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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


Mackie officially announced ONYXi, Pro Tools compatible

September 10, 2009 Leave a comment
Mackie Onyx-i Series : FireWire Recording Mixers

Mackie Onyx-i Series : FireWire Recording Mixers

As promised, Mackie officially announced the new line of mixer on 09/09/09. They are ONYXi series, the analog mixer with built-in firewire audio interface which support upto 24bit/96kHz. By the way, that was not what the world was waiting to here from Mackie. The point is “what about Pro Tools compatibility”. Mackie clearly stated about this in their website.

Onyx-i FireWire mixers can be used with all major DAWs, and is qualified by Mackie for use with Pro Tools® M­-Powered 8*, offering those users a host of new hardware options.

I know that Pro Tools M-Powered 8 compatibility might not be that interesting since you have to buy the software separately, unlike the Pro Tools LE which is bundled with every Digidesign interface. But Mackie revealed the option, this is a beginning of hardware alternative for Pro Tools.

Anyway, according to what is written on Mackie website, we’ve to keep on waiting for a few more week to see the driver and full detail of how to use Mackie ONYXi with Pro Tools M-Powered 8.

Onyx-i Series Mixers are qualified by Mackie for use with Pro Tools® M-Powered 8. Mackie will release a driver (via together with full details of how to use the Onyx-i Series with Pro Tools® M-Powered 8 in the coming weeks.

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PS. seem like the word qualified by Mackie will be the crucial key for any legal issue coming afterward. There is no response from Avid/Digidesign so far about this announcement. Stay tuned 🙂

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

What is happening on 09/09/09

August 8, 2009 3 comments
Mackie Onyx 820i

Mackie Onyx 820i

On Aug 8, 2008 (08/08/08), there was such a great opening ceremony of Olympic games in Beijing, China. What about 09/09/09, what is happening? A few months ago Propellerhead announced Record and promised that Record will be available on 09/09/09. Today I’ve just read the news mention another “big thing” will happen on 09/09/09. It’s from Mackie. and Mixblog from Mix magazine mention Mackie Onyx 820i, the analog mixer with Firewire interface option. What make this mixer stand out is it’s compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered! Not much details about this so far. But, if this is real, it must be the next big thing to talk about for DAW market. Besides Digidesign’s hardware, there’s only M-Audio products which are compatible with Pro Tools, and it must be Pro Tools M-Powered. The news mentions that Onyx 820i comes with Mackie Universal Driver version 1, which make it able to use with Pro Tools M-Powered.

09/09/09 will be the day Mackie officially announce the new Onyx 820i and I expect to see more info about its compatibility with Pro Tools M-Powered. Maybe this will be the first step of Digidesign to “open” Pro Tools to use with other audio interfaces. Stay tuned.

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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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