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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...

10 Audio Tips for Indie Filmmakers

There are many common mistakes that get repeated over and over again by independent filmmakers.  Here are some things to keep in mind as you navigate the waters of independent filmmaking.   1. Hire A Proper Production Sound Mixer! This is perhaps the most important step!  If you don’t have enough money to hire a real production sound mixer, you don’t have enough money to make a film!!!  The production...

System 5 – MC Review!

After a brief look at AES I finally got an in-depth, hands-on demo of the System 5 MC.  I was expecting amazing things, and really wanted to like this console, but to my surprise… I really actually hated it.  Here are my pro’s and con’s: Let’s start positive… Pro’s: – Customizable. …Way more so than the icon.  This could be very useful to those that have one that they use...

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...