Tracktion Tutorial

Tracktion Plugin Racks Explained®

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9 Videos | Length: 1hr 8min 14sec
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  • Introduction 4:26


    Bill welcomes you to the course and discusses General Concepts, Rack designer, how to add racks using the plugin object, browser presets and wrapping.

  • Patching & Instances 7:28

    Patching & Instances

    In this video Bill explores patching connections through racks and how rack instances work when copying racks or dragging from presets.

  • Rack Properties 7:29

    Rack Properties

    Bill explains and demonstrates Wet & Dry, I/O Connections and Levels using stereo.

  • FX Chains 7:51

    FX Chains

    Bill demonstrates some examples of creating FX chains using included and 3rd party plugins.

  • Dueling Delay 7:31

    Dueling Delay

    Learn how to build a useful mono to stereo delay rack using two mono delay plugins.

  • Parallel Processing 11:18

    Parallel Processing

    See how to use any effect for parallel processing and learn some tips about managing the side effects of plugin latency when using parallel processing.

  • Side Chaining 9:59

    Side Chaining

    In this video Bill uses Racks to setup sidechain FX before using side chaining to lock the bass part to the kick.

  • MIDI Layering 4:20

    MIDI Layering

    Learn how to layer multiple virtual instruments using a plugin rack and MIDI routing.

  • EZdrummer Example 7:52

    EZdrummer Example

    Bill uses EZdrummer demonstrate how to configure a multi-output virtual instrument. Bill also demonstrates how to get each drum mic to a separate track.

Product Overview

Tracktion master Bill Edstrom is back with a power packed series on the "way cool" Plugin Racks unique to Tracktion. Mainly used as FX Chains or Channel Strips, you'll learn all about them and how to use them in different ways, upping your creativity and workflow.

Bill begins with a detailed Introduction which covers the General Concepts of Rack Designer, How to Add Racks using the Plugin Object, Browser Presets, and or Wrapping. Next up is Patching and Instances, which shows you How to Patch Connections through Racks, and How Rack Instances Work when Copying Racks or Dragging from Presets. Rack Properties are then revealed and you'll see How to Set Wet & Dry levels, Make I/O Connections and more.

Using FX Chains is then demonstrated, and you'll discover How to Create FX Chains Using Included and 3rd Party Plug-Ins. Bill then gives you some creative videos such as How to Build a Useful Mono to Stereo Delay Rack Using Two Mono Delay Plugins, Setting Up Parallel Processing, Sidechaining, and MIDI Layering to Create Huge Powerful Virtual Instruments.

Bill wraps up the series with a tutorial on How to Configure a Multi-Output Virtual Instrument (EZdrummer), including the steps to Get Each Drum Mic to a Separate Track! If you use Tracktion, Plugin Racks are an indispensable feature that you need to know all about. Don't spin your wheels any longer... watch "Tracktion Plugin Racks Explained" today!

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