As Pro Tools HD has replaced 2” tape as the industry multitrack standard, it has become increasingly complicated to exchange sessions between studios. Everybody seem to use different track structure, naming etc. so it’s sometimes hard to try to make sense of a session which you get for overdubbing or mixing.
To ease the pain, the Producer & Engineers wing of Recording Academy – best known for Grammy awards – has created guidelines for Pro Tools session exchange. The recommendations are extremely helpful and will make the guy who mixes the session your friend instead of your enemy. They also help to keep your sessions in a good shape so you can concentrate in the music, not having to think if bus 121 is feeding the TL Space or Echo Boy, or if the file “Audio 1-01” is a bass, kick or maracas.