Auto Align before or after quantizing drums

#1

Hi All

Should I first quantize my drums and the use Auto Align to check phase or vice versa?

Thank you
Stefan

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#2

Hey Stefan,
While Auto-Align should cope well with both situations it is better to first align and then quantize.
Usually when quantizing drums you edit all drum tracks with the same relation so the offset produced by Auto-Align would be static and would keep the phase relations between tracks.

If you’re using Pro Tools Beat Detective, it might be useful to commit the Auto-Align prior to quantizing.
The Beat Detective engine sums all tracks for detecting hitpoint so with Auto-Align printed it should yield even better results. (when not analyzing hits track by track).

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