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Window Configurations for AudioSuite Presets

Always use the same settings in an AudioSuite plugin?  Recall it quickly by using a window configuration! 1. Open an audiosuite plugin and set it to your favorite setting. 2. In the “Window” menu choose new configuration. 3. Name it and note the number (or give it a number you like) 4. I prefer to un-check the “Include edit, mix… etc.” box so only the audiosuite plugin changes when the...

Delay Compensation Explained! (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1 we discussed the various setting and warning lights of delay compensation.  In part II let’s explore a few more track specific options you have when dealing with delay compensation.When an audio track is record armed, Pro Tools automatically turns OFF delay compensation for that track.  This is desired behavior if you are tracking something and need to monitor off that track with no latency.  There are some...

Delay Compensation Explained! (Part 1 of 2)

Now that Pro Tools 9 includes delay compensation as a standard feature (Finally!!!)  I am getting a lot of questions about it.  Here are the nuts and bolts of Delay Comp! First, you have to turn on delay compensation.  This is enabled in the audio engine dialogue.  You can choose short or long engine (1023 or 4095 samples of compensation per channel).  Once that is enabled, make sure “Delay Compensation” is...

Gettin’ Grabby

We’re going to kick it back to basics for a minute and explore the grabber tool.  The normal Grabber Tool is pretty self explanatory.  But let’s explore the other two options. The Grabber(Separation) tool allows you to take a selection and move it (without separating with “B” or “Command+E” first).  This can be used across multiple regions and tracks.  If you want to grab a selection...

HD Native

It’s official… sort-of… the rumors have apparently been true (though I can’t find mention of it on the Avid website) Pro Tools HD Native is here!  Check the Sweetwater Link Update: Official Avid page here Share This Post

DSP Cache? I don’t even know her…

What is DSP Caching?  DSP Caching allows you to open sessions faster (after the first one) by keeping some plugins and such allocated.  When you open another session (especially a similarly configured session) or when using revert to saved, Pro Tools now only has to re-allocate the differences, instead of releasing all teh DSP and reallocating it.   The only downside is that the session setup window may not...