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Pro Tools Expert Podcast 46

Russ, Mike, and Neil are here with another Pro Tools Expert podcast, the first of 2013. This week is another bumper question & answer edition… 

  • Pro Tools  11 Wish List
  • Tip recommendation from Mike Phirman
  • Update on iLok problems with Windows 7 & 8 and solution
  • What to replace old Mbox Pro with
  • Waves Element VI
  • Feedback on the questionnaire
  • Advice on a deep and muggy vocal.
  • NAMM  2013 thoughts
  • Advice on HD Native Thunderbolt and HD Omni
  • Reason 6.5 on Windows 7 laptop with PT M-Powered Video to help
  • Structure in Post
  • PT MP 9 & Windows 8, will it work?
  • Problems with Oxygen 61 keyboard
  • Interface options for Pro Tools SE

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Songwriting 10 - Making the Vocal Edits

In this series Russ lays himself bare and shows how a song is put together from scratch, including mistakes, how to fix them and how to take a song all the way to mix.
In this session - making the vocal edits

Songwriting 9 - Making the Edits

In this series Russ lays himself bare and shows how a song is put together from scratch, including mistakes, how to fix them and how to take a song all the way to mix.

In this session - making the Edits

Songwriting 8 - Tracking the Vocals

In this series Russ lays himself bare and shows how a song is put together from scratch, including mistakes, how to fix them and how to take a song all the way to mix.

In this session - tracking the vocals

PT8 Beta now Shipping for Windows 7 

The Windows 7 beta is now shipping for Pro Tools 8.

Avid is pleased to announce that the recently released 8.0.3 version of Pro Tools® software provides public beta* compatibility with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system for Pro Tools HD, LE, and M-Powered. Pro Tools M-Powered Essential is fully qualified with Windows 7. This public beta is provided as a convenience for Windows 7-based Pro Tools 8.0.3 users who may wish to begin their transition to Windows 7 before fully tested and qualified Windows 7 support for Pro Tools becomes available. Based on which device you are running, you may need to download and install additional drivers to complete your Windows 7 preview functionality. Please follow the instructions listed below.

More here

Confused? I Was! Pro Tools Updates

You may or may not be aware of the latest Pro Tools 8.03 update.

Or like me and many others you may have thought, I already know about the 8.03 update that is an interim for Snow Leopard users to try!

Not so! There is an 8.03pr and that was the original one, the new one is also called 8.03, but without the 'pr' on the end.

Even more interesting the splash screen shows the first signs of AVID Pro Tools!

Pro Tools 8.0.3 is a free update for all Pro Tools 8 owners. Version 8.0.3 supports the following operating systems:

  • Mac OS X 10.6.1 – 10.6.2 (Snow Leopard)
  • Mac OS X 10.5.5 – 10.5.8 (Leopard)
  • Windows XP (Home or Professional, 32-bit)
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (32-bit)
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (64-bit) – Pro Tools M-Powered Essential only
  • Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit) – Pro Tools M-Powered Essential only (Pro Tools HD, LE, and M-Powered can be used on Windows 7 as a public beta)

From the AVID site:

'Avid is excited to announce Pro Tools 8.0.3 software, a free update for all registered Pro Tools HD 8, Pro Tools LE 8, Pro Tools M-Powered 8, and Pro Tools M-Powered Essential 8 users. Get official Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard support, plus over 100 of your most requested software improvements and fixes. In addition, you can use Pro Tools 8.0.3 on Windows 7* as a public beta, or as a fully supported release with Pro Tools M-Powered Essential.'

The update includes updates for the entire AIR collection including Boom and Structure FREE.

More here

Digi Release Snow Leopard Update for Mac

Avid/Digidesign is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a prerelease version* of Pro Tools® software that provides expanded Mac OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard compatibility to Pro Tools 8.0 users. Pro Tools 8.0.3pr software is provided as a convenience for Mac-based Pro Tools 8.0.x users who may wish to begin their transition to Snow Leopard before a fully tested and qualified version of Pro Tools becomes available.

Pro Tools 8.0.3pr software is available as a download only and requires Mac OS X 10.6.x and an existing Pro Tools 8.0.x installation. Get it here

Will all plug-ins work on Snow Leopard, or should I expect a lengthy compatibility transition?
A: At the time of this writing we have found most plug-ins to work without problems except the following AIR instruments which exhibit a yellow user interface:

  • Hybrid
  • Strike
  • Structure
  • Transfuser
  • Velvet
If you encounter additional issues please let us know by providing your feedback here:

What Does PT8.01 Mean For AIR Users

The release of Pro Tools 8.01 is great news for AIR users with lots of fixes for both the RTAS plug-ins and virtual instruments. You'll see from the installer that the Creative Collection update is nearly 800 meg!

The list is quiet extensive and although I can't go into detail it should bring a better user experience of AIR gear across the board.

Even better the details show that AVID have not been sitting around waiting for the release of Snow Leopard as lots of work has taken place on AIR products to make them AIR compatible.

STICKY: Mbox Micro & Pro Tools 8 Prize Draw

Avid just keep giving, this month the wonderful guys over at Avid have donated a Mbox Micro USB interface complete with a copy of Pro Tools 8 LE and a pile of bundled instruments (value $279). This is great for those wanting to work on the move or for those wanting to upgrade to Pro Tools 8, either way it's a very cool prize draw. As usual a simple question needs to be answered then just fill in your details and sit back and wait for the email. This month's question is 'what is the maximum sample rate that the Mbox Micro can operate at?' What are you waiting for?

SORRY THIS DRAW IS NOW CLOSED PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON TO SEE IF YOUVE WON!

Remix Master Class - Adding Effects and Instruments


In this session Russ shows you how to add effects and instruments to take your remix from average to amazing!

Russ shows just how easy it is!

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