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pro tools m-powered 8 package contents

Hi everyone I know it's been a while but the good news is I have finally moved over to pro tools! I bought the pro tools m-powered 8 I've had the box the whole day so I opened it up and expected to ...
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Unmute D-Command on startup

Every time I start up the D-Command the main output is muted by default. How can I make it start up unmuted?
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Useful ways of using Strip Silence

I was wondering if anyone here had any other useful ways they use Strip Silence in Pro Tools. Do any of you have useful ways to use Strip Silence other than taking out dead-space or ambience?
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What is the best setup under $10K?

I've always wanted to have a home studio and I figured that with around 10K I could build a semi-descent setup. I'm interested in everybody's opinion on what is the best (Pro Tools preferably) setup I ...
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Exporting clips with Sync Points in ProTools

Can anyone shed some light on this one? ProTools can't seem to export .bwavs with a sync point embedded, but occasionally I will get a clip from someone else that will have one on it, and when I look ...
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Pro Tools Playlist Switching

I switch between playlists a lot while recording, editing and comping vocals. Is there a clever trick any of you have found for a hotkey via QuicKeys or is there a new shortcut in Pro Tools 8 or 9 ...
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Need Help Quick! Nuendo PC (V4) -> Mac PTools conversion needed. Anyone know how?

I am delivering 2 reels of FX for a film that is mixing next week, and decided to edit on my Nuendo PC (becuase I love it and my Ptools is LE and wasn't cutting it). I do not have digitranslator at ...
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Pro Tools vs Logic…

Hi all, I am looking for a little bit of advice on DAWs. I am Mac-based and have exclusively used Logic Studio for my work which, so far, I have found to be sufficient. But I am beginning to wonder ...
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Help On Getting Some New Gear?

Hello I am upgrading from Cubase LE 5 and also looking to replace the rubbish on-board sound-card. I am buying the new Pro Tools 9 & Waves Studio Design Suite as my upgrade. I have been looking ...
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ADR Recording Software Question

I have a simple question/idea which some of you may have already cleverly worked out: I record ADR and music overdubs and while tracking, I use playlists to keep track of takes. I keep take 1 on ...
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Getting started in Sound Design

I have recently became interested in sound design and wanted to get started practicing it. I have a small home studio where I run pro tools. I am looking for advice on how to get started. For field ...
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Digi 003R with Pro tools LE

I have protools Le 8 Mbox 2 pro. I want to find out if the digi 003r would be able to connect with a 16 channel mixer so that I can record 16 channels separately onto pro tools Le?
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Known .aff problems?

I'm working on a new project. The video editors have the latest avid version, and our sound team is working with the latest version of protools. We've been encountering problems with that file ...
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Is Pro Tools 8 worth it?

I'm still on Pro Tools 7. Is 8 worth the upgrade? What new features have you found in it that you can't imagine how you were able to do anything before without them?
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Pro Tools HEAT?

What do you think? How does it sound? Is this just another carrot for me to buy PT8? Ryan
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Phase errors, Chromatec PPM

Hello all, I use a Chromatec AM-2 as a PPM when mixing for TV (I also run an RTW Portamonitor too), along the bottom of my TV is a bar which checks for phase. My question is this, when I pan ...
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How do other DAWs deal with interleaved 5.1 files from Pro Tools?

I have a library of 5.1 effects and was wondering how other DAWs (Nuendo/Logic/Fairlight/Etc) deal with importing interleaved Pro Tools polyphonic wav files. I know I can save the effects as multiple ...
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Protools Midi help needed

I hope this isn't a silly question but is there a way of recording one of the internal instrumnents in Protools 8 (eg grand piano) onto an instrument track in a session without using a midi controller....
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BWF import to PT LE doesn't recognize timestamp

Hey people! Yesterday I finished the score for a short film I'm working on. I exported all the cues, each track as stereo BWF, so the sound designer doesn't need to relocate them manually. The ...
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Do you use colored regions at all?

I have a system where I color all the SFX originally done by the SFX editor black, and any fixes I do or changes I color them Red, and any fixes or new SFX from the editor are colored Dark Blue. I ...
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Is this interior location record setup crazy?

I've worked in post production audio for just over 10 years and I recently went freelance and some how landed a gig producing a small interview shoot. The budget is tiny, so I'll be recording the ...
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Organization of Pro Tools Sessions

Hey all you professional peers, I am curious how you organize and keep track of different versions of Pro Tools sessions. How do you write the date? Do you have a standard naming convention you use?...
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How are your Quickeys workflows?

Hi I think that Quickeys is a great tool to speed up the workflow in Protools: it fill some hole in PT keycommand and some more. If you use it, how? which are your preferred shortcuts and macros? ...
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Pro Tools Plug-ins

Do Pro Tools 8 HD plug-ins work on Pro Tools 8 LE? What Plug-ins will work on Pro Tools 8 LE that you don't get with your Pro Tools LE package that are freeware and acceptable with Mac OSX?
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Dubbing Stage Workflow

I know a lot about running a post production studio from home, and even in larger post suites, with digi surfaces and such. I've done it for a long time, and I've developed a method and workflow that ...
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Fixes during the mix. How to go about it?

One thing I know will be inevitable are fixes from the director, or producer, or even actors/producers in some cases. How do you guys prepare/go about doing fixes on the dub stage? Do you bring a ...
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Pro Tools and Adobe Premiere

I have an independent gig coming up where they're editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. Has anyone had any experience passing files between Premiere and Pro Tools (8.0.1)? Would you record to camera or ...