Notation, Software

How to Bring Up the Mixing Table in Guitar Pro (3 Ways)

Written By :Andrew Siemon

The other day I was trying to figure out how to bring up the Mixing Table in Guitar Pro. This is the part of the interface where you can see all of your tracks, instruments, sounds, etc.

The Mixer Table in Guitar Pro - Fn + F8
The fastest way to bring up the Mixer Table in Guitar Pro is to simply press fn + F8 on your keyboard (for macOS users). For Windows, F8 will work just fine.

Of course, there are a few other ways of doing the exact same thing. In fact, there are two that I can show you how to do right now.

2 Other Ways of Bringing Up the Mixing Table

1) Using the Icon to Bring Up the Mixing Table

The Global View in Traveling Guitarist
The second way which is equally as fast, now that I think about it, is to simply click on the Global View icon that’s shown here.

2) Using the Toolbar & “View” To Bring Up the Mixing Table

2) The Other Global View Option in Guitar Pro (Mixing Table)
The final way is to click on “View” in the top toolbar and then choose “Show Global View.” This will bring up the Mixing Table as well.

The Fundamentals of the Mixing Table

The Fundamentals of the Mixing Table - Guitar Pro
The Mixer in Guitar Pro is a cool tool that gives you control over the sound of each track of your project.

Here’s what you can do with it:

1) Volume Control

Adjust the volume sliders to set the balance between different tracks. This helps in ensuring that no instrument overpowers the others unless you want them to.

2) Pan Control

Use the pan knobs to position each track in the stereo field, giving your project a more dynamic and realistic sound.

3) Solo/Mute

These functions allow you to isolate a single track (solo) or silence it (mute) without affecting the others. This is particularly useful for focusing on specific parts of your project in case you need to troubleshoot.

4) Effects & EQ

The mixer also provides access to effects and EQ settings for each track, allowing you to fine-tune the tone and texture of the instruments.

Depending on your version of Guitar Pro (I’m using the latest and greatest – #8), you might have presets or manual settings available. You can also load other VSTs and sounds in here as well.

As a matter of fact, this is how many people fake guitar videos. They load a realistic-sounding guitar VST and then mime the play-through on YouTube or social media.

5) Instrument Choice

The newest version of Guitar Pro allows you to change the instrument assigned to each track directly from the mixer.

Feel free to load up practically any kind of instrument you’d want to use. The thing about Guitar Pro is that it’s not just for guitars.

You can use it for many other purposes as well including drums, but that’s a topic for another day.

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Andrew Siemon is the principal creator for TravelingGuitarist.com, a website entirely devoted to all things guitar. From repairs, music theory, chords, and improvisation, to recording at home. I've been doing this for 20 years and I've got another 50 in me.

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