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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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Anyone found any suitable solutions to mp4 problems in Pro Tools 9?

I've just bought my first Mac (Snow Leopard) and installed Pro Tools 9. I have imported a mp4 video, the sound works but the video doesn't appear. I have done some research and it seems .mp4 and ....
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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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Protools DAE 9126 error.

A friend of mine just had a situation whereby she saved her Protools project last night and when she came to opening the project this morning she was unable to due to a Protools DAE9126 error. Can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Directly altering/editing a sound file

I used to record music utilizing Adobe Audition. Although the program was rather limited in its earlier versions, it had one knockout feature that I absolutely loved! I had the ability to edit my ...
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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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mixing a project in ProTools with automation is it possible to suspend the automation during playback as if it was automated turned on/off

I'm trying to save DSP on my computer and my current mix session has alot of tracks with automation. Is there any way to set the plugins through automation to suspend during playback on and off?
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5.1 channel order for home theaters, computer, and cinema

i am working on the post production for a film. It's the first time, and i am a little bit confused about the channel order and the various standars. The SMPTE standard (L R C Lfe Ls Rs) is for home ...
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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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Sequence inserts/plugins for voice

I'm editing some spoken word audio (lectures recorded on a wireless lapel mic). I am using the following effects in Pro Tools 8. I am proficient with using these effects individually. But does it ...
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Pro Tools Removing Sound After Bouncing To Quicktime Movie

After having created a project with Pro Tools which includes a movie that I have added audio tracks to, after I bounce the project to a Quicktime movie via this option in the file drop-down menu, I ...
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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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Problem with duy z-room reverb in pro tools 10

Hey guys, I've just moved to PT10 on macbook pro, mountain lion and I have a problem with this plugin. Always when I run pt this plugin gets an error during initial start up, message box pops out ...
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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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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, re-...
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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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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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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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How do I record sounds in Pro Tools LE 8 from Komplete 7 (specifically Absynth 5)?

I have Pro Tools LE 8 and I just picked up Komplete 7. After much effort I finally figured out how to add a plugin to a track. Right now I'm testing with Absynth. Note: I have no midi controller. ...
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Pro Tools 9 - Pros and Cons

Alright, so you have in the package DV Toolkit 2, 96 tracks, automatic delay compensation, NO INTERFACE NEEDED and works with any interface! Yes, they finally did what everyone else did 10 years ago. ...
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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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Removing unused audio from ProTools (or not..)

Morning, In 8.0.3 (and as far as I can see it wasn't a bug fix with 8.0.4) when I try to remove all unused audio there are lots, sometimes hundreds / thousands of files that remain. I'm definitely ...
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Decreasing the pace of footsteps once they've been added (in Pro Tools)

Working on a project where there are quite a few off screen footsteps (2 pairs of feet) going on which I've painstakingly cut into Pro Tools. The director would now like them paced a bit slower and ...
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Pro Tools M-Powered and syncing to video

I'm starting to get professional jobs for my sound design services and I only have Pro Tools 8 M-Powered. What would be the best way to work with the video editor since I cannot import OMF files. ...
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pro tools swapping shortcut keys around!

I keep having this annoying Pro Tools bug; the next start end key (") keeps swapping shortcuts with the tab key, so instead of heading to the next region when I hit it, it changes the edit mode! ...
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Help! Pro Tools LE 8 in Sound Post-Production

I make a post here because don't know anything about Pro Tools, I'm a Nuendo user, and want to take the next step to Pro Tools, but I don't know this is right or wrong... is Pro Tools LE 8 for post ...
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Pro Tools save copy still copies cleared regions

Ok so this drives me mad.... everytime I finish a project, I clear all the unused regions from my session and then select save copy in to transfer for mixing. But heres the issue, Pro Tools STILL ...
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importing pro tools session data into digital performer

The mixer I'm working is using Digital Performer. Is it even possible to import Pro Tools session data into Digital Performer? Or will I have to bounce each track down as a .wav file one by one? ...
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iPad controller app for Pro Tools

So I just got an iPad2 and was thinking of hooking up it with PT9 on my Mac Book Pro. Faders and knobs would be really useful for mixing many other wonderful things, as well as automation mode ...
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Exporting OMFs in PT

Is it possible to keep my fades and possibly volume automation when exporting an embedded OMF from Pro Tools? I would hate for the mixer to have to do all my fades over again when he imports it into ...
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Euphonix/Avid Artist Control V2: Is it as good as it looks?

Hi everyone, I've been looking around for a better Protools-controller. A few years ago I bought a Novation controller, but I didn't know that the faders would become more important than the knobs. ...
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Is pro tools worth it?

I am about to finish uni and was questioning wether I should take advantage of the student discount and buy pro tools? I have used Logic for a long time and find it excellent, but think as everyone ...
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Switching plug in automation lanes shortcut in Pro Tools

I'm currently working on a dialogue reel and using the Trim plugin gain automation to level out the dialogue a bit (no PT10 yet! Still on v9). I kinda like the way you can toggle from the Waveform ...