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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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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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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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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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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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MacBook Pro and MBox2

I just upgraded from the new MacBook to the new MacBook Pro. I had a friend of mine install Pro Tools 8 HD and I'm trying to use this with my audio interface which is a mbox2, just like I was doing ...
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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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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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Does anyone ever use Dynamic Transport Mode in Pro Tools?

If you have never heard of this option and you use Pro Tools, please answer with that information because it answers my question. Why is it useful? What application does anyone use it for? I read ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...