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Sound Designing without picture lock?

I'm currently working on a project that has a bunch of VFX, which are coming in slowly. In addition, it has to be shown to a few investors every few weeks to show off the progress we are making. FOr ...
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Water Tight Templates?

Sup peps, Just wanted to discuss the use to templates in an everyday workflow and the pros and cons of working in such a manor... I have recently discovered that its very easy (not to mention fun) ...
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HD Native Thunderbolt Box sold separately?

I'm putting together a portable production sound mixing rig and I was looking at the possibility of using 192 I/Os with a laptop, and I can't find anywhere where they sell that little Avid HD Native ...
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Problem with my sound devices

So I just hooked up a Tascam US 1800. Installation went fine and my computer recognizes it as my default sound device. However, for some reason, whenever I use Pro-Tools, it only sends the Pro Tools ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Pro Tools on Windows vs. Mac: Any difference?

I'm after your experience here. Is there any known issues with Pro Tools on Windows? I'm considering selling my Mac but I need to be sure that Pro Tools will run just as well on my PC. I have very ...
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Pro Tools Problems?

Greetings everyone, I'm making a Pro Tools "Community Wiki" on here since we seem to get a lot of Pro Tools related tech questions. It seems a bit unnecessary to clog this place up with tech issues ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pro Tools tutorials

Can somebody point me to some good pro tools tutorial from beginners to pro level. Your suggestion/feedback are welcome.
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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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My Oxygen25 midi keyboard wont work with Pro Tools 9, help..?

So, I have Pro Tools 9 and a 3rd Gen Oxygen25 midi keyboard (usb). Both are made by Avid, yet I can't get them to work together.. The keyboard even works with Logic Pro 9, just not Pro Tools 9... I'm ...
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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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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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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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Original Mbox with protools 8

I'm running Pro tools 8 on OS X 10.7.3 I have a MBox2 Micro all works fine. But I also have an original Mbox is there anyway to get this working with this version of pro tools and OS X?
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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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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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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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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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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 ( PT10,...
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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 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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Reason ReWire Problem in ProTools LE 7.4.2

Pro Tools LE 7.4.2 on my Mac running OSX Leopard will not detect Reason 3.0.4. I have done the following: Installed reason first, then Protools Started a new session Created an aux input, instr. ...
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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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Printing stems back to stereo for international versions in Protools and the volume seems to be slightly higher…why is this?

I'm doing what should be a simple mixdown of stems back onto a stereo track for the international version...stereo music stem, stereo sfx stem, mono narr stem and mono dial stem. I've taken out the ...
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Pro Tools Error..

Hey. I am new to Pro Tools. I recently installed PT10. I am running it on a 13.3 inch MBP, 2.9GHz 750GB hard drive and 8 gigs of RAM. I just started mixing dialog for a short 2 min video clip. But for ...
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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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Space Designer presets in Pro Tools

Hi all, I've just got a quick question. I've been working on a project in Pro Tools that requires a constant battlefield soundscape a couple of miles off in the distance. I've spent countless days ...
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Rewire EZ VINYL/TAPE CONVERTER to protools

Hi guys I recently got EZ a VINYL/TAPE CONVERTER, I will use it to convert/capture/record a load of old vinyls from my late father's massive collection. I tried running the program with protools ...
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Conserving CPU in Pro Tools Without Bouncing > Importing.?

I am facing a bit of a problem. I have an assignment which requires me to create a track in Pro Tools. Part of the assignment is a submission of a Pro Tools project, which evidences my production ...
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Pro Tools HD 9 vs Nuendo 5

I'm building a surround mixing room over the next month and I am trying to decide between Protools HD2 and Nuendo 5. The room will primarily be for commercial work and sound design (not mixing) for ...
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Re-syncing Sound to a Directors Cut

So I did the sound edit and final mix for a short film a few months ago. The director was happy and signed off the film. Great. But now he has got in touch to ask if I will again do the sound edit for ...
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Working in 96k 24bit, mixing down to 44k 16bit

This might be a bit of a beginners question but I was wondering if there was any benefit to working in Pro Tools at 96k 24bit when all your sounds will be bounced out and used at 44k 16bit ? Cheers, ...