The difference between multichannel and multi-mono plug-ins in Pro Tools isn’t very significant if you only work in stereo. However, as soon as you start working with more than 2 channels, you find the number of plug-ins available as multichannel plug-ins starts to tail off rapidly.
This free tip demonstrates a way to quickly access all the channels in a multi-mono plug-in at the same time, which is useful if you have unlinked the parameters.
What Is The Difference Between A Multi-Mono And A Multichannel Plug-in?
A multichannel plug-in controls more than one channel via a single interface. One set of parameters are applied to all audio channels.
A multi-mono plug-in instantiates a mono plug-in for each channel in the track (5.1, 7.1, etc) and links them via a single plugin window. By default the same settings are applied to every channel but these can be unlinked. Importantly these are separate mono plugins so compressors and the like won’t be linked.
Watch the free video tutorial to see it demonstrated.