We regularly get asked these types of questions with people wanting to know if a particular version of Pro Tools will work with a particular version of the Mac or Windows operating systems and also whether it will work on their particular computer. This article is designed to be a resource to help you access the comprehensive information already provided by Avid but not always the easier to find on their site.
In the Pro Tools Expert Podcast 279 community member Alex Reverberi wrote in to share his experiences with some Pro Tools subscription issues he was having...
If you get the "Pro Tools is trying to install a new helper tool. Enter your password to allow this" message then here is how you fix it.
Following on from The opinion piece that Russ wrote asking One Pro Tools To Rule Them All - Is It Time For Avid To Do This? it would be a great idea, but maybe the merger of all the features into one version of Pro Tools would be a bridge too far in terms of pricing and revenue? So perhaps the solution is In-App Purchases using the Avid Marketplace to enable users to cherry-pick the features and are relevant to them?
Halo Downmix has been designed by the team at Nugen Audio for downmixing of feature-film or 5.1 mixes to stereo, with controls for relative levels, timing, and direct vs. ambient sound balance allow fine-tuning, delivering downmixes that are no longer limited by typical in-the-box coefficients-based processes. We have an exclusive review of this brand new take on a downmix plug-in.
In Podcast 258, we addressed a question from community member Garrett Miller about CPU Spikes And Errors In Pro Tools. As a result community member Laurence Teixeira has been in touch to tell us about his experiences which shed some light on this issue.
The thorny issue of the Pro Tools Native 32 channel I/O limit in Pro Tools has been around for a while but has become a 'live' issue again with Avid releasing Pro Tools 12.6 HD standalone software. So in this edition of Pro Tools 12.6 FAQs we look at what options there are to have more than 32 channels of I/O with current Pro Tools systems.
We have received a number of questions on the issue of a DigiLink license and whether one will be needed and whether it will need to be bought for $299 or not. So in the first of a series of FAQs on Pro Tools 12.6 we are going to look at when you will need a DigiLink license or if you will need to pay $299 for it.
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.
Thanks to community member Slau Halatyn for letting us know that Avid will be receiving the 2016 Access Award by The American Foundation For The Blind. Many of you out there may not be aware that Avid work very closely with blind users to ensure that Pro Tools is accessible to the blind through the built in screen reader app VoiceOver in Mac OS X.
In this video James is once again joined by Rich from Create Pro for a feature length video on how to reinstall your Mac OS from scratch to achieve the coveted "clean system install".
Some of the new Pro Tools plans come with Avid support plans. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the system you own and the amount you pay. Russ took advantage of his plan and shares his experience.
SK Cooperativa already produce a range of boutique hardware and software plug-ins under the name Sknote. They want to extend their range into the AAX DSP market and have set up a Kickstarter fund to support this. Initially they are looking to set up the AAX-DSP hardware system and port over the first 5 products.
For those either yet to install or yet to get Pro Tools 11.3.2 in their accounts here is a full list of issues Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, say are resolved in Pro Tools 11.3.2
Did you know, recent research has shown that your keyboard can contain more bacteria than a toilet seat according to a 'Which Survey'.