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While editing dialogue, what tool do you use to eliminate clicks within words?

In order to eliminate clicks in words in Pro Tools, and I use either the Pencil Tool or cut out a cycle of the waveform. What would software tool would you recommend?
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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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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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Pro Tools Hardware in the Home Studio

What do you use in your home studios for Pro Tools hardware? Some people seem to just want to use the hardware as a dongle, others need better D/A converters, yet others need Pro Tools-oriented ...
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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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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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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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Pro Tools 9 LE automation gets erased

I have a troubleshooting question. I've been automating a 14 minute film with downward expansion and for some reason, the automation gets erased. Anyone know why? I go before a section turn it to ...
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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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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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Is there a keyboard shortcut to scroll through matching field recorder channels?

i did a quick google search but haven't had any luck.. just looking for a command that will let me change the field recorder channels of the selected clip. this would speed things up for me a lot. ...
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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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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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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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Why is Pro Tools the industry standard in high end audio production?

Are there some specific features which make Pro Tools so popular in high end audio? Most comparisons I've found with other DAW's are several years old and are pretty subjective. I'm interested in ...
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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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Is there any Avid AudioVision (DAW) video online?

After reading this thread at the DUC (and chatting with editors in this business longer than me), I'm really curious to see Avid AudioVision and how it worked. My first encounter with a Digidesign/...
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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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help synthesizing cicadas

https://soundcloud.com/eduardopolitzer/cigarra-premix Hi audio-people I've been trying to create from scratch some cicada sounds, maybe someone here can help me in this crazy idea. the link above ...
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MacBook Pro and MBox2

I just upgraded from the new MacBook to the new MacBook Pro. I had a friend of mine install Pro Tools 8 HD and I'm trying to use this with my audio interface which is a mbox2, just like I was doing ...
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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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Gradual pitch correction

I'm involved with recording a lot of a capella choir performances, and it's not uncommon for the group to drop 1/2 to a full step through the course of a song. I was hoping with Pro Tools' elastic ...
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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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Protools 10 what is a 32-bit floating point about?

Today I started a course on protools 10, there are a few things I just can't get my head around. What exactly is a 32 bit floating point? I understand there are 6 Db between each bit (i.e 16 bit= ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I use Pro-Tools 9 on my PC and Mac

I am thinking moving to Pro Tools 9 soon, but I am unsure if I can register Pro tools 9 on both my PC and Mac, cause sometimes I need to work on both systems and its going to get messy.
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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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Has anybody tried using GIT version control for session control of audio recordings?

Has anybody tried using GIT version control for session control of audio recordings? I have used GIT in programming and it works very well, and is easy to use too. It works great for collaboration, ...
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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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Best way to bounce down using Pro Tools?

Hello I have been syncing a trailer today and things are sounding good but none of the sounds reach 0db on the master fader. Is is best to compress each audio track or each clip? Or do I normalize ...
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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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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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FireWire on MacBook Air - Help!

I've got an M-Audio FireWire Solo and just bought a new Macbook Air so I could run Pro Tools. Didn't think to notice whether the Air would have a Firewire port (it does not). So now I've got a brand ...
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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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How does one setup a simple ducker in ProTools?

This seems like a simple thing to do, but for some reason no one's been able to give me a clear answer at all. If I'm working with one stereo full mix track and one vocal track, how can I get the ...
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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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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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Favourite PT quick-key?

I know that everyone here's gonna have an opinion on this one. Are you a CMD+S kinda guy? Maybe you're a gal who likes to party with Option+Shift+3. Keep it sneaky with CMD+Shift+U? For my two ...
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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.