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Pro Tools® Mbox® Family Overview

September 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Pro Tools® Mbox® Family Overview – High-Performance Pro Tools Personal Studio


Working with Video in Pro Tools

August 24, 2009 Leave a comment
Working with Video in Pro Tools

Working with Video in Pro Tools

I found these articles while googling to find out which video format I should use with Pro Tools. “Working with Video in Pro Tools” is article in Sound on Sound magazine, comprised of 3 parts published in Jan-Feb-Mar 2006 issued.

The first part in Jan 2006 is about video format to use with Pro Tools and how to playback video file in Pro Tools session, together with briefly explanation about OMF. OMF was explained for more detail in the second part of these article in Feb 2006. To import OMF into Pro Tools was explained in this part as well. The last part in March 2006 talked about how to organize audio files in Pro Tools session after OMF importing. Some audio post-production basics were also explained, such as sound effect syncing, M&E tracks and Foley.

Working with Video in Pro Tools : Part 1Part 2 , Part 3

Avid has decided not to exhibit at AES 2009

August 13, 2009 2 comments


I got this link from @theaudiogeek on Twitter. It’s the official announcement from Avid that they will not exhibit at AES 2009. Avid explains they aren’t about to depart permanently from AES nor other trade shows. They decide not to exhibit only AES 2009.

Though Avid booth won’t show up in AES 2009, they will host meetings at a nearby hotel. What’s the point? If Avid want to host meetings or seminars, they can do it anytime and anywhere. In my opinion, Avid still want to benefit from AES show and also want to wait and see how AES will be effected from economic downturn, trade show attendance decline and the rise of web-event at the same time.

After AES 2009 in October. The next trade shows are Winter NAMM on January 2009 and MusikMesse on April. By that time, we should see how the trade show will be for the next few years.

Just my 2 cents.

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The Best (And Worst) Pro Tools Tutorial Videos

July 29, 2009 Leave a comment
The Best (And Worst) Pro Tools Tutorial Videos

The Best (And Worst) Pro Tools Tutorial Videos

This is a very good blog post by @TheAudioGeek. It’s the Pro Tools tutorial roundup. I wonder how he watched these all resources. By the way, this roundup is useful to choose which to watch to get started on Pro Tools. Thank you Jon.

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Pro Tools 8.0 LE installed

July 29, 2009 Leave a comment
Pro Tools 8 LE : Screenshot1

Pro Tools 8 LE : Screenshot1

I’m able to upgrade from Pro Tools LE 7.4.2 to 8.0 with no cost because I bought MBox 2 Mini after October 3rd, 2008. I rarely use Pro Tools so far but I plan to use it more on my mac to get started on sound design. So I decide to download Pro Tools 8.0 LE from Digidesign yesterday. It’s 4.2GB, such a big installation file. Firstly I don’t want to download it because it’s too big and takes time to download, but I’m too lazy to go out and ask for installation DVD from my friend. I download it eventually. Digidesign surprised me with the downloading speed. My internet connection isn’t that good for internation link but I could finished downloading this 4.2GB within 6 hours. I thinks it’s because of Digidesign has local server in Thailand, nice!

Together with Pro Tools 8 LE, I download cs3 update for the latest bug fixed. Both of these files were installed into my Macbook Pro a moment ago. Installation process was smooth. Once I started Pro Tools, it asked for authorization code which Digidesign sent me via email after online activation. I put the code, then experience the new GUI of arrange view.

Back to the day I firstly touch Pro Tools, it was version 5.5 on OS9. By the time I began to familiar with it, Pro Tools 6 on OSX was released. I still remember how I feel when I see the GUI of PT6 compare with PT5. This feeling came back to me again when I see the new GUI of PT8 against PT7.

I’m yet to try anything on PT but try to do soon. Many new plugins included in PT8 attract me to try them as well.

[Free] Pro Tools QuickStart Guide

July 1, 2009 Leave a comment
Free : Pro Tools Quickstart Guide

Free : Pro Tools Quickstart Guide

Here’s another good & free resource for me to get started on Pro Tools after finished the Method One DVD. I knew about this free quickstart guide from someone via Twitter (sorry that I can’t remember who). I immediately signed up this website to get a free copy once I knew it. It’s just been available a few days ago. I got the password to download it.

The 32.3MB download package contains 164-pages PDF file of quickstart guide and Extra folder which has tutorial sessions inside. After having a quick look, I believe this must me useful for me.

Thanks Chris Bryant for this helpful resource.

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Pro Tools get started

June 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Pro Tools Method One DVD

I got Digidesign MBox 2 mini more than 6 months ago. I bought it because I want to learn how to use Protools but I rarely use it so far. I’ve just made up my mind a few days ago that I should get started with Pro Tools. At least, I should make it worth spending money on this MBox.

MBox 2 Mini comes with Method One DVD. I think it is attached with every Digidesign audio interface. I spent 2 hours today watching this DVD. As always, I felt sleepy while watching this kind of tutorial DVD. But I watched it all the way through anyway.

It’s very good resource to get started; easy to understand and informative. Many shortcuts and tips were mentioned in the DVD. I can’t remember them all but it let me know what I can do with Pro Tools. Spending 2 hours was worthwhile but I still need myriad of hours to practice to be able to use it effectively & efficiently.

I strongly recommend this DVD for those who want to get started on Pro Tools.