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Professional looking for a post graduate course in sound design for film

I am Sid and I hail from India. I've been working in the bollywood film industry for a while now and want to now move out. I have about 12-15 major motion pictures under my belt for which I served as ...
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Pro Tools / show all written automation

sorry if this question is too off-topic and far from sound design. I'm wondering whether there's any way how to easily show all automation lanes that have any data written inside. I hope you know what ...
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pro tools surround panner

I'm finally approaching doing my first 5.1 mix. I'm doing this in pro tools 10 HD. My only other experience of 5.1 has been in Logic and Nuendo. Does pro tools have a built in surround panner? At ...
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Combining music prod, dialog editing, sfx and foley: what's everyone doing?

Dave here, logic 9 and ten on intel mac. My headache is,15 min+ session with various in-tempo music elements that need to lie on bar/beat grid, and interstitial dialog which needs tweaking, ...
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List of Pro Tools plug in suffixes

Anyone know of a comprehensive list of the suffixes that Pro Tools plugins tack onto the end of rendered files? For example: MH4T. What the heck plugin made that?? UPDATE: OK, it seems that more ...
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I lost my Pro Tools 9 Installation disc, can someone help?

Does anyone have a link to download the installation files for windows? Or might someone have an .img file or something they could send me? I'm not looking for a cracked version, I do own an iLok with ...
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Eq automation 'write to' alternative for non-HD Pro Tools?

When mixing, often is needed to use a plugin on clips or on a section of a track, without going AudioSuite. Most of the time is a notch eq. So, when using a multi-parameter plugin, which is the ...
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Mavericks and pro tools 9

I was wondering if you could help, I have a copy of pro tools 9 and I would like to update to the new OS X Mavericks. I know I am pretty behind with pro tools versions I just don't want to have to ...
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What are some good plug-ins or software for cleaning up audio

I'm Ryan. I just started getting jobs being an audio freelancer, doing little short films and interviews. But I can across a problem I got a little embarrassed with. I was sent audio files from ...
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Need a new laptop to run Pro Tools 8 for around £600

I'm currently running Pro Tools 8 on an six year old Dell laptop with 2gb ram. Which basically sucks. So basically I want to get a new laptop or PC with a £600 budget. Preferably not a mac as i'm ...
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Does Pro Tools (or any other DAW) have a feature like Logic's Quick Swipe Comping?

I am working on a project in Logic 9 that involves quick swipe comping of phase-locked audio tracks. I won't go into the details but I have had many problems over many projects when they involve ...
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H4n panning issue in pro tools

i did a days worth of field recording a while back into input 1 of my H4n which is the left channel. it played back into my headphones at the time on both sides. however when i play back what i ...
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Mbox 2 mini and mac mavericks (mac osx 10.9) not working properly

I managed to get Protools 8.05 working on Mavericks. I installed protools first then, Mbox_2_USB_10_3_3_Driver_79050-2 Its the driver for Protools 10. To get play back through the headphones go to ...
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Is there a cheap(er) way of getting Pro Tools 11?

I've been forced to buy Pro Tools a few times over the years, and as a result have a few versions...the last being 7.3.1 LE, with the complete production toolkit. I've avoided buying it again every ...
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Pro Tools, Windows/PC & Strange File Name Shortening

How many people here are doing sound effects work on a PC Pro Tools? I've been getting this odd problem where sound effects that are re-saved (like if I did a save copy) have their names shortened, ...
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Pro Tools to VCR to Pro Tools

Hey guys, I will be starting work on a film which is set in a 1930's in two weeks. The director wants the dialogue to have a 'film' like quality to it. I suggested passing the stems through a tape and ...
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Aux vs VCA in Pro Tools?

I'm in the middle of redoing some of my pro tools templates and was wondering if anyone could explain the advantages of using a VCA over an aux track to route my submixes to? Many thanks
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who uses “replace audio clip” in protools 10?

i need a hand with this. i'm cutting a tv series at the moment and all i want is to replace all the edited clips of a certain recording in my session with an eq'd version of the same clip. ...
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will pt9 plugins work on pt10

i am presently using pt8.04 that was packaged with several plug in. I have the opportunity to purchase pt9 with many plug ins, will these plug-ins work in pt10 too?
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Client asking for AES Channels 1 & 2 render

Hello, I've rendered audio content for radio and TV/commercials before, but rendering out a simple wav or mp3 has always been sufficient; as long as the ceiling was set to the appropriate level. ...
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I need to record a control track (timecode noise) as a WAV file. Can this be done through software only?

To sync up the Audio Description track, the client requires a separate Control Track, which I gather is an output of timecode that matches the audio sync. Anyone familiar with this notion, and how ...
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Television Mix…

Hey guys :) I'm very new to the mixing world, I've got my basics down with Pro Tools so I do know how it works... I was wondering if you guys could give me tips on mixing for TV. I need to know ...
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Fastest way to manual sync Audio rushes in Pro Tools 10 *** without EDLs***?

Any help or advice you could give me would be genuinely appreciated. I'm editing sound for a low budget feature film and I've been given a picture edit in 5 reels with AAFs. I'm in the process of ...
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CLOTHES - how to mix Foley

Hi, my name's Martin and I'm student of Film Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. Right now, it's the first time I'm provided with the real Foley tracks. It's fun and everything ...
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Different Pro Tools errors - and what do they actually mean?

I´ve recently encountered many different kind of Pro Tools errors and it really annoys me that the error messages themselves don´t give a whole lot of information what´s wrong in Pro Tools. It would ...
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EDLs and keeping your sessions tidy

I searched this one but didn´t find what I was looking for so here goes.. How do you keep your pro tools sessions tidy after multiple EDL changes? what is the simplest way of making sure your massive ...
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Pro Tool 10.3.4 and Ableton 9.0.4 no rewire visible

I have Pro Tools HD 10.3.4 and Ableton Live 9.0.4 and for some reason Ableton doesn't show up as an instrument at all. I can't even get so far as to have it tell me it won't work since I can't choose ...
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Exporting clips in Pro Tools and sound card conversion

This may be a noob question but when exporting clips out of Pro Tools, say with fades and what not, does anyone know if the sound card is engaged at all? The reason I ask is I have some sounds I've ...
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Importing OMFs into Pro Tools; 2 mono tracks instead of one stereo

When I import an OMF into Pro Tools they enter as two mono tracks, panned left and right as opposed to one stereo track - any ideas as to why this is the case?
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ProTools plugins which have MIDI 'learn' functionality.

I'm using touchOSC and Osculator on my iPad. Which plugins do you know of (RTAS or AAX) that have OSC or MIDI control functionality inbuilt by the manufacturer? I'm not talking so much about ...
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Can I consolidate one file into multiple individual files in pro tools?

Software: Pro Tools 10 The problem is, on one track, i have a very long file which i can trim with STRIP SILENCE. now i have multiple regions. On another track, i have the same long file, which i ...
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Mastering sound effects

This question has been asked in various forms but not yet completely in my view. I'm trying to find a good mastering chain for a sound effects library using say Waves plugins in pro tools. I see ...
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Stereo sound design to surround mix

Hi, I'm an independent sound designer and I've worked on several projects with other sound mixers already but all these projects had stereo soundtracks. I'm kind of a newbie when it come to surround ...
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Protocols 10 to Protools 9

How to open a ProTools 10 session in Protools 9 when u don't have the higher version of Protools 10 to convert the session from .ptx to .ptf ?
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48 FPS Video and Pro Tools

A show that I'll be starting on soon is cutting picture with a 48 timecode base because the action sequences were all shot at 48 or 96 FPS, with the intention of projecting the finished project at 48 ...
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Pro Tools 11 here already?

I literally JUST got PT10. Doh! Looks like 64 bit is the big change. Anyone considering making the switch? link text
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10.6.8 vs 10.7 in regards to pro audio

Hello Friends I have one program ( Reason ) that says they are going to make me upgrade from 10.6.8 to 10.7 if I buy their newest version. My other commonly used programs/instruments/samplers ( ...
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open omf or template first

When using OMFs and AAFs with a protools template is there any advantage in opening the OMF first and then importing the template or opening the template first and then importing the OMF?
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protools 10 clip gain line and volume issue

What is the real difference between editing the the clip gain line and the volume line in protools 10
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LCR, DOWNMIX TO LR

i am doing some edit of dialogue on a short movie,I am mixing in LCR and I have all dialogues at Center and all the rest on LR, now the director want me to render a lr audio to use in the movie he ...
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ProTools 10 Problem with Pencil Tool

Hello, I recieved an AAF-file (linked wave files) from an avid-system and started editing. When I zoom-in to the point where you usually can "paint" with the pencil tool, the cursor changes from the ...
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Pro tools 8 Mic problem

Hello, I have a Pro tools 8 with a Mbox 2 mini, Laptop runs a Mac OS X 10.6.8. The problem I am receiving are my Rode NT1A microphone is recording in very low volume, turning the input 1 volume ...
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Teaching dexterity in Pro Tools

If you were teaching someone how to use Pro Tools who is brand new to the program, what are some drills or tasks you would have them do to teach them how to be dextrous around the program? I'm pretty ...
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Pro Tools 10 bouncing regions/cips with fades?

I was wondering what methods people are using in pro tools 10 to export individual regions/clips as individual sounds while retaining any fades or processing or even clip gain? Seems like whenever I ...
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Non obvious ProTools tricks?

What ProTools techniques have you discovered that are non-obvious? ie using a tool or technique in an unusual way? An example: I use volume graphs for envelope shaping a lot, but an extreme & ...
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Logic not sync?

I interchanged files from logic to protools, perfectly sync... back to Logic, not sync, the file seems to be sped up, anyone had this before?
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Pro Tools 9 Help : Film Sound

Hi! First time here! Have a noob question here, So I added some fx, ADR, and atmos/ambience to my friend's film in pro tools 9. (He gave me a .AAF export from AVID 6 after adding most of the sync ...
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Pro Tools Freeware Replacment

Many people believe Pro Tools to be the standard in high end audio production. Can anyone recommend a free replacement that has as many of the essential features of Pro Tools as possible? I ...
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keeping audio in sync when they want to make more video edits

I just finished my first 22 minute webisode the director and producer are both happy with the sound design but want to tighten up some of the video edits. I don't know what to do in this situation ...