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We’ve been asked by some members of the Pro Tools community to run a poll to see what the upgrade plans of Pro Tools users are. As promised here it is, we think we’ve covered all the bases.
Has the recent Pro Tools licensing announcement had an impact on your future plans?
Has the new Pro Tools 11 discounting tempted you to invest?
You know the drill, vote away and leave your comments.
Russ shows how to use the QuickPunch feature in Pro Tools to fix recording mistakes.
In this Pro Tools video tutorial he shows how to do this using both a foot switch and also using markers to set an in and out point and also pre and post role.
This is perfect for those who need to fix audio mistakes but only have one pair of hands.
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Following a request from the community Russ does a full video tutorial on how to connect hardware in and out of Pro Tools. He looks at both the software set-up in Pro Tools and the hardware set-up.
This video tutorial also shows you how to account for any round trip latency that may be introduced depending on the hardware being used.
After watching this tutorial users should be able to use their favourite hardware in Pro Tools sessions.
You may have seen our recent video tutorial on creating custom keybaord shortcuts in Cubase 7.5 for those wanting Pro Tools keyboard shortcuts.
Community member Emilio Conesa has now provided his presets for users to import into Cubase as a free download.
Emilio is a pro session guitar player who has worked with artist such as Bobby Brown and The Whispers. He writes.
Hello Russ! Here’s a link to the key command xml file in my dropbox. Read the notes also. Anyone can have at it. Don’t forget to backup your previous commands in case.
I haven’t been able to use Pro Tools 11 due to show stopper bugs such as the delay compensation problem. It’s been a very disappointing experience. Emilio
You can download the Pro Tools keyboard shortcuts for Pro Tools presets file created by Emilio here
The last few weeks have seen more discontentment amongst Pro Tools users, some fuelled by the uncertainty created by the recent support upgrade announcement.
How confident are you about Avid’s future? How much has this affected your confidence in using Pro Tools long term? Do you still think you will still be using Pro Tools in 3 years time?
As ever please vote and leave your comments for discussion.
After many requests by the community Russ begins this new series of helping Pro Tools users interested in working with other DAWs. A poll on this site found that over 60% of people are using more than one DAW, in some cases three, this video will help those people jumping between Pro Tools and Cubase or considering the switch.
Keyboard shortcuts are the core to any effective workflow in any DAW. Many Pro Tools users have mastered these and have them ingrained into their memories making using any other DAW hard work.
Several DAWs offer the option to remap the shortcuts to custom settings.
In the first video in a series Russ shows how to remap Cubase 7.5 shortcuts to work just like Pro Tools. He shows that in a matter of minutes you can fly around Cubase as if you were using Pro Tools.
Those starting up Pro Tools 11 after a recent upgrade will have found that the splash screen on start-up has changed. Unlike earlier versions of Pro Tools, including early releases of the current version, the number has gone and been replaced with simply ‘Pro Tools Software.’
Some thought it was simply a case of Avid stating the bleeding obvious, but the reason is likely to be connected to the recent discussions around the way Avid push out Pro Tools updates in the future.
If you are waiting for a Pro Tools 12 grand announcement there is a high likelihood you ain’t going to see it, instead the numbers as product names are being dropped and you’ll simply be able to tell which version you are running in the lower right hand corner of the about screen.
In this free Pro Tools video tutorial Russ shows how to create a back-up of a Pro Tools session that is future proof and does not rely on proprietary software.
He shows how to use plug-ins so that presets are retained for use in other DAWs and also the creation of back-up stems in both clean and effected formats. All these things will ensure that you can open the Pro Tools session in any DAW and at any time in the future.
This video is useful for those both needing to work with other DAWs and for those wanting to create an archive that is future proof.
Caches are a key part of any computer system and effectively are temporary stores designed to retrieve data quickly. For example, browsers use them so you don’t have to keep downloading the same images again and again and caching appears in two places in Pro Tools disk caching in Pro Tols HD and Wave Caches for the waveforms in the clips.
In a recent survey by Pro Tools Expert many Pro Tools users said they used more than one DAW, some using multiple DAWs.
You may be thinking of moving to a new DAW but the very idea of having to learn a new DAW fills you with dread, not becuase you think other DAWs can’t cut it against Pro Tools, but because you’ve spent years working with Pro Tools and to move is almost the same as being asked to write with the other hand. Surveys suggest people get divorced more often than they move banks, we wonder if it’s the same for moving DAWs. In most cases it’s the pain in ass to move that stops people from making the leap to another DAW.
If you are a professional it is wise to consider having a plan B, the reason many businesses stick with Pro Tools is that they have built their entire business around it. With Avid’s current plans they hope to make you more reliant on an Avid ecosystem not less, Avid Everywhere is built on the premise of a proprietory one-stop solution for all your business needs. It’s not smart to be so reliant on one technology for your business, the recent events have shown that when things go wrong in the relationship many are left with a feeling of powerlessness.
With Avid’s current plans they hope to make you more reliant on an Avid ecosystem not less
So if you are considering moving to another DAW here are 5 things to consider.