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Preview Suspend

Those of you that use the ‘Preview’ button  (available with HD and Complete Production Toolkit) to set your automation before writing it know that it’s a very powerful tool.  But what if you want to A/B your original automation with what’s in your preview buffer before writing it?  “Preview Suspend’ is the answer!  Command+Click on the Preview Button and you will temporarily disable the...

MPEG member Pro Tools training!

Two seminars on December 1st for Editor’s Guild members: Pro Tools 101 Advanced Pro Tools   Be There!  

HD Native Thunderbolt

Update: Now officially announced. Avid is introducing a HD Native Thunderbolt interface!   Avid.com has pictures, and it is rumored to be officially announced next week.  It’s an HD native card within a Thunderbolt PCIe chassis, and a headphone jack.  Now you can use your Omni with your Macbook or your iMac!  Hooray.  Rumored price-point is $1,995 for the hardware only, though I’m sure there will...

Pro Tools 10.2 Known Issues

Although Pro Tools 10.2 has fixed literally hundreds of bugs, (like “automation stops playing” and “session crashes all the time for no freaking reason”) With every version of Pro Tools there is a list of “known issues” contained in the ReadMe file.  Here are some highlights that alarmed me: Audio scrubbing is offset by the overall system delay when Automatic Delay Compensation is enabled...

ProTools Classes

Attention Editors Guild Members in NYC! Check out these awesome classes! ProTools 101: Extreme basics for ProTools Newbies Advanced ProTools Efficiency For Sound...

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...

Pro Tools Stickers and Keyboards Reviewed.

I don’t usually use keyboard shortcut stickers or Pro Tools specific keyboards, but I know a lot of people do, and they can be great learning tools for those just getting started in the Pro Tools world.  Throughout the years I have used nearly every keyboard and sticker set on the market.  Below are my recommendations for the best of each.  In the spirit of only being positive, I have only included the ones that I...

Pro Tools 10: The Details

So after the big announcement at AES NYC on Thursday, I was able to sit down and have a hands on demo of the new Pro Tools 10, and the Avid System 5 MC console.  The main features of each are being trumpeted by AVID, and are well documented, so I’m going to give you 5 good things you might not have heard about, and 5 bad things you definitely might not have heard about. Top 5 (Under-Marketed) New Features! 5. 32 Bit...
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