Friday, August 28, 2020

Balance Stereo Channel Levels - Multi Mono Trim Plug-in - Pro Tools


Balance the levels of a stereo track when one channel is louder than the other. For example, the left channel is louder than the right channel.

  1. Insert the "multi-mono plug-in" version of the "Trim" plug-in on the stereo track.

To insert the plug-in:

  • Left click on the tracks "insert button". A menu will appear. I've drawn a red line around an insert button within the image below. There are 5 unused insert buttons showing.
  • Hover your mouse cursor over "multi-mono plug-in" then "Other".
  • Left click on "Trim (mono)".

Adjust the left or right channel gain level:

  1. Left click on the "Master Link" button to disable it. It is the light blue button in the upper right hand corner of the Trim plug-in window. I've drawn a red line around both the Master Link button (top) and the Channel Selector (L or R) (bottom) in the image below.
  2. Left click on the "Channel Selector" button and then either "Left" or "Right" to select a channel and adjust its level.
  1. Left click on and hold down your left mouse button on the gain level slider. Drag the slider left to decrease or right to increase the gain/level of the selected channel to balance both channels of the track. I've draw a red line around the gain level slider in the image above.