Dan, Alan & Peter chat through issues and highlights from the week's news as well as the usual Pro Tools tips, tricks and community questions answered.
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- Warning - Essential Features Missing From Pro Tools | First v12.8 After Recent Update
- Do You Encounter Problems Opening Old Pro Tools Sessions?
- If You Are Out Of Creative Inspiration, Then You May Need To Kill The Cat
- Win one of three copies of TrainYourEars EQ Edition 2 - Frequency ear training software for Mac & Windows.
Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions
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- Ross Newbauer asks if anyone has come across an interesting "favourited plug-in" fluke that happens in Pro Tools 12.4.
- Justin Arey shares his thoughts on IK Multimedia's Lurssen Mastering Console plug-in.
This Week’s Featured Pro Tools Expert Interview
This week's Pro Tools Expert featured interview is James' interview with Guy Wilson from AKA Designs. Guy share the story behind AKA Designs while talking about the types of studio furniture and studio designs AKA Designs are best known for.
Questions From The Community
George Fotis wants to know if he can get his Digi 002 working with Sonar on an AMD quad core system,16GB of RAM, Windows 8.1 system with Pro Tools 8LE.
Pro Tools Expert Community - Are you experiencing any problems in your Pro Tools studios? Are these issues with your hardware or software? Don't forget the Pro Tools Expert Team are happy to help you resolve your studio problems. Forward your questions to us through our Contact Page. Be specific, tell us as much information as you can about your studios such as your computer, your operating system, the version of Pro Tools you use - but also let us know what you’ve already done to try to fix these issues in your Pro Tools studios. We look forward to hearing from you and helping where we can.
Source Connect Now
As you may know, we are spread out around the UK & Europe when we record the podcast. In the past, we have used a variety of internet based solutions so we could hear each other. We have settled on Source Connect Now which gives us ISDN equivalent quality audio using a Chrome browser, no software to install. You can get a free account from Source Elements.
Find Of The Week
- Peter: A physical shop that sells kit (audio video) - Peter has bought online for years and found that he really enjoyed being back in a well-stocked store with knowledgeable staff - use them or lose them!
- Alan: Dolby Atmos Media Production Suite and Dolby VR - 3D sound is definitely the future!
- Dan: Tegeler Audio Manufakture Sckwerkraft Maschine. It's arrived, we're one of the first to have a demo unit. Review to follow.