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Old 06-04-2003, 03:34 AM
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Default How do you backup your golden sessions?

Hello friends!

My backup-strategy:
1. Clean the final session (delete unused regions)
2. Burn the session on a 4.7-DVD
Maybe nothing new to you.

This generally works but last week while i was reimporting a specific session from the last year and playing it within PT LE 5.0.1 i got the original audio with an "endless signal tone" (i can only reduce this TONE with an equalizer as soon as i "mute" everything around 430 HZ). But this tone wasn`t the end of my mystery. I got clicks and crackles too. Playing this session "hurts" my ears and monitors.

1. Do you have any idea what's the reason for this unusual problem? Went something wrong while burning the DVD with Toast or is it PT?
New sessions (not backed up yet) work fine. Clean audio files as we all expect.

2. Which way do you use to store your sensible sessions?

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Old 06-04-2003, 03:05 PM
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Default Re: How do you backup your golden sessions?

Is the endless tone on all tracks? (did you try muting all tracks and un-muting them one at a time?)

It sounds like a corrupted session file. Try burning another disc to see if the problem repeats.
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Old 06-04-2003, 11:47 PM
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Default Re: How do you backup your golden sessions?

I have been backing up to CD for a few years. Never had a disk go bad and I have never had a session (or bunch of sessions) that would not fit on CD.
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Old 06-05-2003, 02:50 AM
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Default Re: How do you backup your golden sessions?

Hello!

@letrev: This "tone" is only on one track. Muting this track solves my problem.
Is it possible to "clean" this file with an editor (Spark, Peak etc....repairing samples).

@marklee5: In case of backup isn`t any "program" available which does this backup-job (searching PT-session-files, compressing audio-files and burning on DVD with one click)?

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Old 06-05-2003, 09:40 AM
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Default Re: How do you backup your golden sessions?

Dont know if it helps you, but there is a piece of software available, named MEZZO, which saves and backups your audio material while you are working. So PT sessions are all backed up and compressed while you are working on it.
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Old 06-05-2003, 09:46 AM
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We use Retrospect in our studios. We used Mezzo for years but its interface seemed (to us) very cumbersome in comparison to Retrospect. We set up folder colors on our Mac's and used Retrospects interface to only back up what we needed based on color of folders; ie, green for mastered, pink for "in progress" etc. Hope this is helpful.
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Old 06-05-2003, 10:24 AM
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Default Re: How do you backup your golden sessions?

What are you using to back up to the DVD ?
I've been using Toast At work and at home and as long as I Verify the disc I've never had problem. The one time i didnt verify i had audio regions curropted.
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Old 06-10-2003, 01:29 AM
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Default Re: How do you backup your golden sessions?

Hello again!

Sorry for my delay (holiday).

@chris, johnnyremo: Sounds great. I will try MEZZO and Retrospect to find out which application fullfill my needs.

@artguilljr: I am always burning with Toast but i never verify the burned DVD.

Have you heard something about Emagic ZAP? This tool compresses audio files. Anyone tried yet?

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