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Old 04-08-2016, 03:04 PM
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I am looking for beta testers for the Vol. 2 package. Please, send me a private message if interested.
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:08 PM
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Pro Tools Automation Scripts Vol. 2


Minimum System Requirements
  • OS X 10.8.4 or higher, Pro Tools 11.1 or higher (unless otherwise noted)
  • Pro Tools and OS X running in english


Settings to make before you can use the scripts

There are a few security settings to make in OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion.
Please read the Installer Read Me or refer to the “Security & Privacy settings to
be made.pdf” which comes with the Disk Image.


About the scripts and how to use them

This is a collection of run-only AppleScripts I accumulated over the years in order
to automate several things in Pro Tools. Everything is achieved with GUI scripting.

All scripts get installed in ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Pro Tools and can be executed
from applications like FastScripts or Keyboard Maestro.

I strongly recommend FastScripts to execute the scripts as it proved to be
the most reliable application to trigger AppleScripts and apps.
However, this is my humble opinion only, based on my own personal experience.


Clear Muted Clips Scripts

A couple of scripts that clear muted audio, MIDI and fade clips on the selected track
or several tracks.

Please note: These scripts only work while in Waveform or Blocks View!
  • Clear Muted Clips From Selected Track

Clears all muted audio, MIDI and fade clips from the currently selected track.

1. Select a track and invoke the script. It will go through the entire track and removes
all muted clips. When done it throws a Notification.



Clear Muted Clips Demo Video 1

  • Clear Muted Clips From Several Tracks

Clears all muted audio, MIDI and fade clips from several tracks. It starts with the
currently selected track, then prompts whether to proceed with the next track or not
and if yes goes down a track to continue. It stops if no clips are found on the next track
or if the user cancels.

1. Select a track and invoke the script. It will go through the entire track and removes
all muted clips. When done it throws a Dialog.


2. If you cancel it simply stops, if you continue it goes down a track and repeats
the process for that track.

Note: If you enter the return key to engage the “Continue” button the script will stop
and report that there are no more clips to be processed on the next track.
Use the enter key or perform a mouse click instead!


Repeat this process for as much tracks as you like but when you reach an empty
track the script will stop with another Dialog.


Clear Muted Clips Demo Video 2


Close Every AudioSuite Window Script

This script closes every AudioSuite plug-in window that’s currently open.


Create New Tick Based Track Scripts

A set of scripts that create different kinds of new tick based tracks. Included are:
  • Create New Track - Audio - Mono - Ticks
  • Create New Track - Audio - Stereo - Ticks
  • Create New Track - Aux - Mono - Ticks
  • Create New Track - Aux - Stereo - Ticks
  • Create New Track - Instrument - Mono - Ticks
  • Create New Track - Instrument - Stereo - Ticks
  • Create New Track - Master - Mono - Ticks
  • Create New Track - Master - Stereo - Ticks
  • Create New Track - MIDI - Ticks
  • Create New Track - VCA - Ticks

All new tracks will be created as tick based tracks.


Export Selected Tracks Scripts

A few scripts that create a new session from a selection of one or more
tracks and save this session to the user’s desktop.
  • Export Selected Tracks To Desktop With Audio & Main Playlist

Saves the session copy with Audio Files and Main Playlist Only options checked.
  • Export Selected Tracks To Desktop With Audio & Media

Saves the session copy with Audio Files and Movie/Video Files options checked.
  • Export Selected Tracks To Desktop With Audio

Saves the session copy with Audio Files option checked.

1. Select the tracks you want to export as new session and invoke the script.
You’ll be prompted to enter the name for the session. As default the name of the
current session is being used.


2. After clicking “Continue” the session will be saved and a Notification will inform you about it.




Select Unused Clips Scripts

A set of scripts that do the following:
  • Select & Clear Unused Clips
  • Select Offline Audio
  • Select Unused Audio Except Whole Files

The first script selects and clears all unused clips in a session with clearing the undo queue.
The other two do exactly what they are named after.


Separate Clip By Markers Script

This script separates an audio clip on a track by Markers.
The script will go through all the Markers that have been created within the clip’s selection
and separates the clip accordingly, it will then inform you via Notification Center when done.

1. Select one or more clips on a track.




2. Invoke the script.


3. Determine how much Markers you want to process. In the screenshot above we
have created 8 Markers and want to process them all in order to separate the clip
into 8 sub clips.


4. The script goes from one Marker to the next and separates the clip accordingly.




When done a Notification will inform you that the process has been finished.



Seperate Clip By Markers Demo Video


Snap Clip Scripts
Two very convenient scripts:
  • Snap Clip To Next Clip
  • Snap Clip To Previous Clip

They do what they are named after, snap the currently selected clip to the next or previous clip on a track.


Time Stretch Batch Processing Scripts

A set of BPM time stretch batch processing scripts for the plug-ins Pitch 'n Time Pro
and Time Compression Expansion.

Note: These scripts are designed to time stretch audio clips in BPM using the BPM
values of the two plug-ins.

  • Time Stretch Auto Batch Processing With PnT Pro

This script automates the entire process with Pitch ’n Time Pro.
Invoke the script, it prompts to enter the necessary data like which algorithm to use:


The length of the clips to be processed:


The output BPM value:


And the number of clips to be processed:


The script then opens the Pitch ’n Time Pro plug-in and processes all clips and
shows a notification when done:



Time Stretch Auto Batch Processing PnT Demo Video

  • Time Stretch Auto Batch Processing With TCE

This script automates the entire process with Time Compression Expansion.
The procedure is similar to the Pitch ’n Time Pro procedure described above.
The dialogs are slightly different in their order and content, e.g. there are no
different algorithms to choose from in TCE.

Invoke the script, it prompts to enter the necessary data, then opens the Time Compression
Expansion plug-in and processes all clips and shows a notification when done.
  • Time Stretch Batch Processing With PnT Pro

This script automates the actual processing, however it does not open the plug-in window
itself. This script version is intended to give the user the chance to make
changes to the plug-in settings which are not automatically covered by the
Auto Batch Processing version of the script.

Therefore the workflow is slightly different:
First invoke the plug-in, make your settings in the Pitch ’n Time Pro plug-in window,
then run this script. When its done a notification is thrown:



Time Stretch Auto Batch Processing TCE Demo Video

  • Time Stretch Batch Processing With TCE

This script is the same alternative described above but for TCE.
First invoke the plug-in, make your settings in the Time Compression Expansion
plug-in window, then run this script.


Toggle Scripts

A set of scripts that toggle certain things:
  • Toggle Edit & Mix Window

This script toggles the Edit & Mix Window in Pro Tools.
It’s a workaround for a bug in Pro Tools where the default shortcut to toggle Edit and Mix
Windows does not work on German and other foreign keyboards without numeric keypad.
  • Toggle Full Screen Mode *

This script toggles Full Screen Mode in Pro Tools.

Note: This script only works on OS X 10.11 El Capitan and Pro Tools 12.2.1 and higher!

Full Screen Mode only works with the Edit and Mix Windows of Pro Tools, when running this script
all floating windows will be hidden.


The next 4 do what they are named after.
  • Toggle Show & Hide Clip List
  • Toggle Show & Hide MIDI Editor
  • Toggle Show & Hide Track List
  • Toggle Show & Hide Universe


Important info about different languages in Pro Tools and OS X

All scripts are intended to be used with Pro Tools and OS X running in english.
They will not work with any other language combination.

Multi language support may be added in the future but will require extensive testing
and help from foreign users. Drop me a mail if you are interested to help.


Additional Notes

I encourage everyone to use Default Folder X in combination with the scripts.
It is no must-have but it speeds up the process in several scripts.

http://stclairsoft.com/DefaultFolderX/


Download Pro Tools Automation Scripts Vol. 2

Last edited by Oliver M; 04-30-2016 at 03:06 PM. Reason: Corrected mistake in description
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NICE!!

Thanks Oliver :) always giving us new tools/scrips to improve our workflow.

Regards,
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NICE!!

Thanks Oliver :) always giving us new tools/scrips to improve our workflow.

Regards,
Hey Marco,

I totally forgot to thank you for your extraordinary efforts while beta testing the scripts and thus making them better in the end.
Your feedback and findings were valuable Marco and I appreciate this a lot!


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Hey Marco,

I totally forgot to thank you for extraordinary beta testing the scripts and thus making them better in the end.
Your feedback and findings were valuable Marco and I appreciate this a lot!


Oliver
No need to thank anything, it was a pleasure helping.

I've learn a lot too.
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I just fixed Gatekeeper issues with the installers of Vol. 1 Update 2 and Vol. 2.

Please, if you have downloaded Vol. 1 Update 2 in the past 4 weeks or Vol. 2 in the past 4-5 hours, download them again.
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Hi,

I've installed the packages but my mac doesn't seem to have the Library/Scripts/Applications folder. I have the script folder just no "Applications" folder within it.
Where are my scripts installing too?
I'm running a MBP retina 2015 on Yosemite.

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Hi,

I've installed the packages but my mac doesn't seem to have the Library/Scripts/Applications folder. I have the script folder just no "Applications" folder within it.
Where are my scripts installing too?
I'm running a MBP retina 2015 on Yosemite.

Thanks

Matt
Check your user ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Pro Tools folder
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Hi Marco,

I'm not sure where I would find that folder. I have searched for another scripts folder with no luck.
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Hi Marco,

I'm not sure where I would find that folder. I have searched for another scripts folder with no luck.

Cmd + shift + g and paste the ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Pro Tools/

Did you read the Documentation that Oliver provide inside the DMG?

It's quite helpful and explanatory how to use this scripts.
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