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Recognise the sound of this glitch? (Pro Tools recording issue)

I've been doing some recording on my home studio setup and while most of the time things are running smoothly, occasionally I'll record some Foley and it sounds fine in the headphones - but when I ...
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Leq (A) specifications

Hi guys, this is the first time i post on this forum, although i've been reading quite often in the last few months. I've got an issue on something i just came across. I'm editing dialogues (voices ...
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Match two sounds with a level of certainty

For instance I would like to tell with what percentage of accuracy a recorded sound match those given by a preexistent library of sounds Plus, is there any tool or algorith that could be used?
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Is avid going to be around much longer?

http://wallstreetpr.com/avid-investors-begin-their-selloff-of-multimedia-giant-avid-3730 http://www.tapeop.com/blog/2012/11/03/how-long-will-avid-and-pro-tools-be-around/ What do you guys think? ...
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Give one sound the characteristics of another

Hi, I swear I used to have a plug in which did this, but as many of you, the sea of tools at my hands has quickly caused my memory to drown. I'm basically looking to take around 30 tonal sounds, ...
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Protools8 - PT10

I’m running Protools 8 LE with DV toolkit 2 on a pc (windows xp). I’m going to buy a new pc and I have a few queries regarding PT10. On my new pc I would like to upgrade to PT10 using windows 7. 1) ...
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Motorised fader

I’m looking for a single motorised fader for Protools. I am aware of Alphatrack and Faderport but I was hoping for something even simplier. Just one fader no pans or transport buttons etc. Does this ...
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Using Pro Tools MIDI and tempo tools for sound design

Who is using the various Tempo and MIDI functions in Pro Tools for sound design creation, and how?
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Getting back into Pro Tools, Advice?

I'm a musician/engineer and have not used pro tools in ten years, I'm now researching cheap ways to get up and running at home, and need advice on MP9 vs. Pro Tools SE, and how to get bang for my buck ...
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Black Lion Audio Mods?

I'm going to upgrade from my original Mbox 2 to an Mbox 3 soon. I was browsing around the internet for a bunch of stuff when I stumbled upon this. http://www.blacklionaudio.com/content.php?p=47 I ...
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Can files created by using Audio Suite plug-ins go bad over time?

So I've been working on a feature film project for a few months now and I had to use Rx at my school to get rid of some really bad humming noises that were in a few scenes. I don't have Rx at home and ...
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Imported dialog track distorting

I just imported the dialog audio from the QT video of this clip and for some reason the clip gets really distorted, but sounds fine on the actual QT video. I imported other SFX files into the session ...
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Is there a way to use Virtual Instruments from ProTools in Logic?

I have both ProTools and Logic. But currently I've had more practice with using Logic, but I like some of the Virtual Instruments ProTools offers. I'm guessing it's possible to use those instruments ...
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Starting from scratch.

Hey guys. I have been using Nuendo ever since i entered this field and now with time, i am moving to protools. This might sound a bit immature, but i have no idea about how to start up? Which imac/ ...
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Mountain Lion!??

Anyone remember how long it took for Avid to put out a patch for Lion? I honestly can't believe another OS switch so soon. I guess its a new OS every year for Apple, it just seems sooner because of ...
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Soundfile descriptions are only in the Metadata - Is there an easy way of working with these?

I've got a bunch of sounds which only have descriptions in the Metadata of the file. The actual file names are mostly just numbers - S0100583449.wav or similar. Searching through this part of the ...
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Does anyone ever use Dynamic Transport Mode in Pro Tools?

If you have never heard of this option and you use Pro Tools, please answer with that information because it answers my question. Why is it useful? What application does anyone use it for? I read ...
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protools shortcuts template for nuendo

hi, just new here looking for this template so I dont forget PTs shortcuts, will be usefull when I do freelance work in PT studios there are posts in forums directing to such a file on a site called ...
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best workflow for videogame localization

Hi to all, what is the best workflow to prepare pro tools session for videogame localization recordings? I need to import and spot in one pro tools tracks a massive number of files. Thaey should be ...
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Playback device problems

I keep getting this message when I try to start Protools... "Protools could not initialize current playback device. Please make sure the device has been configured correctly". I can't understand why ...
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Is Strip Silence availible in all versions of Pro Tools including MP & SE

I have a client who wishes to purchase an MP or SE version of Pro Tools to do basic scratch recordings at home. However due to here workflow it is critical that she has strip silence available to her. ...
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Automation Stops reading properly in Pro Tools LE.

I'm working on a feature film in Pro Tools 8 LE on my Macbook. There's a scene in where I'm automating a reverb plug-in on my dialog aux, due to the characters going in different rooms down a long ...
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Quad core vs. 8 core and Protools HD

Hi all So a week ago my old dual 1.8 g5 mac died. I briefly panicked and didnt know what to do. Called a dealer and was told that HDX was coming at AES. Now Im on the search for a new mac that in ...
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Protools 10 on OS X 10.7.3 does not recognize 002r

I have Googled this for a while to no avail. I just install Protools 10.1.2 on an iMac running OS X 10.7.3. I have a 002r connected. The 002 appears in the Audio MIDI setup window but apparently ...
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Can you buy Pro-Tools standalone? (software only)

Can you buy Pro-Tools standalone? (software only) I have a Mac with a Tascam 144MkII audio IO and MIDI.
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Nuendo Shortcut Question

In Pro Tools, you have the ability to drop a high-lit regions' selected duration down to the next track by pressing the ; key. This moves the selected duration that matches the region you had ...
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AIR plugins are missing

I just updated to PT 10.1.2 and now all my AIR plugins are gone. Has this happened to anyone? And how I can get them back? Many thanks!
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Best Voice track mastering software ?

Hi all Im running Protools HD on Mac and would like some feedback as to what in your opinion is the best voice mastering plug in for feature films. I have used Ozone 4 and their center voice preset ...
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Hackintosh for an HD rig.

Hey guys, I really wanna upgrade my Mac, but am really looking into just building a more powerful rig for cheap (cheaper)..I just want to use it as a protools machine. I've built PCs in the past but ...
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What is your pro tools session set up?

In the past I've worked using a MASTER FADER and bounced out using the bounce option. but I've been made aware recently of not using a master fader at all and utilising sends (such as M+E, Dialogue) ...
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Which laptop is best

Hello- I'm a sound design/post production student and my old dell laptop is literally on its last legs. Could anyone recommend me a good laptop that would work well with pro tools, logic etc and has a ...
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Looking for a good trackball, comparable to D-Control ES trackball

Hi, Recently I've worked on a D-control ES, which was a real treat. Beautifull and thoughtfull design. Especially the embedded keyboard. trackball and screen arm swing are really great. Ever since ...
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Raw Audio Edit Process

Hey everyone! I've been trying to refine and improve my sound editing process/skills and have been working from Ric Viers 'L-I-S-T-E-N' process from 'The Sound Effects Bible' (pg 187 for those of you ...
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Pro Tools 10 - First Impressions?

Anybody up and running with it yet? How's the new channel strip? Has anyone tested the new caching and tried running a session over a network yet? I'm probably going to wait a bit because I just can'...
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Anyone ever get a an OMF from Premier successfully into Pro Tools?

I've had nothing but trouble for the past few weeks trying to get this figured out. Its a feature film that got trimmed down to 64 minutes and I haven't been able to get it into a decent Pro Tools ...
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How to get from Sony Vegas to Pro tools 9

I've tried AAF, exporting XML, exporting edl, and exporting avid compatable AAF, but there doesn't seem to be an easy way of getting the Sony Vegas session to PT9. bouncing down stems is not an option....
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Useful reviews or “best” iPad remote automation controller for Pro Tools?

The iPad seems to have quite a few remote automation controllers for DAWs, and it's hard to know which one is any good -- they are all fairly pricey (even by iPad app standards). Anyone have ...
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Quick CD from Pro Tools mixes

I'm looking for a quick way to get an in-process Pro Tools mix onto an audio CD.
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What are the best techniques to looping in ProTools?

I've been doing this technique but I think its very "hacky". I trim a region to the exact beginning and exact ending and use the loop trim tool to drag it out. The reason why this is hacky is ...
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In ProTools, how does one record live volume changes?

For instance, I am replaying a track I just recorded, but I want to mute some parts of it on the playback. What is the best way to accomplish this?
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Help with Pro Tools recording issues

First off, I've looked through the Pro Tools help and such, and couldn't find an answer. I'm trying to record my guitar in Pro Tools 9, through an MBox mini. When I try to assign it to an audio ...
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Pro Tools 9 and aggregate device use

I have an original MBox that doesn't play well with PT9 HD. Poor thing just sits on the shelf all day, waiting to be put to good use. Can I use it as an aggregate device with the new version of Pro ...
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Pro Tools 9 and 10 on the same machine

I need to have both Pro Tools 9 and 10 installed on the same machine. Has anyone here this up and running? If so, how did you get it to work? When i install PT9 it overwrites PT10. Hmmm Gratefull for ...
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USB or Ethernet Jog/Shuttle Wheel for Pro Tools?

Is anyone using a stand-alone shuttle wheel for fx, dialog or other general post-production editing in Pro Tools? I've fallen in love with the ICON and Euphonix control-surfaces at my college's ...
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Managing “scenes”…specifically, Pro Tools workflow

I'm currently working on a throwback radio drama (no image involved). It's not long, however, production value is going to be very high. There is a fairly significant amount of foley/sound design ...
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problem with 003 factory

hi all am i have Macpro One 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Nehalem" processor/3GB (three 1GB)memory System lion and 003 Factory Complete The Ultimate Tactile Pro Tools LE the Complete Production Toolkit ...
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Problem with bouncing out to QT

The clip I'm trying to bounce out is 25 FPS and I have both timecodes and feet+frames rate at 25 FPS, but every single time I bounce to disk in PT 10 the audio drifts about one or two seconds behind ...
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Lion and PT9 Compatibility

Hey all! Is anyone running PT9, beta or non-beta, on Lion OSX? Any issues if so? Thanks, C3
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Best use of ergonomics in an Pro Tools editing environment?

If you're anything like me you spend up to 12 hours a day sitting at an audio workstation, toiling away at your craft. Very often these workstations are set up in an office-type setting, ie. desk, ...
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Rewiring protools and ableton live to cut sound for picture

Hi I want to create Tron like sound effects for video in protools by manipulating the sound layers. I want to send the later of sounds to Another sampler like plugin and manipulate it. I tried with ...