Community Tip - Winner - How To Set Pro Tools To CD Frames

With the support of iLok, more tips & tricks from the community. This one came in after we had recorded the holiday sessions podcasts and so we haven’t been able to include it in a podcast but it is an excellent tip from James Drake….

For those mastering for CD. If you want a grid in Pro Tools to equal one CD Frame, so you can snap region boundaries or zero crossings to the edge of a CD Frame. One CD Frame is 1/75 second, or 588 samples (at 44.1kHz). Make your project tempo 281.25, with resolution: crotchet. Set grid to Bars:Beats, 1/64 note. Now each grid boundary will be exactly 588 samples, one CD Frame.

James, please get in touch with your snail mail address and we will send you a white stormtropper iLok courtesy of iLok.

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