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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 142

Russ, Mike, and James bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • November deals at RSPE include promotions from SPL, A Designs, Crane Song and more
  • Mulomba Luabeya Luabeya is not very happy with Avid, what about taking legal action. 
  • Chris Schmid discovered a shortcut for changing the grid value to triplets and dotted notes.
  • Colin Mansfield had some advice to help not loose your iLok when out on the road.
  • Cory Rizos gave us an update on his issues with Avid’s inflexibility on the Advanced Support plan and he is not impressed with Avid’s response.
  • Frank Vitale would like us to be nominated in the People’s Choice Award.
  • Joe Belliston wanted to commend Waves for there customer service.
  • Kevin de Wit told us about Gobbler’s transition from Gobbler 1 to Gobbler 2 and his concerns and praise for their change of policy.
  • Marty Dickerson shared his views on the Avid upgrade plans and how we are covering these issues.
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast Extra Sound Effects Panel Interview


We interviewed Chuck along with Michael Raphael who runs Rabbit Ears Audio and Frank Bry who runs The Recordist. If you are into sound effects this is well worth a listen as we discover how they each got started and how they choose what libraries to record.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 141

Russ, Mike, and James bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
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Competitions
Pro Tools Expert Awards 2014
  • We would like you to make nominations for two awards announced today
  • The most innovative brand of 2014
  • The brand with the best customer service in 2014
  • Watch out for a video explaining it more.
Sonnox Community Award for October
The winner is “yluko” on Disqus. If that is you then please get in touch using the Contact Us page on the site. Don’t forget to select your prize - one native plug-in from the Sonnox Elite Collection. 

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  • Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant Avid Artist Series Windows Installer still broken after 14 months. When will Avid fix it? Read our article about it written 14 months ago.
  • Alexander Lott is concerned that the new Mac Minis are not as powerful as the older version.
  • Cory Rizos is very disappointed at Avid’s response when he had missed the Upgrade/Support plan by 5 days.
  • Tom Scrivano wanted to pick Mike on another Yosemite moment in last week’s podcast.  The Structure patch is called Caj√≥n and not Cajun as Mike described it. 
Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea
  • The upcoming ReVoice Pro 3 launch event following on the success of the RedNet event.
  • Hakan Sjoo is having some reliability issues with Structure and Strike, what is the problem?
  • Phil Tuttle would like some recommendations for some lower cost controllers for Pro Tools.
  • Glenn Skinner would like some advice of the best way to make sure that he doesn’t forget or loose his iLok when he is out and about.
  • Allan Cook would like to know how to connect a TC Helicon Finalizer to his Pro Tools rig.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 140

Russ, Mike, Neil and James bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
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Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea
  • The amazing contest where someone will win a day of recording at Alchemea
  • The upcoming ReVoice Pro 3 launch event following on the success of the RedNet event.
  • Mark Beling is having trouble with setting up hardware inserts with Thunderbolt Apollo interfaces.
  • Basil Fearrington is upgrading to Pro Tools 11 but has problems because he has 2 iLoks on different accounts and asked what he can do.
  • Augustin Georgescu has an Mbox 2 without PT software and cannot change the sample rate to 48k, what can he do?
  • Carlos Bermon is having problems with Structure 2.0.3 that isn’t in Structure 2.0 when using 2 Cajon patches in Structure.
  • Colin Mansfield occasionally has problems with MIDi notes not playing back. He uses a number of workarounds, do we have any solutions?
  • Chris Bach has had problems with changing the clock on a PT system that is not connected to the internet and then iLok wanting to sync to check the licenses, what can he do to resolve it?

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 139

Russ, Mike, Neil and James bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
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Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions
  • RSPE Video on Punchlight Products 
  • Wayne Scott - Looking for help with his dissertation designing a reverse gate for his BA in Music Production.
  • Anthony Dominello wanted to share a tip to get the M-Audio ProFire working with Yosemite with a post on the M-Audio forum
  • Trond Nedberg wanted us to discuss his concerns about the reducing benchmarks with newer Macs and a growing dependence on Thunderbolt.
  • Alexandros Chrysidis has a shelf full of backup drives and wants ways of knowing what is on those drives without having to plug them in. PrintWindow5
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 138

Russ, Mike, Neil and James bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
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Competitions
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Sonnox Community Award
  • September’s winner is Glenn Skinner
Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio 
Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions
  • Tony Molica overhauled an old damaged Millennia mic preamp, and he is so glad he did, so check your attic for a gem.
  • Andres Gonzalez has made a multisample instrument Colombina harp instrument and offers a demo and a download link 
  • Glenn Skinner wanted to ask if there was a shortcut to delete deactivated tracks when cleaning a session up for archiving. Also he would like to know what one thing would each person like to be added to the next version of Pro Tools.
  • Todd McKernan perhaps Avid should sell off Pro Tools to another company.  
  • Yahir Vergara asks if we can make some videos on how to use Slate’s Batch Commander.
  • Chris Bach updated us that PatchWork won’t enable Garritan Personal Orchestra to work properly in Pro Tools 11 but a free player Sforzando from Plogue is working well.
  • Lari Paavilainen asked if we tried the Blackmagic UltraStudio SDI?   
Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea
  • Alchemea Weekend Production Courses 
  • Partnership with FX Rentals and Pro Tools Expert 
  • Jason Riddiford - How can I duplicate a MIDI Note next to the source note rather than the next bar?
  • Matt Greaves would like to know if it is possible to disable UAD plug-ins that he hasn’t bought yet and what is the difference between legacy versions and the full versions of UAD plug-ins like the 1176.
  • Andreas Rauscher asks if you can use the Waves Dugan Auto Mixer in Pro Tools?
  • Clay Reid has got plug-in problems after installing a plug-in update on his Windows 7 computer with Pro Tools 9.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 137

Russ, Mike, Neil and James are back to bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio 
Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions
  • 3 October Deals from RSPE - 
    • Buy a 4-710D Tone-Blending Mic Preamp and get a FREE UAD-2 Quad DSP Accelerator (supplies limited); 
    • Buy and Apollo and get up to $1295 worth of UAD Plugins; 
    • Special pricing on Metric Halo plugins and Production Bundle 
  • Frank Herrlinger has made his own private mixing tool in the Native Instruments Kontakt 5.3 format. He has called it Sub and you can check it out on his site http://www.audio-wiesel.com/sub/ 
  • Darren Vermaas offers some great tips on working on Audiobooks from the question form last week.
  • Hector M asks what we think that using skeuomorphism in plug-ins is good or bad?
  • Our Rednet event is now sold out but there is a waiting list.
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 136

Russ, Mike, Neil and James are back to bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions

  • RSPE Audio Solution will be at AES booth 1437 and also check out the latest S6 video from RSPE with Gary Lux 
  • Glenn Skinner wanted to give a shout out for the Komplete Kontrol patch finding plug-in.
  • Mark Dubravec wanted to tell us about a Mac Pro Deck Producer from Hive 73
  • Claus Czadilek has found a great little utility application FNable
  • Tony Molica wanted to thank us and the Waves team for the Waves DigiGrid Webinar.

Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea

  • Don’t forget the RedNet event is being hosted at Alchemea. Also if you are in the UK then Skillset funding available on training courses run by Alchemea. Check out the Skillset web site
  • Daniel Boist is having problems with a LaCie Big Rack RAID 5 array and Pro Tools Keep Drive Running
  • Paul Drew is having problems with delay compensation with Pro Tools 11, can we help?
  • Simon Dodd asks for help with the zero latency path with an Mbox 2 Pro with Pro Tools 11.
  • Peter King wants to know if the new AIR Instrument Pack will work with Pro Tools 10 and if it doesn’t then what should he do.
  • Jan Zazvurek is experiencing a bug where his system seems to creating locate points by itself, do we have any ideas?
  • Dale Sigley would like us to give him some advise on Audiobook recording and post production.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 135

Russ, Mike, and Neil are here to bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • Look for RSPE at AES from 9th to 12 October at booth 1437 and its the last days of the Royer Ribbon Summer Rebate and savings $300 on Adam Subs
  • Sean O’Brien asks if we can make a video on how to get the sounds in the song Flight from MonterCat
  • Jim Burke asks if we could make a video about the harmony section of iZotope’s Nectar 2. We have already done it 
  • Andres Gonzalez wanted to share an explanation of overtones and harmonics on SoundCloud 
  • Chris Bach wanted to let the community know that Garritan are doing a sale on their orchestra products  until Sept 30th and although they aren’t AAX they do work in Pro Tools 11 using PatchWork.
  • Brenton Craig wants to know what the guitar settings on Xpand2 in our video “How To Transform Your Delay Effects In Pro Tools For Free”

Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea

  • There are going to be a great competition with Alchemea that money can’t buy.
  • Kyle Whittaker is having problems with MIDI notes hanging on but can’t track down what is causing it.
  • James Clark is having problems with hardware compensation in Pro Tools 11 with the audio coming back from the hardware very early.
  • Basil Fearrington is having problems with Pro Tools 8.0.5 with Windows 7. Check out our Support Tools page and the Avid 8.0.5 Installer download link
  • Jason Wilkins asks if anyone has created new keyboard shortcuts for DSP Quattro
  • Navid A is having problems getting Komplet 8 working properly in Pro Tools 11.
  • Andres Gonzalez would like to know the difference between 24 bit and 32 bit floating point in terms of A to D & D to A converters.  Xiph.org videos 
  • Glenn Skinner asks for recommendations to replace a Mackie Big Knob.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 134

Mike, Neil and James are back to bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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