Click the Track FX button on the track where you want to add effects. The Audio Plug-In window is displayed.
The Track FX button is displayed in gray when a track does not have effects assigned. When no effects exist on a track, clicking the Track FX button displays the Plug-In Chooser.
Click the Plug-In Chain button to display the Plug-In Chooser.
Select each plug-in you want to add and click the Add button, or browse to an FX package. The plug-ins appear at the top of the window in the order in which you added them.
To reorder the plug-ins within the chain, drag a plug-in button to a new location, or click the Move Plug-In Left or Move Plug-In Right buttons.
Once you have added all of the plug-ins and specified the plug-in chain order, click the OK button. The Audio Plug-In dialog is displayed to allow you to edit the chain.
If you’re working with a 5.1 surround project, you can use distinct plug-in settings for each channel (separate EQ settings for the front and surround speakers, for example) using effect automation. Add multiple instances of the plug-in to the track effects chain and select the Enable check boxes in the FX Automation Chooser for the channels you want each instance of the plug-in to affect.
When you click the Track FX button on a track, the Audio Plug-In window is displayed to enable/bypass effects, edit effect parameters, and add/remove effects from a chain.
If a plug-in supports it, you can use envelopes to automatically adjust effect parameters over time. Automation envelopes can be added to tracks and bus tracks to control individual effect parameters for track effects, bus effects, and assignable effects.
For more information about using automation envelopes on tracks, click here.
When you add a plug-in that supports automation (effects that can be automated are indicated by the icon in the Plug-In Chooser), the Bypass FX Automation button is displayed in the Audio Plug-In window:
After you’ve added effect automation envelopes, the Bypass FX Automation button is deselected, and effect parameters are automated using the envelope settings.
When the button is selected, effect automation envelopes are ignored and the effect’s initial state is used for the duration of the track.
If you delete all automation envelopes from a plug-in, the Bypass FX Automation button is unavailable.
For more information about using specific plug-ins, click the Plug-In Help button in the Audio Plug-In Window to display the plug-in’s help file.
Adding/Editing Audio Track Effects
From the Tools menu, choose Audio, and choose Track FX from the submenu to apply or edit DirectX or VST plug-ins at the track level. Track-level plug-ins are applied to every event on the selected track.
Be aware that using non-in-place plug-ins (such as Time Stretch, Pitch-Shift without preserving duration, and some Vibrato settings) will cause audio to play out of synchronization with the waveform display in the timeline and with other tracks. If an effects chain includes non-in-place plug-ins, the effects chain icon will be displayed in yellow () to indicate that automatic plug-in delay compensation is being used.
When input monitoring is on during audio recording, plug-in chains that cannot be used for live monitoring are automatically bypassed and are displayed in red ().
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