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help synthesizing cicadas

https://soundcloud.com/eduardopolitzer/cigarra-premix Hi audio-people I've been trying to create from scratch some cicada sounds, maybe someone here can help me in this crazy idea. the link above ...
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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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Euphonix/Avid Artist Control V2: Is it as good as it looks?

Hi everyone, I've been looking around for a better Protools-controller. A few years ago I bought a Novation controller, but I didn't know that the faders would become more important than the knobs. ...
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Problem with duy z-room reverb in pro tools 10

Hey guys, I've just moved to PT10 on macbook pro, mountain lion and I have a problem with this plugin. Always when I run pt this plugin gets an error during initial start up, message box pops out ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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FireWire on MacBook Air - Help!

I've got an M-Audio FireWire Solo and just bought a new Macbook Air so I could run Pro Tools. Didn't think to notice whether the Air would have a Firewire port (it does not). So now I've got a brand ...
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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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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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Protools 10 what is a 32-bit floating point about?

Today I started a course on protools 10, there are a few things I just can't get my head around. What exactly is a 32 bit floating point? I understand there are 6 Db between each bit (i.e 16 bit= ...
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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 ...