For a limited time, Izotope is offering RX Elements for any Pro Tools user with an active subscription or software update AND support plan.
A few weeks back I released TRASHER 3 to coincide with the new features in Pro Tools 2018.1 such as Pro Tools Presets and full implementation of Track Presets. The biggest issue was that I did not have any representation for when a function was in action. So this build is mainly a maintenance release. A progress bar is now added along with buttons to tick or untick all the boxes in the main home tab. There is also a bit of code cleanup and optimization. The UI has been slightly modified a bit as well for the changes.
In this second part of the 2 part series about syncing Pro Tools systems, we go over syncing the systems over a network connection. This does have the advantage of needing 2 interfaces with Midi I/O, but does require a bit more setup and a single network cable or for longer distances, you can connect the systems into a common hub or switch.
Syncing 2 Pro Tools systems is an easy way to gain processing power. The most common use for this would be to host VI's on a slave system and then stream them into the master system. In this video, I show how to connect the 2 systems with just a midi cable. There are a few other hurdles to overcome in order to get both systems in sync and deal with latency.
Avid released Pro Tools 2018.1, with quite a few new features added. I decided to update TRASHER in order catch all the new settings and files. For many reasons, I ultimately decided to rewrite the entire application and go for macOS while I was at it.. I made some other changes internally such as backing up Plug-in Settings for instance is now "smarter". It will cycle through the folder recursively (folder by folder, file by file) and compare names. If a file name matches in an existing folder during a backup or restore, it will replace the file. Otherwise no files are at risk of being lost through a folder dump for example. Anything and everything being replaced or trashed is sent to the recycle bin, so it is recoverable.
One of the major love/hate relationships with Pro Tools (and many plugin devs) is the Ilok. Without the Ilok, Pro Tools will not run period. There has never been a machine authorization option like some plugin devs use that can relieve some of the stress.
Sonnox has been quite busy the last couple years. First they took on the task of updating their existing line of plug-ins. Then last year they released an amazing Dynamic Eq. Now they have released a new pair of plug-ins under the VoxDoubler series named Thicken and Widen.
Importing session data in Pro Tools is quite valuable as a time saver. It also serves as the best way to keep continuity on song to song when working on a project or album. As the name suggests, it allows you to pull in data from one session into another. This can be audio/midi or this can be settings such as plugins, routing, pan, volume, etc. The exact method and process will depend on what you are after for your end results.
The easiest way to format and partition a drive is to connect it to a “working” system, then format, and create the partitions through Windows Disk Manager (or other 3rd party software). The other option is to connect the drive into the new system, format and create the first partition as you install windows. Then after the system is up and going, you would come back and create the rest of the partitions.
One of the actual downsides of Pro Tools for Windows (yeah, yeah, insert sarcastic remarks here!) is the ability to have multiple versions of Pro Tools on the same system. This is thinking beyond having just Pro Tools 10 and 12 on the same system, But having different versions of 12 or 11 as examples. The way I have always dealt with this, is by having multiple partitions on the same hard drive.