There are several ways to go about bypassing plug-ins and sends in a Pro Tools session. In this free tutorial video from community member Paul Maunder, he gives a quick run through of a number of keyboard shortcuts which allow you to quickly toggle sends and inserts on and off across all tracks or selected tracks and also toggle plug-ins on and off by plug-in type.
The “Shift + something” shortcuts for bypassing plug-ins were a well publicised new feature when they were introduced in PT11, although we have covered them before they are well worth repeating.The following shortcuts will affect any selected tracks.
- Shift+ A - Bypass all Inserts
- Shift+ 2 - Bypass Inserts A-E
- Shift+ 3 - Bypass Inserts F-J
- Shift+ E - Bypass EQ
- Shift+ C - Bypass Dynamics
- Shift+ D - Bypass Delay
- Shift+ W - Bypass Modulation
- Shift+ V - Bypass Reverb
- Shift+ Q - Mute all sends
- Shift+ 4 - Mute Sends A-E
- Shift+ 5 - Mute Sends F-J
More On Paul Maunder
After initially starting his career producing radio commercials, Paul went on to design and run a post-production studio, working on corporate videos and TV programmes. He is a certificated Pro Tools expert in post production sound, and outside of the studio, he also works on location heading up film shoots. Paul also helps others progress their knowledge and careers through an involvement with the UK's leading sound engineering school SSR in Manchester