Here is another question from a community member, this time from Martin Klebahn who wants some advice on how to keep a log of notes from a producer during a session. Martin asks...
During a recording session with Pro Tools either for a classical music recording or voice over session, I would like to have a log of the notes from the producer between the takes.
My solution so far has been to run I've running Audacity as a second recording application with selected channels routed from Pro Tools via Source-Nexus to Audacity. Although this setup is working it does have 2 disadvantages:
- I am wasting a lot of storage space because Audacity is recording everything.
- The "Log" recording is not organized. It's just one, long file at the end.
What I need is a second audio recorder which automatically starts recording when Pro Tools is stopped and stops when Pro Tools is playing or recording.
At the end of the day I'd like to have sets of corresponding audio files. One set has all actual takes and the other set has all comments between the takes. Both should be numbered like Pro Tools does so I can keep track of everything. Can you advise on how this could be realized with my equipment? I have a MacBook Pro, Pro Tools 12, DIgi 002, Artist Control, and iPad Pro.
So there you have it, does anyone have ideas to help Martin? Nothing comes to my mind other than there is a device that lights a red light when Pro Tools is in record. Could one use that to control a Notes recorder. Or is there a completely different solution? How do others keep a log of producer notes, pen and paper, a text document, an audio dictation machine? Please to share your suggestions and experiences and lets see if together we can find a solution for Martin.