful in large sessions to
leave important tracks in an anchored location,
unaffected by Mix and Edit window (or control
surface) banking. See “Output Windows for
Tracks and Sends” on page 944.
Multiple Output Assignments
Pro Tools audio, Auxiliary Input, and Instru-
ment tracks can be assigned to multiple output
paths. Assigning to multiple paths is an efficient
way to route an identical mix to other discrete
outputs, for simultaneous monitor feeds, head-
phone mixes, or other situations where a paral-
lel mix is needed.
To assign a track to multiple outputs:
Assign a main output path by selecting it from
the track’s Output Path selector.
Start-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac)
an additional output path in the track’s Output
Path selector. The newly selected output desti-
nation is added as an additional output.
Display of Multiple Output
When a track is assigned to multiple output
paths, the Output Path selector denotes multi-
ple assignment status and active/inactive status
with the following indicators:
• A plus sign (+) indicates that the track has
multiple output assignments.
Option-Control-click (Mac) or Alt-Start-
click (Windows) to add the assignment to
all tracks, or Option-Shift-Control-click
(Mac) or Alt-Shift-Start-click (Windows) to
add to all selected tracks.
Indication of multiple output assignments