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Mark has released a new version of this very interesting software package that is designed to check that a user has the latest version of plug-ins in your plug-in folder. Many Pro Tools instability problems end up being traced back to incompatible plug-ins and to make in more difficult the list on the Digidesign web site is incomplete and not always accurate which has led Mark to produce his own database. You can more info and a history on this software package Plug Tools on the Sticky thread at the Digidesign User Conference here. This is Mark's new post... I have made a new version of Plug Tools available that can automatically detect out of date plug-ins! There is a small catch though.... I chose to create a database of plug-ins that Plug Tools can reference rather than using the Digidesign compatibility page. Digi's page is incomplete, as users have mentioned in this thread, and the names it uses for the plug-ins doesn't necessarily correlate to the actual names of the plug-ins as they appear on your hard drive. For example, sometimes it lists plug-in bundles without actually naming the plug-ins that make up that bundle... this posed problems for me when trying to parse the page to get meaningful data from it. Making my own database poses a problem of it's own though - it needs to be maintained. What I would like to see eventually is for Plug Tools to be able to not only pull information from the database, but to be able to edit the database directly. Say, for example, if a user has a newer plug-in on their system than Plug Tools knows about, it would update the database with the new plug-in information. (It would be even cooler if plug-in developers would update the database themselves whenever they released a new version of one of their plug-ins...) But for now, though, I have to rely on myself and Plug Tools users to update the database manually. At the moment, the database only has accurate information on the plug-ins I have on my own system. In order for Plug Tools to be useful, that database needs to be more complete, and the only way for that to happen at this point is for users to get involved. I encourage everyone to checkout the new version of Plug Tools, and if they have a plug-in on their system that it doesn't recognize, then to go ahead and add that plug-in to the database using the simple web form I have created. There is no authentication required, I'm using the honor system at this point, so there is nothing stopping anyone from deleting all the plug-ins if they wanted to. I didn't want to bother with authenticating though as I see this as a temporary measure until I can get Plug Tools to read/write MySQL directly. Please be kind. This could turn out to be a disaster but I didn't know of any other way to complete the database. Download Plug Tools here. View/edit the plug-in database here. (Plug-ins that need to be updated do not have a "filename" listed. This is name of the plug-in as it appears on your drive and needs to include the ".dpm" file extension.) What’s new in version 1.3: • User can edit reference plugins. File stored locally. • User can "update" reference plugins from the net, replacing local plugs with those from server. • preference to "update" reference plugs on startup. • If not internet enabled, will use local reference file instead of getting new. • updated server backend to MySQL rather than a plain HTML table. Plugin page is now dynamically created. • (for now) users can add/edit/delete plugins on server via web interface. • Main window redesigned. Web page now shares a tab view with the reference plugins table. • Plug Tools now downloads plug-in list from server. • Plug Tools can mark out of date plug-ins automatically. • No longer necessary to specify where Pro Tools is installed. • No longer necessary to specify out of date plug in folder. • Plug-In table is sortable. • Plug-in table colum order, width is persistent. • You can activate/deactivate plug-ins via a checkbox in the Plug-in Table (moves them to Unused folder) • clickable links to download plug-ins appear in Plug-In Table
Things have been a little quiet since I last posted about this one but "Mike the amzing guy" asked Digi if they had made any progress on this and Digi Tech Support came back and said... All I can get at the minute is that engineering is deep in the investigation of this one. No conclusive cause at the moment, but there's progress in that initial fix implementation seems to be working. Until the investigation and fix are complete and verified, I won't really have much more to tell... So it looks like progress is being made and Canopus users might be able to upgrade from 8.0.1 at some point soonish.
I have just received this from Waves about their Update Plan fees... Waves is pleased to introduce a new cap on Waves Update Plan fees! All non-overlapping Waves products (e.g. Platinum & SSL or Gold & Restoration, etc.) are now capped at $200 per account per year. No matter how many non-overlapping products you own or how long their coverage has been inactive - you'll never pay more than $200 per account per year. To be eligible for the new cap, you will need to confirm that you use all selected products on one computer at a time. Waves Update Plan coverage for overlapping products (e.g. Gold & Platinum or Diamond & Mercury, etc.) or identical products (e.g. two Gold bundles) is still capped at $200 per product per year, as usual. Here's how to take advantage of the new cap: Access your Waves account and click Buy Waves Update Plan. Click I Confirm to verify that you use all selected products on one computer at a time. Select the first product. Identical and overlapping products will become inactive. Select additional products for Update Plan coverage. You may de-select and re-select products until you have the best combination. Click Buy Waves Update Plan to continue. To get Waves Update Plan coverage for other products, return to your Waves account main menu and repeat the steps above. Find out more about Waves Update Plan Looks like a move in the right direction.
Here is info on another post related video training course, this time from MacProVideo.com This is what they say on their web site... We have a master of Video Post Production as a trainer at MacProVideo.com - Bill Burgess! In this Level 2 Pro Tools 8 Tutorial, Bill walks you through everything you need to know to efficiently use Pro Tools to make excellent soundtracks for your videos. This tutorial is a classic example of "edutainment." Bill brings a level of humor to his presentation that will keep you watching - and laughing - through the entire show. With a ton of time-won tips and tricks on offer, it's obvious Bill's walked-the-walk of a video post editor. You'll learn how to repair sound, expedite edits, and do complex dialog replacement ... by the time you're finished this tutorial, no video post job will seem too demanding. I have had a look at the sample videos and they are very detailed, taking you through each step in detail. Here is the table of contents so you can see the detail they go into... Chapter 1: Preparing Pro Tools To Work With Video Section 1: Creating An Audio Post Template 01. Dialog, Music & Effects 02. Overview of Audio Post Production 03. Sample Rate, Bit Depth & The Importance of Broadcast Wave Files 04. Build an Audio Post Template 05. Use Bussing To Control VO, Dialog, Music & FX 06. Use Sends To Add Depth & Realism 07. Optimize Your Session With Colors & Labels 08. Pro Tools Configurations & Making Yours Do The Job Section 2: Importing & Optimizing Video 09. 3 Ways To Import Video 10. Troubleshooting Video Import Using QuickTime Pro & VLC 11. Double Checking Video Frame Rates 12. Manage Video Tracks & Windows 13. Optimize Video Performance Section 3: Editing Techniques For Speed 14. Zoom Using Key Commands 15. The Smart And Only Tool 16. The Quick Way to Cut, Copy, Paste & Heal 17. Creating Fades Using Key Commands 18. Nudge & Move Using Key Commands 19. Advanced Zooming Techniques 20. Advanced Selection & Move Techniques Chapter 2: Fixing Problem Audio, Working With Dialog & Organizing For FX Section 4: Techniques For Dealing With Problem Audio 21. Re-Syncing Sound To Picture 22. Rebuilding Production Sound Using Source Material 23. Using Shuffle Edits To Remove Unwanted Audio 24. Editing Techniques For Repairing Clicks & Dropout 25. Using Region Based EQ To Repair Pops & Distortion 26. Overcoming Ambient Noise Problems Section 5: What Did He Say? Voice Over & Dialog Basics 27. Recording Voice Over 28. Sweetening Voice Over 29. Voice Over Editing Basics 30. Script Changes & Pick Up Lines 31. Using The TCE To Fit To Picture 32. Working With Room Tone 33. Foreign Language Lip Sync 34. What The ____ Is ADR 35. ADR Loop Recording & Playlist Track Comping Section 6: Using Pro Tools To Find & Organize Sound Effects 36. The Project Browser 37. The Workspace Browser 38. Importing OMF & AAF Files 39. Relinking Missing Files Chapter 3: Editing FX, Music & The All Important Mix Section 7: The Apocalypse Is Now, But Not Without Sound Effects & Music 40. Editing Techniques For Sound FX Creation 41. Region Groups 42. Region Sync Points 43. Working In Spot Mode 44. Elastic Audio 45. Editing Pitch & Time With Warp Markers 46. Changing Elastic Settings & Rendering Section 8: Editing Music to Picture 47. Versioning Music With Shuffle Mode 48. Advanced Music Editing Techniques 49. Refining Music Edits 50. Using Markers & Sync Points 51. Editing Music With Elastic Audio Section 9: Mixing, Creating Stems & Project Delivery 52. Preparing To Mix 53. Understanding Side Chain Compression 54. Create A Side Chain Compressor For Dialog 55. Creating Music & Effects Stems 56. Window Burns & Time Stamping 57. Consolidating For Delivery 58. Exporting to QuickTime If you want to take a look at it in more detail and view the sample videos to see if this would work for you then go to the MacProVideo.com web site.
Waves releases new V7r7 installers, including the following bug fixes for Pro Tools: Digidesign control surfaces - Fine tuning (Command + Dial) now works properly. Continuous Automation longer than 1 minute now works properly. Download Waves V7r7
Cedar have announced a software only DNS Pro Tools plug-in which I guess will go head to head with Waves' WNS noise suppressor which I covered here. This is from Cedar's web site.... CEDAR Audio is proud to introduce one of the most significant product innovations in the field of audio post. DNS One signals the arrival of CEDAR's Academy Award winning DNS series as a Pro Tools plug-in. The DNS One is everything you ever wanted from a software-based dialogue noise suppressor. A Pro Tools plug-in that runs on both Mac OS X and Windows, it makes no compromises in sound quality and offers the same Academy Award winning performance as its illustrious siblings, the DNS1500, DNS2000 and DNS3000. Coupled to a superb new user-interface that allows you to control hundreds of channels of DNS (software and hardware, in any mix you choose) from a single Pro Tools host, DNS One is the most powerful and flexible noise suppressor ever developed. For more info go to the DNS One pages on Cedar's web site.
following on from my posts on the Canopus bug here and here I referred to another thread on the Digidesign User Conference about jerky video playback. Well a guy (bedubya) has posted here a very comprehensive report on tests he has undertaken in his facility so here it is... I work at a large studio and I have done extensive testing on this problem being that we are seeing it consistently. I have used a G5 with PT7.4 as a dedicated pic playback device without issue for many years. We decided to turnover one of our stages completely to PT8 using Satellite to latch everything up, but when we went to play picture (wild, no Satellite) after freshly installing 10.5.8 (subsequently 10.6.2), all flavors of PT 8.0cs3-8.0.3cs1, we noticed the stuttering video cadence. We reverted back to 10.4/7.4cs10 and playback was smooth playing wild as well as latched up to timecode. I decided to up the ante and installed a brand new Quad core 2.66 Mac Pro with PT8.0.1cs1 (subsequently 8.0.3cs1) on Snow Leopard (shouldn't work, but it does) and video playback was consistently stammering. After reading all of the various threads on this user conference, I started trying everyone's suggestions. The only thing that proved helpful was the Quartz Debug app. This helped explain everything... Leopard defaults the "beam synchronization" to automatic which would explain why when testing we could run the video a few times with no issue and then it would look really awkward for the next few playbacks. Forcing the beam sync on causes an exaggerated playback stutter and disabling it altogether let the video payback without stutter BUT(!) it causes a tear horizontally across the frame at fast pan or travelling motion through the frame. It definitely is night and day performance from enabled to disabled beam syncronization, but the tear is not acceptable either. I used four distinctly different CPU's (older to brand new out of the box)... a PCI-x G5 w/ATI video card, a PCI-e G5 w/NVidia video card, an older Mac Pro Quad w/ATI video card, and a brand new Mac Pro Quad w/NVidia card. The PCI-x CPU works with 10.4/PT7.4 very smooth playback, but same hardware with 10.5/PT8.0-8.0.3cs1 stutters. We use DVCProHD 1080 that we generate ourselves from Avid DNx source files for most of our stage playback with some DV for standard def. Same hardware and video files that work in 10.4/PT7.4 do not work when that system is running 10.5 or 10.6 and PT8. I have spent an entire week going through all of the motions and confirming and reconfirming the symptoms. I can tell you that there is something wrong with how graphics in Leopard works. It's very real. the best way to test this is to look at film company logos, ie, Universal, Fox, WB logos. Travelling panning shots look horrific. And I've tried it all... lower resolutions, hiding the ProTools windows, hanging the video window over the edge of the main screen, using actual size instead of filling the screen with video window, creating boot drives of various combos of Mac OS and PT, video cards, video window on main screen, various codecs (older and newer versions), Intensity Pro card... everything everyone here has suggested. Quartz Debug almost nails it if not for the tear. I have a test bed set up at my desk and I have resources if anyone has any suggestions (good ones) to try. This is critical to our business and needs a quick resolution as our clients would like to see the video they provide play properly on a 30' wide screen when the director and producers show up. Hopefully the alarm bells are ringing there at Digi because they are ringing here on the lot.
The press release for this arrived today and I have to say that it is one of the first video courses I have seen that really relates to the sort of things we do with Pro tools. They offer a sample chapter from the 3 hour plus of content in this course and they clearly are covering way more than just recording voiceovers. This is from their web site.... SEE HOW TO PRODUCE A PROFESSIONAL VOICEOVER IN PRO TOOLS Arnie Geher has been using Pro Tools from the very beginning and has worked as a professional audio engineer for over 20 years, providing services to major studios like Dreamworks and Disney. In this in-depth series, Arnie shows you everything you need to know in order to produce a killer, professional sounding voiceover production for radio, TV or any other medium. See it all unfold from beginning to end as Arnie demonstrates how to create a session and make it into a template for future use, all setup and loaded for VO work. He then covers important topics such as working with VO talent, recording and editing, using plug-ins, adding a music bed to your voiceover, fitting a voiceover to a certain amount of time, automation, bouncing your production to CD and MP3, backing up and archiving your session and much more. If you're new to Pro Tools and want to get into the lucrative voiceover profession, stop right here. This no frills series has everything you need to learn in order to do it, so get ahead of the competition and check out "Producing Voiceovers in Pro Tools" today. Product Hightlights * 17 Tutorials / Over 3 Hours Total Runtime * Shot in Pro Tools 8 * For all beginner to intermediate Pro Tools 8 users * Tutorials written by veteran Pro Tools user / audio engineer Arnie Geher * Simple to use video control interface for Mac & PC I would recommend you go over to Groove3's web site and take a look at this course, view the free sample video. At $39.99 till the end of Feb this is a steal. Even back at the normal price of $49.99 it is incredible value for money.
There have been a number of posts added to the thread here on the DUC since I last posted here about it. Here are two more work rounds suggestions. First one is from SOUTHmsd... I had clients make a surprise pop in yesterday since editorial is right down the street. I generally work (when i'm by myself) with a qt file in the session on one of the host screens. I updated from 8.x.x to 8.0.3 last thursday. With 30 minute's notice, I started prepping the sessions for playback on the big screen. That's when I discovered the issue. My fix for this mega-annoying bug was, before switching between sessions remove the dv file from the regions list. Then import again on the fly when reopening. It looked a lot better than jumping behind the desk and yanking cables out and putting them back. and the second from JimLeb... My Canopus runs off of AC (not the Firewire for it's power). I set up an X-10 remote control and an appliance module to turn the box off every time I launched a session. I'm happy being back on 8.0.1cs1. Outside of having to unmount drives within ProTools, I don't feel like I'm hurting for 8.0.3. It seems as though my advice from my first post is that anybody using video and Pro Tools should stay on 8.0.1 until this has been fixed.
Cut and Paste commands The usual Cut – X; Copy – C; and Paste – V are available to you but without the need of modifier keys (Command for Mac and Control for Windows). Separate – B This does the same as Command+E on the Mac and Control+E on Windows. If you have the cursor placed in a region then clicking B will create an Edit at the cursor position. Similarly if you have highlighted a selection and click B then edits will be created at both ends of the selection. Toggle Settings The next 2 commands toggle between 2 states each time you click on them. Timeline Insertion follows Playback (pref toggle) – N This allows you to turn on & off ‘Insertion follows Playback. With it on the cursor will stay where it is when you stop playback and will continue on from that point when you hit play. With it off when you stop playback the cursor goes back to the point you started to play from. Before you had to go into Preferences to change this, which was a real pain. Track View Toggle - Minus Key (alpha section only) This will toggle the track that the cursor is on from Waveform to Volume Graph and back. You can use this in conjunction with the Option key for Mac (Check the Windows command) or if you have groups selected will work across them too. Nudging Selections The next group of four enable you to nudge selections both by the Nudge value set in the menu bar, Nudge back - <; Nudge forward - >; but also by the next nudge value up from the set one, Nudge back by next nudge value – M; Nudge forward by the next nudge value - /. And finally in this section perhaps the most useful (again without the need of a modifier key. Undo – Z Links to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and part 4.
Until February 28th 2010, Sonnox is offering the opportunity to exchange your Sony Restoration Tools licence for the new Sonnox Restore Suite licence (retail is £1,195 GBP) at a discounted price of £895 GBP. Sonnox Restore is a brand new suite of professional audio restoration plug-ins, designed by Sonnox over an eighteen month period. These new plug-ins exploit many recent advances in technology. They are not related to the now discontinued Sony Restoration Tools, and do not have backwards compatibility. For more information and to watch a video about Sonnox Restore click here. For more information about this ‘Exchange Offer’, click here.
Flux have sent out an email advising folk that there introductory offer for their new plug-in Syrah hasn't got long to go. During the release period for our latest plug-in Syrah, all our customers has been offered a beneficial introduction price on Syrah. Now is the last chance to take advantage of this offer ending the 28th February. Follow the instructions in this message to take advantage of this ending offer Now! Syrah, a new generation dynamics processor utilizing real time dynamic detection and level dependent processing, providing adaptive dynamic capabilities, which mean that Syrah is always trying to adapt to the music and to the beat of the material. Using parts of our exquisite 'BitterSweet' technology, our new adaptive-dynamics technology, and our well-recognized level independent dynamics processing, Syrah will be well suited as a creative versatile processor for recording and mixing, as well as for delicate and demanding mastering tasks. Syrah, Product Page If you own the Flux:: Full Pack Visit the Flux:: online shop, enter your iLok account id, or your Flux:: dongle serial number, in the "Dongles & Licencing" section to access your upgrade and crossgrade offers. Then simply select the "Full Pack to Full Pack II" (Full Pack II is the Full Pack with Syrah added). If you own any other Flux:: plug-in or bundle Visit the Flux:: online shop, select Syrah for purchase, click "I have a coupon code" in the "Shopping Cart", and enter the code SYRAH2009 to recieve Your discount offer. Flux:: Online Shop
Your Waves is a new way to buy just the plug-ins you want from Waves rather than be locked into buying bundles which may contain plug-ins you don't want. Choose from three different ways. This is from their web site.... Artist Choice - Audio heavyweights Andrew Scheps, Gil Norton, Thom Russo, Ross Hogarth, and Scott Martin Gershin have each hand-picked a selection of the Waves plug-ins they just can’t live without. And this is just the beginning, with many more artists to come. Quick Choice - Now, choose any 5 plug-ins from selected groups to get the most bang for your budget. Know exactly how much you intend to spend? Quick Choice has the plug-ins for you. Custom Choice - For the very first time, you can compile personalized collections of Waves plug-ins! Tailor your selections to suit your production needs—the exact plug-ins you want, no more, no less. All plugins purchased at the YourWaves store are registered in your account separately; each has its own serial number. This gives you maximum flexibility: Upgrades - YourWaves lets you select plug-ins from different bundles. By registering each YourWaves plugin separately, you can later decide which of the plug-ins you want to upgrade and when you do, all upgrade options are open to you. For example: Say you bought 3 plug-ins: V-Comp, L2, and CLA-2A. If you want to upgrade in the future, you can upgrade the L2 to the Masters bundle, V-Comp to V-Series, and CLA-2A to CLA Classic Compressors. If the plug-ins were bundled, your upgrade path would pretty much be limited to Mercury. Waves Update Plan – Waves update plan is calculated for each plug-in. You decide which plug-ins to renew Waves Update Plan coverage for, and when.
On 4th Feb 2010 Audio Ease announced the release of v2.0.3 available for download. This is what they have said on their forum.... This update fixes quite some issues and some of you have been waiting patiently for this one. Sorry that it took us so long to get this one finished. We encountered some nasty things on the way that needed to be addressed before releasing this update. This update has been thoroughly tested and you can safely download and install it. It's available from now, for all registered Speakerphone 2 users, at the Speakerphone downloads page: Speakerphone 2.0.3 update release notes: fixes: When "Mute on Stop" is on, the telecom module also mutes Bypass not saved anymore in Automation Presets [AU] Midi works now [AU] in Logic: Plugin windows sticks to its frame now [Live] Presets window floats on top of the plugin window [VST] offline processing window can access presets window Avid Media Composer compatibility [Cubase 5] sample bay works again [PT] choosing a Pro Tools presets writes automation [PT] Compare works again [PT] adjustments of automation data is correct now [Audiosuite] no remaining of previous preview in rendered audio
I came across this interesting thread in the Digidesign User Conference about using Digi's sample playback plug-in for post work. D'Animation asked... Just a quick Q, anyone using Structure as a sample player for post/sound design work? Looking for a pretty simple player (not necessarily with sample editing as you can drag and drop edited sample from the timeline so maybe Structure LE will suffice) that can all be nicely automated with pitch etc etc - mainly for various vehicle sounds speeding up/down etc. I've always used NNXT within Reason but its becoming a bore and would ideally like something without rewire. I've used the Structure Free for awhile and its done what its needed to but need to upgrade to something else as its too restricted (OK, can't complain cause it free...I know ) Kinda bugs me that I'm probably paying a lot for included musical sample libraries I'll never use... I've looked at MOTU's Mach5 but they seem to be very poor with the updates and I'm not sure i need the depth/complexity of it or Kontakt 4 (still working my way through Reaktor and Absynth!). Come to think of it good RTAS samplers are a bit thin on the ground?! Thanks D RussUK suggested... I would recommend it highly after using all the usual suspects. Especially the new version with the added import options. Check out the videos on the AIR Users Blog. Haven't used the Structure Free version, so not sure of the limitations that you speak of... latvia added... It's a treat to work with. Very easy to use, especially after you watch a few videos on Digidesign's website. I like being able to spot something to timeline with Soundminer, then drag-and-drop that clip into Structure and use a MIDI keyboard to manipulate it. You can actually see it in use in an ICON For Surround Mixing webinar. I'm fairly certain that what they demonstrate there, mainly control of certain parameters with Custom Faders, you can accomplish by using any sort of MIDI controller. guitarmongoose suggested... As usual, check Ebay. I've seen just the Structure LE iLok license with out the sample license for dirt cheap. I've thought about getting it myself. D'Animation responded... Thanks everyone, the new improvements to Structure announced last week, are they available as single plugins or do you have to buy the new virtual instruments bundle to get the added features?
If you are in the UK in mid Feb and fancy some free training on Media Composer 4 or Pro Tools 8 Avid and Digidesign are offering slots at this years Broadcast Video Expo in Earls Court 2 in London from Feb 16th to 18th 2010. This is from the press release... Register for FREE Hands-on Training in Media Composer 4.0 or Pro Tools 8 Presenting the latest in Avid products and integrated workflows, our interactive sessions will allow you to get up close and personal with the technologies of choice for the world's top content creators. Timeline Editing with Media Composer Experience the speed and fluidity of Timeline editing. Powerful effects from the Media Composer Palette A comprehensive overview of the on board Media Composer effects. "File based workflows on Avid" - import and export for cross platform working How to import and export movies, images & audio files. Harnessing the power of Media Composer Colour Correction Fundamental techniques for colour correcting Audio for Video: Pro Tools Explained A hands-on project covering the principles of Pro Tools. To enroll in a free hands-on session go here. Seminars & Presentations at the Show As well as showcasing our latest product releases, we are running a comprehensive programme of presentations with industry partners. See the full line-up. Important Note Broadcast Video Expo is the UK technology event for production, post & delivery. To register in advance for free tickets please visit: www.broadcastvideoexpo.co.uk. Please note registration for free training sessions from Avid does not include admission to the event.
After the public beta Brainworx have now released the bx_control v2 plug-in with a special discount for February, enjoy... bx_control V2 - save 25% ! - upgrades now just 36 EUR / 55 US$ ! bx_shop - click here Native: (list price 99 EUR / 149 US$) Native now just 75 EUR / 110 US$ (until Feb 28) - - - 25% off! TDM: (list price 149 EUR / 225 US$) TDM now just 111 EUR / 166 US$ (until Feb 28) - - - 25% off! Upgrades from bx_control V1: (list price 49 EUR / 75 US$) Upgrades now just 36 EUR / 55 US$ (until Feb 28) - - - 25% off! FREE upgrades for all V1 customers who have bought V1 after Nov 1st, 2009. FREE upgrades for all bx_bundle customers! (email us your ilok user ID, order no and date) Try? 14 days demos available - click here
Here is the next set of command focus keyboard shortcuts for Digidesign Pro Tools. Modifying starts & ends of regions Trim Start to Insertion – A If you place the cursor part way into a region then clicking on A will delete the audio from the cursor back to the beginning of that region. (See figs 3a & 3b) Trim End to Insertion – S If you place the cursor part way into a region then clicking on S will delete the audio from the cursor forward to the end of that region. Fade to Start – D If you place the cursor part way into a region then clicking on D will create a fade in (using the default fade settings in Preferences) from the cursor position back to the beginning of that region. Fade – F If you highlight a selection then clicking on F will create a cross fade (using the default fade settings in Preferences) without giving you the Fades dialog window. Fade to End – G If you place the cursor part way into a region then clicking on G will create a fade out (using the default fade settings in Preferences) from the cursor position forward to the end of that region. Links to Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.
Our Mike Thornton writes the Pro Tools Notes, Techniques and Workshop articles for Sound on Sound as well as reviewing many of the new Pro Tools related products. Note that you will need to be a subscriber to view the recent articles or you can choose to Click & Buy individual ones. Automation Stations: PT8 - Automation in Pro Tools goes way beyond the usual volume, pan and mute controls. We look at what else you can automate, and what’s changed in Pro Tools 8.