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Old 06-19-2016, 06:41 AM
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Default Protools dictionary of terms.

Morning guys. For a long time now I've been following along on the forums in an effort to increase my general knowledge of how PT's works and how to fix or get around issues that seem common. Much of what I am missing is due to not understanding the language you guys use in expressing the tech side of issues. So, I had this idea that to help newbies and slow learners like myself why not put up a Pro tools users dictionary of terms! Who knows? It might even be beneficial to pros. Make it where one could type the term they need the definition of by clicking on Search in the log in screen and there it would be. Whatya think?
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:57 AM
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Default Re: Protools dictionary of terms.

It's a great idea, but I think we already have this with the help files. Since I am traveling, I can't check, but the help files in PT is a pdf files that should be searchable
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:07 AM
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Seconded... I'll go one further and start screaming (again) for RIAA, NARAS, someone, to demand standardizing terminologies across the entire DAW industry.

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Default Re: Protools dictionary of terms.

Hi Terry, I'm not sure if there is a newer version, but there is a Pro Tools Glossary from Pro Tools 10 available here (included in the full v10 docs download file). Could be of some help anyway.
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Hi Terry, I'm not sure if there is a newer version, but there is a Pro Tools Glossary from Pro Tools 10 available here (included in the full v10 docs download file). Could be of some help anyway.
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:16 AM
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Bruce. Thanks for your suggestion but what I'm suggesting would be an immediate way for an op to quickly determine the definition of any commonly used term by simply typing it in at the SEARCH portion of the Forums main screen. I realize that there are other ways as your suggestion states but it still requires searching through various topics. Of coarse my way would require effort on the part of Avid and my limited knowledge of the tech side of writing software might well be the show stopper!
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:19 AM
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Thanks Wireline. To make my point I haven't a clue what RAIA or NARAS mean?
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:27 AM
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Thanks Dave. You are correct as usual but, as I said the Help option still requires searching through numerous topics. In my case I would forget what exactly I was searching for before I ever found it. The Pro tools user guides are repetitive and redundant and I've worn mine out. I doubt they were ever proof read! At the risk of sounding politically correct, this option would be a real benefit to the handicapped as well.
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Thanks Wireline. To make my point I haven't a clue what RAIA or NARAS mean?
RIAA - Reording Industry Association of America
NARAS - National Acadamy of Recording Arts and Science (Grammys)

Both of these along with AES established a long and stringent series OS standards...what level, how many volts, what is stereo vs mono, etc, How should projects be prepared to be sent from recordist so to mixers to mastering plants to reproduction houses...all these things have established measurements, which are explained in universal terminologies so everyone (is supposed to) understand each other.

Just an example...moving a collection of recorded tracks from one place to another, to be further worked by someone else. Some DAW call this process 'export,' some call it 'bounce,' others call it 'copy in.' Then there's the idea of 32float vs. 24 fixed vs. something else; consolidated with or without effects, just tracks or the unique overlay instructions every DAW uses, etc etc etc. each step of this process can use a completely different set of words to describe the same thing.

See what I mean about confusion?
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Thanks Wireline. Those are great examples of what I'm talking about. ORGANIZATION or in this case lack of it! I can pretty well guess that things started to fall apart with the birth of the internet and digital/computer recording. Everyone trying to do things their own way! kind of a 21century tower of babel!
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