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Old 12-04-2000, 01:42 PM
earsmiles earsmiles is offline
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Default Feedback when monitoring punch in

In the standard ProTools system you pull down the record level (red fader) to eliminate audio looping when doing a punch in record. PT Free requires that the record fader be up in order to monitor playback during pree roll up to the punch in point. However, we are experiencing a problem with audio loop through resulting in a reverb sound when the system goes into record. (and when just sitting there prior to starting the punch in) We checked the documentation and can't seem to find a solution. Any help?
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Old 12-04-2000, 06:49 PM
Gerald-o Gerald-o is offline
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Default Re: Feedback when monitoring punch in

use headphones & turn off the speakers
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Old 12-06-2000, 07:26 AM
earsmiles earsmiles is offline
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Default Re: Feedback when monitoring punch in

Originally posted by Gerald-o:
use headphones & turn off the speakers

Smart___ replies are not a part of a viable information source. You're not talking to a rookie all the time. If you would have read the post you would have noted the reference to the full version of ProTools. We were the first non-beta installation of ProTools back in 1990, and have been in the business for 30 years. I KNOW TO TURN THE SPEAKERS OFF! My inquiry was aimed specifically at a quirk of this software.

The PT Free is being used in an off-line suite for raw voice tracks. I found the problem is "latency" because of the way this version processes, and it's unavoidable. The "workaround" in the FAQ section is inadequate for this type of work.

As a suggestion to others with this problem, here is a better one:

When you need to hear playback of a track to do a punch in, (as in recording a long narration)
1) Open two audio tracks. One for playback, the other for recording.
2) Set the monitor fader on the record track to 0 and the playback track to a comfortable level.
3) Pot up the PT output on your console. (or plug in your headphones to the computer)
4) As you complete sections of the VO drag them down to the playback track and trim it back to your punch in point.
5) Set your pre roll time in the transport window.
6) Make sure the cursor is at your punch point. ( tab to the end )
7) Hit record, and the talent will hear the last few words previously recorded as a record cue and proceed without any "latency"

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