There are many use cases and workflows for each DAW when integrating Sessionwire for remote collaboration. We have created templates for each DAW to give an idea of what routing should look like in order to avoid feedback loops between users connected in Sessionwire Studio.

It is recommended that all recording be done on the performing side of the Sessionwire call - meaning one side needs to have a DAW open to record in, while the other simply monitors the performance through Sessionwire. This also means that both sides of the Sessionwire call should be set up using the below Sending Audio from Pro Tools settings - barring any complicated hardware routing or lack of a webcam with a microphone.

**Pro Tools HDX users will need to use the "Using an Audio Interface for All Audio" setup to route all outgoing and incoming HQ and Talkback audio through the Avid HDX hardware. Avid does not allow playback of audio from other software through HDX hardware while Pro Tools is running.**

Below are common setups when using Sessionwire alongside Pro Tools.


Important Settings

  • Low Latency Monitoring - OFF


Sending Audio from Pro Tools

(To send audio from Pro Tools to a peer and listen to their remote audio)

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This workflow is the simplest way to get up and running with Pro Tools alongside Sessionwire. Simply placing the Sessionwire Send plugin on a Master Fader in Pro Tools will produce the same results as in the downloadable template. We recommend working this way unless your system requires using additional Sessionwire plugins and routing.

  1. Set Sessionwire's Talkback Microphone and Talkback Speaker exactly as you would any video conferencing software - in the above image, the input is a webcam microphone and the output is the system's default output (an audio interface in this instance).

  2. Ensure the HQ Audio Source is set to Sessionwire Send Plugin.

  3. Ensure the HQ Audio Destination is the system's default output.

  4. Insert the Sessionwire Send plugin on the Master Fader in Pro Tools.


Sending and Receiving Audio within Pro Tools

(To send audio to a peer and receive remote HQ audio in Pro Tools)

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This workflow will allow the sending of audio from a Pro Tools session while simultaneously receiving remote HQ audio directly into the Pro Tools session.

  1. Set Sessionwire's Talkback Microphone and Talkback Speaker exactly as you would any video conferencing software - in the above image, the input is a webcam microphone and the output is the system's default output (an audio interface in this instance).

  2. Ensure Sessionwire's HQ Audio Source is set to Sessionwire Send Plugin.

  3. Set Sessionwire's HQ Audio Destination to Sessionwire Receive Plugin.

  4. Create a Stereo Aux and set the output of the aux to the main stereo system out - label the aux "MIX".

  5. Route all audio in the session to the "MIX" aux via an unused bus.

  6. Insert the Sessionwire Send plugin on the "MIX" aux.

  7. Create a Stereo Aux and set the output of the Aux to the main stereo system out - label the Aux "SW HQ Receive".

  8. Insert the Sessionwire Receive plugin on the "SW HQ Receive" aux.

To record HQ audio from the remote connection, route the output of the SW HQ Rcv track to any unused bus and select the input of the destination audio track as that same bus.


Using an Audio Interface for All Audio

(Users with advanced hardware setups)

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In this workflow, it is assumed that an audio interface is being used as the Playback Engine of Pro Tools - for example, an Avid HDX system. A talkback mic is plugged into any channel of the audio interface and the input of the SW TB Send channel is set to the corresponding channel (circled in image above).

  1. Set Sessionwire's Microphone input to Sessionwire Talkback Send Plugin.

  2. Set Sessionwire's Speaker output to Sessionwire Talkback Receive Plugin.

  3. Create a Mono Aux whose input is the audio interface channel that the talkback microphone is plugged into, and whose output is the main system stereo out - label this track "SW TB Send".

  4. Insert the Sessionwire Talkback Send plugin on the "SW TB Send" track.

  5. Create a Mono Aux whose input is No Input and whose output is the main system stereo out - label this aux "SW TB Receive".

  6. Insert the Sessionwire Talkback Receive Plugin on the "SW TB Receive" Return Track.

  7. Create a Stereo Aux whose output is the main system stereo out - label this aux "SW HQ Receive".

  8. Insert the Sessionwire Receive plugin on the "SW HQ Receive" aux.

  9. Create a Stereo Aux and set the output of the aux to the main stereo system out - label the aux "MIX".

  10. Route all audio in the session to the "MIX" aux via an unused bus.

  11. Insert the Sessionwire Send plugin on the "MIX" aux.

To record HQ audio from the remote connection, a bus has been created in the template labelled "SW Record". To record the HQ audio from the Remote end, set the input of the target track to the "SW Record" bus and arm the target track. If the output of the target track is set to the MIX aux, a feedback loop may begin. Ensure that the output of the target track is output 1-2 during tracking of Remote HQ audio.

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