I/O Setup in Pro Tools

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Do you use Pro Tools? If yes, you cannot keep on living without watching this video. We know you're not quite sure what the Pro Tools I/O setup window does, how it affects your sessions, and we know you are a little bit afraid of it. (We know everything). So, how does it work? What does it do? Is it really useful? In this video, Fab Dupont will answer these questions (and more).

In under 25 minutes Fab will make understanding the I/O Setup a piece of cake, explaining in detail what it does, and how to think about it in a simple way. The ProTools I/O Setup is not the complicated mess that you think it is. It's a very convenient and powerful tool that can be extremely useful, especially when working with large sessions or traveling from system to system

No more excuses for messy sessions, corrupted routing and weird inexplicable bus names, watch this video and become a true Pro Tools I/O Setup expert.

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Fab Dupont

Fab Dupont is an award-winning NYC based record producer, mixing/mastering engineer and co-founder of

Fab has been playing, writing, producing and mixing music both live and in studios all over the world. He's worked in cities like Paris, Boston, Brussels, Stockholm, London and New York just to name a few.

He has his own studio called FLUX Studios in the East Village of New York City.

Fab has received many accolades around the world, including wins at the Victoires de la Musique, South African Music awards, Pan African Music Awards, US independent music awards. He also has received Latin Grammy nominations and has worked on many Latin Grammy and Grammy-nominated albums.


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2020 Dec 09
This is soooo awesome and relevant!!! Thank You, Fab!!!
2018 May 20
Thanks Fab, always been unclear about my IO Setup.
2017 Jan 13
Merci! Ce vidéo répond à plusieurs de mes questions concernant les inserts et les bus!!!
2016 Apr 22
I'd be very interested to know if there will be an updated video of this to cover the way it now works in Pro Tools 12. I'd got it all worked out with the help of this tutorial, then Avid went and updated it!
2016 Feb 20
Merci Fab ! C'est toujours un plaisir de regarder (et d'apprendre au passage...) tes vidéos !
2016 Jan 11
You have a HD 192 and Aurora 16s. How are you using them both? i.e., how are they connected and what are you using them for in your work?
2015 Nov 28
This night Fab saved my life!
2015 Sep 11
Thanks Fab! This was fab. I knew there must be a way to keep I/O clean and still functional. You're the best!
2015 Mar 25
Change the I/O in the I/O menu instead of the session! Thank you!! That alone will save me unimaginable amount of time!
2015 Mar 12
I mean the one u can incorporate gear.
2015 Mar 12
Is the I/O setup just for Pro Tools HD?
2015 Mar 04
Thanks Fab! As always 5 Stars. I have learned so much from you.
2015 Mar 02
you answered my question ! merci Fab
2015 Mar 02
Making the un-understandable, standable. Thanks, Fab!
2015 Mar 02
Thanks. Always learning something new, even in setting up I/O. I had a default system but the idea about the buses makes sense. About to modified it right now. Merci Fab!