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Batch Re-Name Tracks with QuicKeys

I don’t normally use a lot of custom keyboard shortcuts, but sometime, on very repetitive tasks, I just can’t resist.  My custom hot key program of choice is currently QuicKeys, but development has stopped, so I will probably migrate to another solution soon.  But for those of you still using QuicKeys, help yourself to my batch track re-namer: Here To use it: 1. Create a bunch of tracks. 2. Rename the first one...

Picture Department: 4 Tips for making your sound d...

Turnover from picture department to sound is always a stressful time.  The sound department is chomping at the bit to get started, the edit is running behind, the director is sleep deprived and screaming at everyone.  While every turnover is a little different, in this article we’re going to focus on the little things that the picture department can do to make sound love you!   1. Visual and audible 2 pops on...

Some Sneaky Preferences!

Every once in a while I go through the preferences window in Pro Tools and see what little check boxes and drop-downs they’ve snuck in.  Here is a new batch that’s made my life easier!  These are all in version 12.3.1 but may have been introduced in earlier versions. Auto Accept Adjust Bounds This one is in the “Fades” section of the “Editing” tab.  With this box checked, the...

Problems Re-Linking? Try this!

Since Pro Tools 11 I’ve been having problems relinking files when I move a session from one drive to another, or when opening a session started in 10.  I always use the manual re-link window, but Pro Tools wasn’t seeing the files unless I navigated to the subfolder.  This is fine with a single audio files folder, but if you are linking to a bunch of different folders, there’s a faster way. 1. When prompted...

Clip Gain Keyboard Shortcuts!

Clip Gain has been a powerful tool since Pro Tools 10.  Let’s take a look at the keyboard shortcuts available to make it even more powerful. All of the Clip Gain shortcuts are in the “Control+Shift” family.  These are used by highlighting part of a clip, and entire clip, or a bunch of clips. Or you could ignore all of this… and mouse around with the clip gain fader or line…. but…...

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...