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Help Needed - Mixing down a 4 channel track on a 2 channel setup
Old 17th September 2011
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Help Needed - Mixing down a 4 channel track on a 2 channel setup

Hi everyone, it's been almost 2 years since I've touched Pro Tools and obviously I'm rusty in it. I just got my first PT9 software and was working on bouncing some of my older work. I had a project where I produced/mixed it for 4 channels as a surround sound project. However, I can't figure out why I can't get it to play back on my 2 channel setup (Apogee duet, and two monitors, pretty standard) What I'm trying to do is bounce each channel into it's own file. I tried dealing with the setup but that didn't seem to help, and I'm not sure what it should be set to.

I need to get this done before Monday if possible. Let me know what I should try or what details I need to give to sort this out, thanks a bunch in advance everyone!

PS I apologize if this is in the wrong forum, I really hope it isn't!
Old 18th September 2011
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The easiest way I can think of to do this is to load all 4 channels into the project, and then downmix into stereo.
Simply route L-R as normal, and Ls-Rs into L-R as well, making sure you drop the level on all 4 channels by -6dB.
Old 4th October 2011
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Hey Neil, I got it worked out, thanks for the idea, sorry for the late response.
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