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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...

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...

Session Backup Tips

Most of the time, the last thing an engineer is thinking about while running a session is making sure his session is backed up, and all media is in a place that makes an archival backup easy and effective. Some of these things might seem obvious, but keeping session backup and data safety in mind in your personal work-flow can be invaluable. Session File Backups: Pro Tools has an auto-backup feature that creates a backup of...

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...