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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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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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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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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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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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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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Templates and workflow

I'm thinking specifically for pro tools but feel free to chime in if you use another DAW. I'm curious to see how many and what kinds of templates you all have set up for day to day work. Any info or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Difference between Waves MaxxBass and Waves LoAir?

I could read the manuals but I'm feeling lazy today. Who has used both and can shed light on the strengths and weaknesses of each?
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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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Use of Master faders in a PT mix

I have been doing some research about Gain staging and how being much more aware of it early on can help you make a clearer mix. I believe I have that concept pretty well down by now, after having ...
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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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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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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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Will I really have to spend $2000 for an MBox 2 Pro and DV toolkit so that I can learn it while being able to read OMFs?

Hi Everyone... But I'd really really like to know whether I need to fork out close to $2000 to have a decent interface, Pro Tools and the ability to import OMFs etc? Buying an Mbox 2 Pro is ...
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Why do some companies still sell SFX with 44.1 kHz sample-rates ?

Hi, I was wondering lately about differences in samplerates of wellknown sound libraries. Why does Sound Ideas, or other sound sellers, still deliver their libraries at 44.1 kHz instead of 48 kHz, ...
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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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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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Questions you want answered at AES?

OK. So, I did something like this last year, and might as well offer it up again for those of you who can't make it to AES. Anyone have any questions for any of the vendors in the exhibit? If you see ...
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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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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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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 MIDI setup

I would like to get set up to record MIDI through Pro Tools. I'm hoping I can just connect my MIDI devices to a MIDI interface like this: then run it through USB to the Mac, and then be able to ...
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How do I keep a recording session tidy and organised

Pro Tools is my DAW of choice. I often work with large sessions, usually over 50 channels, plus auxiliary returns and masters. I try to be as efficient as possible, but try as I might, I usually end ...
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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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Using Poly Wav files in Logic Studio 9

So I just mirrored 9 gigs of poly wav files (6 - 8 channel BWFs) from my Deva in 192k. I'm not running PTHD at home, so I can't run PT in 192k at home. I can run Logic at home at 192k, but for some ...
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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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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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AVID Certification

Has anyone here gotten AVID certified at some level for Pro Tools? Have you found it helpful in finding work? Was it worth the time and money? I have been using Pro tools for well over 13 years and ...
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The best Pro Tools pitchshifter

Can anyone make a good suggestion for a good pitchshifter? The standard one is great if you want to 'adulterate' the sound in question, but I'd quite like one that keeps the sound reasonably intact ...
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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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UPDATE TECH QUESTION: Slow to boot Pro Tools 9

Figured this was worth following up since PT9 is a popular topic as of late. I was hoping that the jump to PT9 would solve this very frustrating and time consuming bug, but it doesn't seem to have. If ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Can I copy tracks in Pro Tools without copying audio regions?

Can I copy tracks in ProTools without copying the audio regions on those tracks but still preserving the input, output, and pan settings?
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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 ...