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GRM tools equivalent AU plugin set?

Can anyone recommend me a AU equivalent for Pro Tools GRM tools plugin pack? I´ve swiched from pro tools to logic and would like to have similar FX plugins in my productions.
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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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48k project to 44k project

We imported some music into a 48khz pro tools project to record some vocals, the music file was at 44khz and we didn't SRC convert it to 48khz, therefore the music was slower than the original. The ...
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MPTK 2 does not detect PT 10

I recently installed pt 10 on my macpro 2 x 2,4GHZ quadcore Intel Xenon westmere 24gb ram but MPTK 2 does not detect PT 10 as a valid PT install. I tried to install MPTK 2 from the installer disk ...
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Sound Devices MixPre-D vs USBPre-2

Although my question is similar to another about an interface for Pro Tools/Preamp for field recording with a portable recorder (H4n aswell). I'm not as experienced as others on this site so I was ...
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PT10 & Soundminer V4.3 Pro

Hi guys, Has anyone tried running sm v4.3 pro with PT 10? Any issues? Many thanks Rada
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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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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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Reconforming workflow

Hello hello, I know there are a few related threads about re-conforming to new picture cuts on the board but they've only really been nibbled at, and I'm keen to hear about people's re-conforming ...
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How do you use the Caps-lock keyboard in Pro Tools?

I can't seem to get the Caps-lock keyboard in Pro Tools to work.. I even have had trouble with my midi keyboard; so maybe I'm just having all around trouble with midi input. Anyway, both the Caps-lock ...
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Pro tools 9 HD or PT9 on MBP

i tried to search, but not much luck. hey, i have noticed some people on the internet suggest buying a PTHD9 license on ebay rather than buying PT9 (as for the price you get the feature set of PT9 + ...
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PT Question: Is there a key-command for switching Automation Modes?

Hi All, Quick question, is there a short cut/key command for changing the Automation Mode in PT9? I was hoping to find it in the reference guide etc. but i can't find it. Hopefully this hasn't been ...
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Pro Tools Keyboard Shortcuts Macro'd to a Gaming Keyboard

I use a Razer Arctosa which I was thinking of selling, but later changed my mind after thinking of using the macro capabilities for PT. I'm fairly new to PT and not very familiar with a lot of the ...
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Why does my Oxygen25 work with Logic, but not Pro Tools?

Possible Duplicate: My Oxygen25 midi keyboard wont work with Pro Tools 9, help..? So, I have an Oxygen25 midi keyboard. When I use it with Logic, things work fine; but when I try to use it with ...
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pro tools file structure

Hi guys, We save our work onto a Raid drive and create the session on them too, although it seems that protools is also creating audio + fade file folders onto the main Hard Drive. Any ideas on how ...
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Protools 9 sync bug?

Hi folks I've had the same problem with PT9 as some of you had, when sending the mix back to the editor, everything was grossly out of sync, so i had to go back to PT8. Does anybody know if there ...
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Pre-Film School Preparation

Hey guys, I'm going to be leaving for film school later this year and before I leave I was thinking of what would be the most essential things I would NEED to work on my school projects and other ...
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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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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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Best audio file type? Is there one?

Looking down the list of Pro Tools' file-types while making a session, there is: WAV AIFF SD II QuickTime Sound Resource MXF I have only ever used WAV. What do you guys use and why do you consider ...
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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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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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Vegas file exchange with Pro Tools

I have an audio post gig for an indy film that I just picked up and the editor is using Vegas. I've been looking around and I can't seem to find detailed or clear information about Vegas' export/...
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Pro Tools 9 on a 13" Macbook Pro?

Since I'm brand new to the audio post game and PT is the industry standard, I've decided to purchase MacBook Pro + PT9 in the near future. I have about $1800 to work with, so a loaded 13" MBP seems ...
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Ambiophonic plugins

Does anybody know of any ambiophonic plugins for PT9? I'm thinking about toying around with some stuff while I'm in school and have the resources. Advice? Thanks! Kris
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Expand Track Playlist from D-Command

Is there a way to expand the playlist of a track from the D-Command?
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Bringing High Sample Rate recordings into 48k Project

I've been recording some sounds while up here in New York on vacation. I recorded them at 192k with the intention of dropping them into a 48k project. I just tried to do it with a recording I did ...
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protools workspace window freez and crashes .

Hi I'm using pt 9.0.2 LE on a win 7 system. works just great! just recently when ever i open the workspace for searching sounds on my drives, it freez and make me restart the whole system. any ideas?...
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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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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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Difference between using a wave editor and a DAW like Pro Tools?

I use pro tools to edit all my SFX recordings and was wondering why some people use Pro Tools and a separate wave editor. I was looking at http://www.audiofile-engineering.com/waveeditor/ and can't ...
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sound design demo session for protools?

Hi Guys! my first post in this wonderful site. so many thanks in advance.. what I'm looking for is a pro tools session, (feature film/drama sound design/editing session) for me to download, in order ...
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Waves Native Power Pack

Right now Sweetwater is selling this package for $180. I don't have any Waves plug-ins and am still using the EQ and D-Verb that came with Pro Tools. Would this be a wise investment?
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Exporting pro-tools project for 5.1

I've completed a 2.0 mix for a short film, the director wants to take this to a studio to attempt to mix it to 5.1. The engineer has asked me to give him the pro-tools file, but the audio folder is ...
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Automatic crossfades after comping a track

I'm using Pro Tools' comping feature to use pieces of multiple takes. Can I make Pro Tools automatically create crossfades on the transition points between regions?
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Feedback on a 1 minute shortfilm?

Hello everyone Please could I get some feedback on the clip with suggestions for improvements for the sound? Link - http://vimeo.com/19744059 Thanks and I look forward to the replies. Adrian
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Melodyne nightmare

Does anyone else started noticing weird "sampling" noises on Melodyne over last updates of RTAS version (running old - aka before DNA Melodyne - last updated and Protools 8 or 9). Problem is on both ...
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Command 8 Interface vs M Audio Project Mixer

I am researching into interfaces and control surfaces for Pro Tools (I may be looking to purchase one in the near future). I'd like the ability to control mixing in pro tools using faders instead ...
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Add new playlist to selected tracks

In Pro Tools, I can add a new playlist to a single track using the track's Playlist menu: And if I hold down option it will create a new playlist for all tracks in the session. How do I create a new ...
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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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Better Options than M-Audio Keystudio

I have been a musician for years and decided a few months ago to record some music at home. I got the M-Audio Keystudio that came with ProTools SE because it was cheap and I wanted to make sure I was ...
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Switch to playlist view from D-Command

In Pro Tools: I know how to switch a track to volume, pan, mute, and waveform views, but how do I get to playlist view from the D-Command?
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Pro Tools 9, Should I go for it?

Hello I'm a student at the moment so moneys a bit tight. I'm currently running Pro tools 7.4 with a M-Box. I was wondering what peoples experience with Pro tools 9 is and whether it's worth spending ...
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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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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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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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PT9 & Complete Production Upgrade Questions

First order of business: I have Pro Tools LE 7.4 and DV Toolkit 2 From what I understand I can upgrade LE to PT9 for $250 I can also upgrade my DV Toolkit to Complete Production Toolkit for $300 ...
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Weird artifact in Pro Tools:Sound regions playing back as noise. Any clue?

I sound design using a large bank of SFX that I continue to add to and manage in Soundminer. I know these sounds very well. I tag the sounds into Pro Tools when designing in my time-line from ...
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Pro Tools and sound design

What are the basic functions one should know in pro tools when dealing with sound for a film? Is elastic audio used a lot, or signal generator...... there are so many things to use. What is the most ...
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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 ...