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Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 112

Russ, Mike & James bring you another bumper show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • Jeffrey Lober - We sound like The Young Ones to his American ears
  • Sid Naghdi Known to us as El Sidius following our example and setting up Drumbank for the drum programming and virtue drumming community.
  • Grant Hall - Update to the old Mac Pro to New Mac Pro comparison story.
  • Tony Molica - Confession to buying too much gear and a resolution to learn to use what he has first.
  • Steve Nolte Thank you for all you do.
  • Kris Lawrenson - Can I download your videos?

Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea   

  • Why do I get AAE Error -6101 intermittently on small and large sessions?
  • Which plug-ins should I use when mixing vocals On - From Groove 3 Mixing with Free Plug-ins or Mix School 101
  • How do I prove to Avid that I am eligible for the Student version of Pro Tools - PTE FAQ page
  • Is it possible to feed the sends post inserts on tracks?
  • Problems with Faders move between recording and mixing in Pro Tools. What’s happening?
  • Can I put my Pro tools 10 license that  came with Pro Tools 10 onto a 1st generation iLok?
  • Why do I get AAE Error -6101 intermittently on small and large sessions?
  • Which plug-ins should I use when mixing vocals Mixing with Free Plug-ins Mix School 101?
  • How do I prove to Avid that I am eligible for the Student version of Pro Tools?
  • Is it possible to feed the sends post inserts on tracks?
  • Problems with Faders move between recording and mixing in Pro Tools. What’s happening?
  • How can I get the click to be included in offline stem mixes?
  • Can I put my Pro Tools 10 license that  came with Pro Tools 10 onto a 1st generation iLok  

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A Personal View On Avid Everywhere From Ceri Thomas

Community member, Ceri Thomas is at the Avid event in Las Vegas and we asked him to give us his view of today’s announcements…

Launched this morning at Avid’s Connect event in Las Vegas, Avid Everywhere is Avid’s new vision for how media is generated, transferred and consumed across audio, video and broadcast. The platform is founded around the MediaCentral platform which provides a suite of services and APIs that are ties together the Avid suite of media generators and third party applications and tools. 

Avid Everywhere MediaCentral Connectivity Tool

The foundation tools in particular the Connectivity Tool are to be made freely available to consumers and competitors of Avid to tie together their services and solutions into the MediaCentral platform. This in turn will also tie together the existing Avid tools and make them more ‘thin-client’ tools than they previously have been. The existing tools have been fat clients with their own methods to translate and distribute external media sources and products, eg AAF translation into Pro Tools from outside sources. The connectivity tool, it seems, will split this out and unify the experience to enable tighter integration between Avid’s and third party tools. 

Pro Tools Goes To The Cloud With MediaCentral

In addition to the MediaCentral platform and their associated tools, Pro Tools is gaining Cloud functionality. This functionality is similar to the Rocket Networks system that tried to enable remote collaboration with Pro Tools in the 90’s and also with the functionality in Nuendo to update tracks offline and promote changes to the timeline in real time.

Avid Everywhere Marketplace

The more intriguing part of the cloud services for me was the public and private marketplaces that Avid have implemented within the ecosystem. To focus on the public marketplace, essentially they are providing the ability for artists to publish either finished products or elements for anyone, video editors, audio editors, composers etc to grab that material and use them in their products. The licensing, payment and distribution functionality and support is provided by Avid’s MediaCentral system. It’s essentially a combination of SoundCloud and iTunes with YouSendIt or Gobbler. From a sound editing point of view you could create a sound effect that you could then make available for others to use, sound libraries could be built or distributed via the public marketplace for example. Similarly the private marketplace is being designed for collaboration and distribution between individuals.

Avid Everywhere Marketplace Monetisation

This is a developing product concept and certainly there will be a lot of features and concepts that will change dramatically. It is certainly intriguing and I am reserving judgement on it until I’ve had a chance to play with it further but Avid has taken the initiative to try and change the way that our industries think about content generation and monetization. I’m looking forward to seeing more over this weekend and during NAB next week.

What are your views?  We are especially interested in hearing from you if you are in Las Vegas for the Avid Event, let us know what you think…

Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 110

Russ, Mike, Neil & James bring you another bumper show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • Dave Wraight - Where has the Pro tools Expert iPhone app gone?
  • Big Breezie - Can you do a video to show how to create the Kate Perry sound?
  • Alan Fluker - Can we do a list of computers that work with Pro Tools 11?
  • Glenn Skinner - I am upgrading to PT11, what do you think about the Waves upgrade plans?

Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea 

  • How does Kenny Gioia do his Zoom trick on his videos?
  • Can I use Pro Tools without plugging in my Mbox Pro 3?
  • Can I route the standalone Maschine to my HD Native and Omni interface?
  •  Where are plug-ins favourites stored so I can back them up?
  • When syncing Logic & Pro Tools, can I hit Stop in Logic?
  • Problems with Windows XP, Pro Tools 7.1 & a TPkd driver.
  • How can I sync my Boss DR-880 and Pro Tools 10?

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Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 109

Russ, Mike, Neil & James bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • Andy Lindley - Where have the Structure Sound Libraries gone?
  • Eyal Grossfeld - Clip Gain shortcut tip
  • Ryan Okuly - New versions of Steven Slate  VTM Beta out.
  • Victor Sanders - Can we do an Omnisphere video review please?
  • Mick Ritchie - Recommends MIDI Patchbay to  remap drums  

Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea 

  • With graphical stuttering with Pro Tools, the cursor doesn’t run smoothly, whats the issue?
  • Problems with a Pro Tools Installer, what can I do?
  • Problems with sound not coming out with Pro Tools but System sounds are OK.
  • Problems with iZotope RX modified file and Unique File IDs in Pro Tools
  • Problems with Waves Meta Filter crashing Pro Tools. Would should I do?
  • Problems with Buffer size with an Line 6 Pod Farm with Windows 7 on an polder computer.
  • Problems with monitor mixes with a Focusrite 18i20 interface
  • Is there a good Roland TB-303 plug-in for Pro Tools
  • Whats the latest version of Pro tools that will run with a DIGI 001?
  • Are there ways to automate and access AudioSuite plug-ins with the Artist Control?

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Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 108

Russ, Mike, Neil & James bring you a huge extra long show with 50% extra free of charge of talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • John Mackniskas - Sonnox Community Award winner - Thank you
  • Owen Swanson-Low - tip to listen to our podcasts at faster than real time.
  • Tony Molica - Two nations divided by a common language.

Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea 

  • How can I get a Roland HD3 v-drums e-kit to work with Pro Tools with VIs?
  • Is it possible to use the same iLok on two PCs?
  • Why does Strike 2 crash Pro Tools 10 when I move the instrument channel fader on my Axiom 49?
  • How can I best provide a video producer a 48k mix from my 44.1/24 session? 
  • How can I migrate all my info, files etc from my old iMac onto a new system?

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The Future Of Control Surfaces? A Touch Screen With Actual Touch

Fujitsu have announced the development of a prototype tablet with a touchscreen that conveys a sense of slipperiness or roughness depending on the image being displayed using a new haptic, or tactile, sensory technology which they have developed.

How does haptic technology work?

Inducing an ultrasonic vibration on the surface of the touchscreen display creates a high-pressure layer of air between the screen’s surface and one’s fingertip, which has the effect of reducing friction, creating a floating effect. Taking advantage of this phenomenon makes it possible to create a slippery sensation on a touchscreen display that had been previously difficult to achieve. While vibrations in the ultrasonic band require a significant amount of energy, Fujitsu has developed a technology that induces vibrations efficiently at mobile device sizes, and successfully produced a prototype that creates these tactile sensations.

By rapidly cycling between high and low friction in response to touch information on the panel and the screen’s display information, this technology can generate a tactile illusion that the screen is bumpy or rough. The combination of tactile information, visual information from the display, and audio information from the speakers enriches the user experience.

A DJ Controller demo as proof of concept

At the Mobile World Congress recently they showed a tablet as a DJ Controller that mimics the sensation of moving a CD placed on a mixing deck, as well as using volume and other controls that feel as if they are sticking out. Other demos showed plucking strings on a harp and opening a safe. 

One person that tried it said….

The DJ demo was pretty cool, too, mimicking the feel of a scratching record as I spun it around a turntable.

Another user when they tried the safe demo said…

Testing the dial lock we noticed one issue with the haptic display – it only works if you interact with it using one finger. Trying to physically grab the digital lock with two fingers – like you would in real life – the display only reacted to our index finger. 

They then went on to try the strings demo…

We were also impressed with the string demo, and the screen reacted and responded differently to each input we attempted. For example, forcefully plucking one of the digital strings the screen’s feedback was sharper and more forceful than when we smoothly stroked our finger over it.

So it clearly has some merit and some limitations. However we need to remember it is a proof of concept prototype, they aren’t expecting to have real products until some time in 2015. But it could be a solution for those people who don’t like using touchscreen based control surfaces because you can’t feel what you are getting hold of.

Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 107

Russ, Mike, Neil & James bring you another packed show of talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • José Luis Carrasco Thank you and how can I register your site in Spanish?
  • J Daniel Christiansen - My browser says you site is infected, what is happening?
  • John Mackniskas - Thanks for a great service and featuring my Ikea Bookshelves. We have awarded John the Sonnox Community Award for his brilliant idea for converting Ikea Bookshelves into acoustic treatment. Congratulations John.
  • Paul Maunder - Can you do a video on how and why to use undimmed stems in post workflows in Pro Tools.
  • Alan Hardiman - He has done some experiments on power demand for Pro Tools to help choose an appropriate UPS.
  • Larry Burger - Has let us know that the v1.3 beta of Focusrite’s Rednet software is working well.
  • D F Tweedie - Podcast Archive is in the wrong order, it should be in reverse date order.
  • Richard Weatherley - How can  get some of your Structure libraries to work in Structure 2?

Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea 

  • Problems splitting tracks into frequency bands.
  • Problems with Pro Tools 7 LE on Mac OS 10.8.5
  • Problems with static and clicks with an Mbox3 with an iMac and Mountain Lion.
  • How can render out multiple instances of Xpand in Pro Tools.

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Loudness - The Problems With R128 - An Alternative View

Loudness is an issue I have been going on about for a couple of years not as I believe it will bring real benefits to the consumer. It would be great not to have to dive for the remote every time the ads or other audio between programmes comes on. Recently I covered it in my piece about the Sound Matters series that are being held round the UK and we discussed it some more towards the end of Podcast 106.

Jake Knott describes himself is a Manchester based television sound supervisor, recordist, boom operator and gram op with 29 years of broadcast experience. He builds shows, mixes them as loud as you want them, and makes things work. Jake is no armchair expert, he has been been doing the right thing and trying to mix the programmes he works on, to the new standards and finding it hard. He has just posted a comment piece on his blog and with his permission we post it here too, over to you Jake…

The Problems With R128

First off, a statement: I have no problem with the principle of mixing to a constant loudness, because it’s how I was trained at Evesham 30 years ago and it’s how I’ve mixed shows for 20 years. The idea is not new, but in recent years due to lack of training it’s fallen out of practice and people have become slaves to the PPM without using their ears,

Second statement: I do not consider myself to be the greatest mixer in the world. I could be wrong about all this. But I DO mix 10+ hours of network TV every week, and I have lots of chances to measure and experiment. There are some major problems I have found, and nobody has yet been able to answer them; there are many “Heads of Technology” who are quoting me chapter and verse on R128, but few craft mixers who have actually done it.

I’ll start on the small bits and then work up.

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10 Plug-ins & Tools I Reach For In Post Production Work

I don’t know if it is just me but most of the plug-ins I go for in a post workflow are for corrective work rather than for creative use and this is reflected in my list.

10 Plug-ins & Tools I Reach For In Post Production Work - iZotope RX3 Advanced

RX2 and now RX3 are tools I go to every day to resolve problems with audio. If you haven’t looked at RX3 Adavnced yet then I do commend it very highly. I have been able to save the lives, projects and money of many of my clients with this suite of tools. The new modules in Advanced like De-reverb and especially the Dialog De-noiser are quick and easy to use and work really well too.  If you do have RX3 or RX3 Advanced and you aren’t sure if you are getting the most out of it then my video tutorial series  from Groove 3 - RX3 Explained is 4.5 hours of video tutorials looking at each part of RX3 and RX3 Advanced.

10 Plug-ins & Tools I Reach For In Post Production Work - Exponential Audio Phoenixverb and R2 Reverbs

Ever since I cam across these they have become my firm favourites. I thought I would prefer the more neutral sounding Phoenixverb but in practice I find myself using R2 more. Check my video above, from a while back, where I demonstarte these gresat reverb plug-ins. Exponential have recently changed the GUI on both reverbs and if you work in surround then there are surrond versions of them both too.

10 Plug-ins & Tools I Reach For In Post Production Work - Avid EQ III

Yes I know there are loads of EQ plug-ins including the Maag EQ4 but for me the Avid EQ III is a very versatile tool that has all the options I need especially for corrective work which is what I end up doing mostly with EQ. Again it is quick and easy to use to get the results I need.

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Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 106

Russ, Mike & James bring you another packed show of talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • D F Tweedie - Problems with the Pro Tools Expert’s Android App.
  • David Stockden - Thanks for a great show and good to meet Jivey at The Guitar Show
  • Flavio Buonerba Thanks for all you do and you have inspired me to start my own blog 
  • Ken Burk - Thanks for the stormtrooper iLok and a tip about fixed price repair from Apple
  • Chris Linder - Are you coming to Muiskmesse? 

Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea 

  • Maschine 2.0 now won’t see my Abbey Road Libraries, what should I do?
  • Just installed Pro Tools 10 on a PC. Pro tools won’t run reports it can’t find the hardware, what should I do?
  • Which Mbox should I get for am iMac with 10.7.5?
  • What options do I have to upgrade Pro Tools Express to Pro Tools 10 or 11?
  • Do I need hardware to run Pro Tools and would a Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 interface work with Pro Tools.
  • James, what is your chain when you record guitars for your videos?
  • How can connect a Durrough 40A level meter to Pro Tools with a Control 24?

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Some Of The Biggest Losses At Avid Are Not Shown On The Balance Sheet

Some of the Pro Tools community may think we’ve been quiet regarding the recent delisting of Avid from NASDAQ in the last couple of days.

The first reason is, that like 99.9% of the people commenting on this story on various forums and social media, we haven’t got a clue what it really means in terms of the legal, corporate and financial issues. We could have run a story an hour after the story broke, it would have put several thousand extra visits on our site numbers, but it wouldn’t have not really added anything meaningful to the story.

Secondly, our first job as a blog is to help inspire creativity, we don’t want to distract the incredibly creative people who use Pro Tools from getting on with being creative. As creatives there is little we can do about this situation, for the time being the best we can do is keep doing what we do best - be creative.

However, whilst we don’t have much of a clue about the world of Wall Street, we do know there are some equally real losses that are not found on the balance sheet.

The first loss is the hemorrhaging of talent from Avid over the last few years - some got the 30 minutes to pack your desk into a box treatment and others made the move to greener pastures. However those talented and committed people left Avid, the company is a shadow of its former self. The staff losses are across the board, from sales, marketing, developers, product managers, support, in fact the list is endless - many of them are friends, who thankfully have found new work and nearly all of them are thriving and happy.

Whenever a company looses talent the cost of dealing with the loss, in terms of additional pressure and work for those that remain is great. Avid are a technology company and the last thing they need is a brain drain. One of the greatest miracles in the last few years is that Avid have been able to deliver outstanding products like Pro Tools 11 and the Avid S6 control surface, but whichever way anyone wants to spin it, in terms of staff, Avid is a shadow of its former self.

The second loss is the huge distractions the whole stock price and delisting stories add to an already pressurised company and those left on staff. If you think that being a customer brings uncertainty then just imagine being an employee. The grass roots employees have to continue doing their jobs with this stuff hanging over them, I know many of them and they are being absolute professionals and heroes - of course they get briefings from their managers about these issues, but even those with the toughest skins or the eternal optimists will no doubt be shaken by this ongoing uncertainty, even if they tell you otherwise. It will soon be Messe 2014 and during Messe 2013 meeting Avid staff after the change of leadership was like meeting people who had just glimpsed the Ark of the Covenant, their resolve was unshakeable and their hope renewed. 

The role of leadership is two-fold, to cast vision and inspire confidence, both to your team and to the world, or to put it another way to inspire faith.

An equally real loss for Avid are those who have their faith shaken each time another part of this story unfolds, no amount of inspiring talks or press statements can fix this.

In the coming weeks Avid will be revealing their Avid Everywhere vision, we’ve been told it is something very special, it may be wise to wait to wait until then to make a judgement on the future of Avid.

There’s a proverb that says ‘hope deferred makes the heart sick’. In the final analysis, just as with Wall Street, the only thing that restores faith is results.

Russ Hughes and Mike Thornton

Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 105

Russ, Mike, Neil & James bring you another packed show of talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • Alan Watson - tip on using tape emulator plug-ins
  • Sonnox respond question in Podcast 104
  • Liz Scott - Thank you for my Audient iD 22 prize
  • Carten Groa - great video on recreating Sargent Pepper album on You Tube 
  • Mark Holloway - Thanks for the support of Steve Duda and Xfer Records
  • Tim Hudson - Help on integrating outboard hardware with Pro Tools 11 native
  • William Johnson - possible issue with entering the BFD prize draw
  • Jack Priode - help with I/O setup window in Pro Tools

Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea 

  • How to resolve Pro Tools taking a long time to boot
  • Issues with delay compensation and T-Racks 3
  • Can you install Pro Tools on a Mac and a PC at the same time?
  • Are PCIe flash storage drives or Apple Fusion Drives good with Pro Tools?
  • Issues with a Rain PC computer and an Akai max 25 midi controller
  • How to the clocks in the lower cost interfaces compare toy high end high quality external clock units

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Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 104

Russ, Mike, Neil & James bring you another packed show of talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • Robert Parr - Thank you for the concepts that you share.
  • Ben Rubin - Shortcuts on the Close session dialog box
  • Michael Svensson - Thanks for the birthday present and more post & surround videos please
  • John Nelson - Can we have templates to go with videos please.

Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea 

  • Problems with an Arturia MiniLab Controller on a new laptop
  • What is the Magic ID? Mike’s Sound on Sound article
  • Problems with Sonnox Dynamics not having a Native equivalent when offline bouncing
  • How can I share processing power across computers?
  • Problems with VST Lord
  • What is the best way to report bugs in Pro Tools? Avid Pro Tools IdeaScale

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Should Media Composer And Pro Tools Converge?

Russ’ recent article 5 Basic Features Pro Tools Continues To Lack proved popular with the community with people offering lots of alternative basic features they think Pro Tools should have. For anyone who hasn’t visited the Ideascale you really should as Avid are interested in hearing the views of the users, of course that doesn’t mean that everything which is popular on ideascale will make it into the next release of Pro Tools, far from it. It would be a terrible mistake for Avid to attempt to meet every user feature request, even if they could. There is an old saying “a camel is a horse designed by committee”. Consistency and simplicity are essential in any product, Apple have made an unimaginable fortune by doing exactly that.

Inevitably there are feature requests I agree and disagree with but I often find myself wondering at the requests which say something along the lines of “make feature X from Logic/Ableton/Reason/Reaper available in Pro Tools”. If you want to use another DAW then use another DAW but respect the differences and treat them as a strength rather than a deficiency. I love Pro Tools, I’m good at Pro Tools but the last thing I want is to turn all other DAWs into Pro Tools - What would be the point of that?

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Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 103

Russ, Mike, Neil & James bring you another packed show of talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • Brian Russ - Hardware Insert delay update
  • Ted Stockwell - Will Slate give AAX DSP support as promised?
  • John Zagmester - Can you cover song arrangement techniques in your videos please? Groove 3 Mix School 101

Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea 

  • Trouble getting my MIDI keyboard to work with my new Mbox3 and Pro Tools Express
  • UVI Workstation not showing up in Pro Tools Express 
  • What are the free plug-ins included in Pro Tools 11 and what Waves plug-ins would you recommend? Avid Pro Tools Information
  • Advice on how to price composing music for clients

Create Studio Sound Panels & Gobos Using IKEA Bookcases and Ikea’s furniture for the studio

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5 Tips From Rich Tozzoli On Composing For TV

Rich Tozzoli has worked with such artists as Al DiMeola, Ace Frehley, Hall & Oates and David Bowie. He has composed for the likes of NBC Olympics, NFL, NHL and Deepak Chopra/Oprah Winfrey, and can be heard nightly on History Channel, Discovery Networks, Nickelodeon and all A&E networks.  Over to Rich….

Composing for TV is creative, challenging and always fun. But you have to be able to work fast, think on your feet, and have full control over your DAW. I think of Pro Tools as an essential instrument that helps me translate what’s in my mind to what comes out of the speakers during a broadcast.

  1. In The Box - I happen to write for a variety of different shows, so each day (and sometimes each hour) has its own direction. That’s why it’s so essential to work with a fully automated setup, and for me, that composing, editing and mixing completely in the box. That way, I can recall the entire session, including video, at a moments notice with no worries.

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Avid Still Have Serious Problems With Video In Pro Tools 11

More recently I have only being doing the occasional project with video and so I haven’t been personally aware how much trouble my audio post colleagues have been having with video playback and Pro Tools 11. However last week it came and but me at an awkward moment.

My client’s client had come up to Manchester from London specifically to sign off on a final mix for a cartoon project. The night before my client send me the revised video file and seeing it was a .mov video, thought had would be OK in Pro Tools and imported it onto the timeline, reconformed the session to the new video ready for the session in the morning.

However within the first 2 minutes of the session playing the video to the client’s client, I was getting freezing. It would play for a bit and then freeze - very embarrassing. So whilst continuing to discuss the changes and revised style brief with the client and their client I dropped out of Pro Tools, opening up MPEG Streamclip, saw that the .mov was actually an H264 video, so transcoded it to Avid DNxHD and imported that into the session. It was a long 6 minutes or so, but that fixed it for me and the session and the video were rock solid, scrubbing was excellent all be it I am displaying the video in a window on my desktop even though the video file size had jumped up from 105MB to 15GB.

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Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode102

Russ, Mike, Neil & James bring you another packed show of talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • What’s the difference between HD Native and HDX FAQ - What is Pro Tools  
  • Problems with repeating loops drifting off the grid, what is the fix?
  • What is the best use of an SSD drive with Pro Tools?
  • How can I use Pro Tools 10 with an Mbox with OS X Mavericks?
  • Problems with M-Audio Keystation Pro 88 MIDI Controller with Pro Tools 10 or 11.
  • How do I remap a PC keyboard to work like a Mac keyboard for a Mac user using Pro Tools on a PC? Auto Hot Key 
  • Can I use Pro Tools for recording and editing classical music?
  • I have a LA 610 hardware unit & the UA plug-in, can I seek the hardware unit?
  • Is there an iPad app to control cue mixes for artists Neyrinck V-Control Pro
  • I want to upgrade from Pro Tools 8LE to Pro Tools 10 not 11. How can I do this?
  • Is there a replacement for Auto Time Adjuster for Pro Tools 11 to set the offset for using hardware and non Avid interfaces?

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Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode January Question Special

Mike & James bring you a Questions Special recorded whilst the rest of the team were in NAMM. Do check out our NAMM Special podcast too.  It this show we cover the usual talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • How do I  stop remixing the complete programs when the picture edit changes?
  • Problems with time stamps after using Cut Time & Move Song Markers
  • Will there be an upgrade path from Mbox Pro to an Omni & Thunderbolt?
  • Mbox is no longer available in Pro Tools. How can I get it back?
  • Moved AIR Instrument Expansion Pack files to external drive but the plug-ins still cannot see them.
  • Advice on choosing an HD Omni or Apollo interface
  • Will Pro Tools 8.0.4LE run on OSX 10.7 or 1.8 or what version of of PT will work with OSX Mavericks
  • How can I convert  MIDI to Audio with Pro Tools M powered v9 and Xpand?
  • Having installed PT11.1HD most plug-ins have disappeared including Waves. How do I get them back?
  • What’s the best configuration of a new Mac Pro for Pro Tools? - Russ’s article on Mac Pro options.
  • Can I collaborate with Pro Tools SE on a Mac and Pro Tools 10HD on Windows
  • Advice on what computer system to chose with the new Mac Pro out 
  • Would you like to win an Audient iD22 - Why do you like what we do at Pro Tools Expert
  • Pro Tools Expert Community Award

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Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 101 NAMM Special

In this NAMM special sponsored by RSPE, Triad Orbit and ProToolsUsers.org, Russ is joined by a panel of industry giants for a very special podcast show recorded in front of a live audience at NAMM 2014.

The panel is made up of Colin McDowell, Cliff Maag Sr., Tom Graham, and Gary Lux.

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  • What motivates you to do what you do?
  • What advice would you give someone that wants to get into the recording industry? 
  • Is there one piece of recording gear that has stood out during your recording career?
  • Commit your EQ, compression, etc. first, or record clean and fix it later?
  • Are control surfaces just for some people or will all mixing consoles be replaced one day?
  • Where do you see this industry going in the next 10 years?

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