chapter  9
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Audio Plug-ins

Traditionally, recording studios have been built round the mixer, the multi-track recorder and

various ‘outboard’ signal processing units. Digidesign has invested most of its development

effort on recording and mixing, rather than signal processing. Nevertheless, realizing the import-

ance of the signal processing equipment, Digidesign had the good sense to create a software

’plug-in’ system and then encouraged third-party developers to create software ’modules’ which

can ’plug-in’ to Pro Tools systems to provide this ’outboard’ signal processing.