Pro Tools MCQs

Pro Tools MCQs

These Pro Tools multiple-choice questions and their answers will help you strengthen your grip on the subject of Pro Tools. You can prepare for an upcoming exam or job interview with these 70+ Pro Tools MCQs.
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1: What is latency?

A.   The heating of the computer when running Pro Tools

B.   It is a function that allows you to program multiple loops per sample

C.   The amount of time it takes your computer to receive an input and then send back an output

2: The maximum number of audio tracks in Pro Tools 10 HD is:

A.   24

B.   48

C.   256

D.   192

3: What unit is amplitude measured in?

A.   Frequency

B.   Pitch

C.   Wavelength

D.   Decibel

E.   Hertz

4: The regions list helps you ______ different takes on a track.

A.   audition

B.   delete

C.   ignore

5: Mini-grand is a/an _________.

A.   sampled acoustic piano

B.   sampled organ

C.   excessively large track region

D.   type of preamp

6: Automation can be written for which of these functions?

A.   All of these

B.   Volume

C.   Clip gain

D.   Plug in bypass

7: Clip gain is applied to audio files to:

A.   Change the overall volume of the clip

B.   Streamline workflow

C.   Adjust sync to video

D.   Manage large numbers of tracks

8: Which of following is a type of track you can create in Pro Tools?

A.   Audio

B.   All of these

C.   Midi

D.   Video

9: What is Pro Tools primarily used to edit?

A.   Video

B.   Images

C.   Audio

D.   Text Documents

10: What category of software does Pro Tools fall into?

A.   RPG

B.   DES

C.   DAW

D.   PWS

11: Quick punch allows an engineer to:

A.   Create a back up of the current session

B.   Record over sections of previously recorded takes non-destructively

C.   Export audio data to avid media composer

D.   Record midi information on audio tracks

12: Strip silence is used to remove:

A.   Duplicate midi information

B.   Unused plug ins from the session

C.   Sections of audio clips that fall below a certain threshold

D.   Duplicate sessions from the file system

13: Can you import tracks from other Pro Tools sessions in your current session?

A.   No

B.   Yes, with third-party software

C.   Yes

14: What does quantizing do?

A.   It divides a track into 4 bars

B.   It synthesizes four instruments into one sound

C.   It counts the number of notes played on one a track

D.   It makes a track's timing more beat-accurate

15: You could use Beat Detective to _______ a recording.

A.   quantize

B.   region-capture

C.   download

D.   synthesize

16: Solo Safe Mode does what?

A.   Automatically ducks the level of backing tracks

B.   Backs up session files at regular intervals

C.   Prevents a track from being muted even if the user solos other tracks

D.   Eliminates unwanted background noise

17: Which of the following is a primary determinant in digital recording accuracy?

A.   Megabits

B.   Sample looping

C.   Bit depth

D.   Syncopation

18: The session set up window allows users to change:

A.   Timecode rate

B.   (all of these choices)

C.   Pan depth

D.   Bit depth

19: What is the primary function of the edit window?

A.   To decrease latency caused by digital summing in the compressor output.

B.   To export audio files

C.   To apply effects such as compression, EQ, and reverb.

D.   To import audio files

E.   To display audio, video, MIDI data, and mixer automation for recording, editing, and arranging on tracks

20: Compact Discs are always mastered with which parameters?

A.   16bit/48k

B.   16bit/32k

C.   24bit/96k

D.   16bit/44.1k

E.   8bit/44.1k

21: True or False? Non-descructive recording is a standard feature in all versions of Pro Tools 10.

A.   False

B.   True

22: What is the maximum bit rate you can record at in Pro Tools 10?

A.   32 bit

B.   24bit

C.   8bit

D.   16bit

23: The "smart tool" allows for for which three functions?

A.   Save, quit, load

B.   Solo, mute, input monitor

C.   Volume, gain, drive

D.   Selector, grabber, trimmer

24: What is the maximum sample rate Pro Tools can record at?

A.   96 kHz

B.   48 kHz

C.   192 kHz

D.   122 kHz

25: What does M&E stand for for?

A.   Music & Entropy

B.   Music & Effects

C.   Midi & Exit

D.   Microphone & Energy

26: True or False? Pro Tools allows unlimited audio and midi tracks in all versions.

A.   True

B.   False

27: A _________ indicates the number of beats per bar and note value.

A.   time signature

B.   block

C.   metronome

D.   sidebar

28: MIDI stands for what?

A.   Musical Instrument Digital Interface

B.   Multiple Input Detection Indicator

C.   Musical Instrument Direct Input

D.   Mastering Index Developed Internally

E.   Music Input Digital Interface

29: Audiosuite plug ins are used to:

A.   Process audio clips

B.   Expland the number of inserts available

C.   Allow Pro Tools to run Logic Pro as a rewire insert

D.   Undo previous clip processing

30: Adding a new performance to a recording is known as __________.

A.   overtracking

B.   rerecording

C.   overdubbing

D.   looping

31: Pro Tools HDX offers which of the following plug in formats?


B.   All of these

C.   AAX Native

D.   TDM

32: DB-33 is a type of ________.

A.   virtual instrument

B.   beatbox

C.   recording program

D.   latency regulator

33: In Pro Tools 10 HD, VCAs are used to:

A.   Control the volume of groups of tracks without changing their routing

B.   Performs auto-back up functions

C.   Control the level of an fx send

D.   Control the rate at which audio modulation occurs

34: A harp has a ______ attack and ______ decay.

A.   fast; slow

B.   violent; steady

C.   fast; fast

D.   slow; slow

35: Advanced video editing (multiple video tracks, multiple video playlists, and video editing tools) is availalbe with:

A.   Pro Tools Express

B.   Pro Tools 10

C.   Pro Tools + 11 Rack

D.   Pro Tools HD 10

36: True or False? Pro Tools 9 can open Pro Tools 10-native sessions.

A.   False

B.   True

37: The two basic types of cross fades used in pro tools are:

A.   Loud, Soft

B.   Long, Short

C.   Even, Uneven

D.   Equal Power, Equal Gain

38: What does the bus interrogation allow the user to see?

A.   All tracks assigned to the same interal bus, output bus, or hardware insert

B.   Which buses meet the minimum standard deviation

C.   Which dialogue tracks have been selected

D.   How many buses there are in the session

39: Which of the following is NOT a Pro Tools recording mode?

A.   Non-Destructive Record mode

B.   QuickPunch Record mode

C.   Depth Record mode

D.   Destructive Record mode

40: Pro tools 10 allows aiff & .wav files to be:

A.   Used in the same session

B.   Exported to in real time

C.   Applied to dynamic playlists

D.   Converted into the .mov format

41: True or false? By default, the volume fader only controls playback and monitoring levels.

A.   False

B.   True

42: In spot mode clips can be:

A.   Sent to a specific point in the timeline manually entered by the user

B.   Moved on top of one another non-destructively

C.   Checked for processing errors

D.   Exported to another session

43: How many virtual instruments can be run simultaneously in Pro tools 10 HD?

A.   8

B.   128

C.   64

D.   10

44: How many Pro Tools Sessions can you run simultaneously?

A.   Two

B.   Five

C.   Unlimited

D.   One

45: Track colors indicate

A.   Type of audio file on the track

B.   None of these

C.   Type of track

D.   Order in which tracks were recorded

46: Tempo, Song Start, and Meter can be adjusted in the _______ Menu

A.   Event

B.   Audio

C.   Midi

D.   File

47: Delay compensation fixes:

A.   Input latency

B.   Compression artifacts

C.   Phasing caused by delay effects

D.   Latency caused by plug ins

48: When recording multiple takes on one section, it is probably best to use _______.

A.   Depth Record mode

B.   QuickPunch Record mode

C.   All-Madden mode

D.   Loop Record mode

49: "Clip" is the new term for what used to be referred to as a:

A.   Feature

B.   Region

C.   File

D.   Segment

50: What is the shortcut key(s) for creating a new track?

A.   Alt+Ctrl(Cmd)+N

B.   Ctrl(Cmd)+Shift+N

C.   Ctrl(Cmd)+N

D.   Alt+N

E.   Shift+N