Originally Posted by jdman18
So is there any way for me to hear my record enabled track while tracking!? Regardless of which selection I make , the record enabled track can only be monitored while tracking if I set it to a bus audition track? Seems extremely complex to simply monitor my record enabled track!
Let me see if I can clear up your confusion. This is a tricky one to explain. If you have a powerful machine, you might never even need to turn on LLM, because you can run the buffers low, and achieve very low latency through Pro Tools, even while using lots of processing. I only really use LLM on my older laptop, once in a blue moon, when I use it for recording. On my 8-core, I have never even turned it on.
The way LLM works is that instead of monitoring the input stream through Pro Tools, through any amount of buffer size, you utilize the "Direct Monitoring" Routing Mixer Facility of your chosen Hardware Interface/ADAConverter Analog I/O Unit. In Pro Tools, All your record armed tracks are assigned to feed one pair of outputs on the Mixer.
The inputs to your Interface are then meant to feed the same output assignment with your interfaces software mixer. The record armed inputs in Pro Tools are muted, so that your direct monitoring interfaces Software Mixer can take over and provide a near zero feed.
This allows engineers to blend the incoming signal with pre recorded tracks from Pro Tools. The Pro Tools Mixer, does all the work for you, as you drop in and out of record, and in and out of record arming tracks, and you can overdub and punch on tracks with pre recorded material easily, without latency issues.
Good luck with it,