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Pro Tools 9 LE automation gets erased

I have a troubleshooting question. I've been automating a 14 minute film with downward expansion and for some reason, the automation gets erased. Anyone know why? I go before a section turn it to ...
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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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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 swapping shortcut keys around!

I keep having this annoying Pro Tools bug; the next start end key (") keeps swapping shortcuts with the tab key, so instead of heading to the next region when I hit it, it changes the edit mode! ...
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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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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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Pro Tools M-Powered and syncing to video

I'm starting to get professional jobs for my sound design services and I only have Pro Tools 8 M-Powered. What would be the best way to work with the video editor since I cannot import OMF files. ...
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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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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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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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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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Best way to bounce down using Pro Tools?

Hello I have been syncing a trailer today and things are sounding good but none of the sounds reach 0db on the master fader. Is is best to compress each audio track or each clip? Or do I normalize ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Anyone found any suitable solutions to mp4 problems in Pro Tools 9?

I've just bought my first Mac (Snow Leopard) and installed Pro Tools 9. I have imported a mp4 video, the sound works but the video doesn't appear. I have done some research and it seems .mp4 and ....
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How does one setup a simple ducker in ProTools?

This seems like a simple thing to do, but for some reason no one's been able to give me a clear answer at all. If I'm working with one stereo full mix track and one vocal track, how can I get the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gradual pitch correction

I'm involved with recording a lot of a capella choir performances, and it's not uncommon for the group to drop 1/2 to a full step through the course of a song. I was hoping with Pro Tools' elastic ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Removing unused audio from ProTools (or not..)

Morning, In 8.0.3 (and as far as I can see it wasn't a bug fix with 8.0.4) when I try to remove all unused audio there are lots, sometimes hundreds / thousands of files that remain. I'm definitely ...
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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 ...