Exporting Multitracks From Pro Tools

Not sure how to go about exporting from Pro Tools (including Pro Tools First)? Here's a quick guide to get you exporting your multitracks in no time!

Initial Setup

Here's an overview of the session - all the audio is present and ready to go. I'd recommend renaming the tracks to something more informative, but for the purposes of this tip, it's fine.

Initial view of Pro Tools with audio to export

Select All Clips

Select all of the clips in the timeline that you would like to export.

View of Pro Tools with audio clips selected

Consolidate Clips

Command-Shift-3 (Alt-Shift-3 on a PC) will consolidate the clips to fill gaps with silence. After exporting, you can undo this step to restore the original clip layout.

View of Pro Tools after audio clip consolidation

Export Clips as Files

Now, export the clips as files to create the WAVs on your hard drive. Make sure that the sample rate and bit rate match the clips to speed things up and avoid audio distortion.

View of Pro Tools export menu option
View of Pro Tools recommended export settings

Export Complete!

You now have your clips exported as WAV files ready to send for mixing!

View of exported WAV files after export

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