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What format are old headerless protools files?

I'm trying to convert the audio files from an old protools version where the files were headerless and lacked any other indicator of format.
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Pro Tools: How can I move the sound within a region?

Is there a way to move the sound/wave of a region (the sound is longer than the region), but keep the region bounds and fades untouched in Pro Tools? Example: Before: |------------region---...
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No sound from Protools Instruments using Xpand!2

I come from a Cubase background which I don't have anymore and was looking into Protools First. For starters, all I want to be able to do is create a melody with the piano roll, but there's no audio. ...
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Can .aaf Davinci Resolve (V17) files be imported into Pro Tools

I’m trying to import an .aaf audio-only file bundle created using Davinci Resolve (V17) into Avid Pro Tools, and I’ve encountered some problems: The resulting output is unsynchronised with the ...
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What VST works well with Pro Tools?

I'm trying to get a DAW VST combo where I can make music with midi that may use instruments like a rock orchestra I guess. I tried using Magix Music Maker but the quality of the instruments is not ...
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Can I use a trackball in substitution of a fader to write automation on Pro Tools?

I know I could click on the digital fader of the track in the mix window and write automation that way, but I recently found an app called "AudioSwift" that turns your Trackpad into a multitool "Fader,...
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Ultra-efficient sound editing tips for battle scenes?

I am working on a feature using Pro Tools/Soundminer that has a lot of battle scenes- swords, punches, bow/arrow, grunts, etc. It's a lot of grinding covering every single hit in multiple chaotic ...
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Downmix Quad to Stereo by discarding rear channels

Protools 11HD - need to downmix / downconvert a Quad track (L/R/Ls/Rs) to Stereo L/R by discarding or nulling Ls/Rs. There doesn't seem to be an intuitive way of doing this. No downmixer exists in ...
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Automated Crossfade between two AUX tracks

I have 2 aux tracks, all set to output to the main output bus. The source input for all of these aux tracks is a single track - basically the track out is being routed to all these two aux tracks via ...
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Exported files are silent. Pro Tools First

I have a multi track session which has all the tracks recorded using smartphone and then imported the .wav files from phone to DAW. I have mixed and my project is ready to export. For the life of me, ...
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Convert XML to AAF

Is there any way to convert a XML file from FCPX to an AAF for use in Pro Tools without X2Pro? Seeing if there is a way to do this other than buying X2Pro.
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Can a game mouse or magic trackpad improve editing experience of Pro tools on Windows 10 desktop?

I am using Pro Tools MP9 on a Windows 10 desktop (please note Desktop, not laptop). The editing experience for panning and zooming is terrible using a regular mouse. I always miss the trackpad/...
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ProTools 9: Is it possible to automatically assign markers to the beginning of each clip (and bounce to file with markers attached)?

I have a track with 1000+ clips. I want to add a marker to the beginning of each clip -- setting the clip name as the marker text. I don't want to go through the whole session, adding the markers ...
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USB recording and RCA Stereo recording, which of them is better?

I worked with Smart Volume Management (SVM or normalizing sound) that be a capability of Creative Sound Card for Live Music Recording (we have one mixer and two mics on two separate line we get the ...
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The volume of exported sound is not the same as the volume of the realtime sound

I have a 192 I/O soundcard and a Behringer Xenyx Control 1 USB as my monitor station and 2 KRK speakers. Whenever I export my session on Pro Tools, the volume is 4 to 5 dB lower than the sound I hear ...
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How can I avoid multiple instances of an OMF while copying a session in ProTools?

My PT session for a short film has several audio tracks, and at some point I imported an OMF from the foley department. I worked directly from this OMF (maybe the problem started here?) with editing, ...
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How should I work with sync I/o?

I have one 192 io and a sync I/o . But when I hook up my sync l/o to hd core card . It doesn't work . I don't know wht the problem is. Is it the cable? Or do I need to do anything special on my ...
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portable Sound Edit set up with Macbook and Protools

is it possible to have a portable sound edit set up with a Macbook and a pair of decent speakers, to say work on short films of say half an hour ? I am not a Mac user but wondering if I should switch....
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How can i have a fullscreen video on pc

I work with protools 10 hd on pc. l know protools has fitscreen option but l need to have the fullscreeen version on my tv. How can l do this?
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Electric noise when using a Condenser Mic in home studio

I am setting up a condenser mic for my ProTools 8 system on the Digi 03 interface. I have a Neuman TML 103 mic running through a 25 FT Planet Waves XLR cable. When I turn on Phantom power and put the ...
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Bouncing clips out of Pro Tools

I have a handheld recorder that i record sound effects, atmospheres and concerts with. The recorded files is imported into Pro Tools, and all the good parts of a recording is clipped out with fades. ...
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Bulk add Unique IDs for Pro Tools

I have thousands of audio files that I need to make sure have Unique IDs associated with them before they're sent out for editing. Is there a quick way to have PT add the unique IDs to an entire ...
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anyone using Wacom Tablet with Pro Tools

I'm having terrible problems. When I "Pan/Scroll" on the timeline, there's a huge lag and generally unpredictable behavior. The timeline will continue to scroll for up to a few seconds after I let go....
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Audio Glitch Plugin

I'm looking for a plugin that can create audio glitches on a recording (i.e. clicks, pops, static, clipping, etc.) I'd like to have some direct control over when and how they happen but random would ...
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How to sync vocals in Pro Tools using a plugin?

I'm mixing an acapella choir in pro tools with 20 tracks. There are a lot of times when one singer or another isn't singing the same rhythm as others. I know there is a plugin that can sync the ...
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Tame Impala/Kevin Parker Vocal recording

I really like the vocal recording on Tame Impala's debut album Innerspeaker I'm trying to achieve a similar result. I know that it involves double tracking, delays ...
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Visual Cues in a wave file

Is there a way to put visual cues in a wave/audio file? I'm trying to essentially find a way to 'draw' on an audio file so that it makes it easier to work with in a video game engine for syncing ...
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Pro Tools stems export

How can I export clips as files but with all the effects and automation used on them? I can bounce them but there are over 40 channels and wouldn't have time to bounce them all one by one.
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Problem with LFE channel in mixing

I have question about 5.1 . Is this right that we shouldnt have any soundeffects on LFE channel and all the sound effects Need to be sent to that channel?(in protools)
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What is this 'white waveform' called and what's it's function in Pro Tools HD 9

I want to know what the white waveform means (it's underlined using red colour in the pic attacthed). Can you tell me what it is called and which function it has?
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Recordings less than 4 seconds long are "ignored" in Pro Tools

My pro tools version is HD 10.3.7. When I arm and start recording, everything is working, the meters going up, wave form is bulit. And when I stop it, the wave form (aka. region) immediately ...
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pro tools midi controller vertical edit window scrolling

I know this could be very strange, but i'd like to assign a fader to my midi controller to scroll vertically my edit window. Any ideas?
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Kontakt player not available as a Pro Tools 11 plugin [closed]

I have just installed the komplete elements program onto my mac, and for some reason the Kontakt player is not available as an instrument plugin in pro tools. I am running Pro Tools 11 on Mac OS X ...
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Izotope RX and Pro Tools : Audio Device Error

When I try to use standalone Izotope Rx with Pro Tools 10 with "connect" I get this error message: The selected audio device cannot be opened. Please make sure it's not in use by another ...
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Getting arrangable bars out of bad drum timing in pro tools

In front of me are 28 drum parts recorded with no click. At least i know they're 4/4. I want to arrange them into a song, but of course nothing fits,... no click. A lot of youtube videos on fixing ...
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Converting Protools 10 to Protools 9 without losing anything

I have kinda heard that there is a way of converting PT10 PTX to PT 9 without losing anything from your session. When I tried to convert using "save copy as" Protools informed me that I would lose any ...
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How to make a exponential fade that doesn't start from 0 db

How can I achieve a exponential fade that doesn't start from 0 db in pro tools? the curve should look something like this
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Pro Tools and playback

When using Pro Tools, sound playback is only possible in the software, nothing else can use the sound card. But before I reinstalled Pro Tools I was able to use sound card for any playback with Pro ...
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How can I have get rid of having delay while recording?

I'm working with protools 10 hd .my sound interface is audio komplete 6 and my recorder is zoom h4n.whenever I record something(even without plug ins) I've got delay. I wonder if there is a way to not ...
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Best free online Pro Tools beginner tutorials

I've started a one month trial of Pro Tools. As well as playing with it and learning, i'd also like to follow an online tutorial to help expand my knowledge and pick-up on what I'm missing. Can ...
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Is the Pro Tools Field Recorder Track feature only available in HD versions?

According to Avid's site, the regular version of PT 11 has Field Recorder capabilities. However, when I right click my audio tracks, all I see is this tiny menu: Is this a pro feature or not? I am ...
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sound design a scene where different radio programs playing at same time

I am working on a short film and I am stuck in a scene where a busy city is seen from a tall tower...here different radio stations are to be played at the same time with different programs..one ...
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Need help cleaning, and editing sound effects using multiple mics

So my question is this; I'm trying to figure out a good way to edit, and clean my sfx recording with 3-4 mics. My main question what are your general steps ? Do you import everything into PT first ...
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48kHz vs 44.1 kHz

I've been brought on for editing audio on a project (the audio isn't going to a video at all it is just for the audience to listen). The recording engineer has recorded this audio at 48 kHz, even ...
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Will Pro Tools remember the pan automation, if

I hope you can help. I am working on a film on Pro Tools 11, and will continue on a Pro Tools HD afterwards. I have a question regarding panning automation - There's a mono audio track. It is ...
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pro tools auto generated regions

I have this error message it keeps asking me if I want to delete these auto generated regions, what if I do will it effect the session in anyway? You are currently not displaying auto-created ...
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Using Pro Tools for spoken word

I've been using ProTools with an M-Box for about 8 years, recording and editing spoken-word narration for a series of art guides. My guides run anywhere from 2 to 3 hours, usually anywhere from 20 to ...
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Is it possible to remove the Pro Tools Unique ID from an audio file?

I'll soon have a number of projects coming in sequence for which I'd like to prepare some blank "stems" so I don't have to prepare them ahead of each project. The only problem is that Pro Tools is ...
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The New MAC Pro and Protools [closed]

I am a lecturer at a University and there are some consideration for buying the latest MAC Pro (The Trash can) to run our Protools 10. There has been serious apprehension regarding this from the money ...
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Is multi-threading important for DAWs?

I read an anandtech review of AMD's 8 core Vishera CPUs (sorry could not find the exact review) a little while ago which benchmarked them against intel's CPUs of similar power\cost. According to ...
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