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Forum: Pro Tools | First Discussion 06-13-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: Help - Pro Tools First projects have disappeared!

Pro Tools First sessions or projects cannot be opened in Pro Tools. They are proprietary to Pro Tools First. To get back what got deleted when you uninstalled First, you’ll need to go back with Time...
Forum: Getting Started 06-13-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: Pro Tools - Outputing sound for MIDI?

Have you installed the AIR virtual instruments and effects? These downloads are available in your Avid account and also directly installable in Avid Link.
Forum: Getting Started 06-12-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: Pro Tools - Outputing sound for MIDI?

Pro Tools doesn’t do anything automatically for you. Just because you opened a midi file in another program and it instantly made sound doesn’t mean that’s how it works in Pro Tools.

You have to...
Forum: Getting Started 06-09-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: Akai MPK225 setup

Make sure you install the driver for the 4i4 and select the 4i4 ASIO driver as your interface in PT First.

You don’t need anything special for the MPK225 to work as it should be recognized as a...
Forum: Windows 06-07-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: Using MBox 3 with Audition and Windows 10

I don’t mean to come off snarky, but how can you not find the driver? I’ll concede that Avid muddied the water by referring to the Mbox 3 as just the Mbox, but search “mbox driver” and this is the...
Forum: Pro Tools 2021 06-02-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By Top Jimmy
Pro Tools Aggregate I/O

Does each version of Pro Tools install its own aggregate setup? The OP needs to go to the audio midi setup and check on the configuration of any and all aggregate devices that show up there. Making...
Forum: 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 06-02-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: Files won't import, conversion confusion

Interleaved files have to be converted to multi-mono for use in Pro Tools 8. Don’t sweat it. You’ll still have a stereo region on your stereo track.
Forum: Pro Tools 2021 06-01-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: I/O setup help - I SHOULD ALREADY KNOW THIS!

Right there under the sample rate. I/O Settings: Last Used. Click on it.

Once you have a session open, you can customize your I/O settings in I/O Setup, save it as a settings file, and then start...
Forum: Pro Tools 2021 05-31-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: I/O setup help - I SHOULD ALREADY KNOW THIS!

The pull down menu where it says “Last Used”. Click on it and you’ll find “Stereo Mix” and others. You’ll also find any you made. How do you make and save your I/O settings file? Right in the I/O...
Forum: Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 05-31-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: Looking for someone who has working PT7 system

I’ve got a Mac G4 on Tiger with PT7.4 up and running.
Forum: FireWire & USB Audio Interfaces (Win) 05-30-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 47,293
Posted By Top Jimmy
Mbox Pro Driver Updates

Pick your flavor. Right at the top are the links to the driver downloads.

https://www.avid.com/learn-and-support/pro-tools-mbox
Forum: Pro Tools 2021 05-30-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: I/O setup help - I SHOULD ALREADY KNOW THIS!

“Stereo Mix” is one of the I/O settings you can choose when making a new session. “Last Used” will carry over the I/O settings of the session that was open previously.

I show everyone I work with...
Forum: Pro Tools | Carbon 05-23-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: word clock question

If the Carbon is clock master, you can change the sample rate between your Pro Tools projects indiscriminately.

If the MOTU is clock master, you'll always have to manually change the MOTU clock...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 05-21-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: Clock/Loop Sync Advice, Please...

It is possible to have a small amount of phase shift between the clock in and clock out on a piece of gear. Passing clock serially in this manner can mean that the last piece of gear in the chain can...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 05-18-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: DigiPre sending MIDI Pan

While not a solution to the issue, the workaround is to only select the desired midi input on your midi and instrument tracks rather that leaving the inputs on All.
Forum: Getting Started 05-18-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: Playback engine in Pro Tools First

Pro Tools can be prickly about having only an output assigned. In AudioMidi setup, configure Pro Tools Aggregate to use the inputs and outputs on your MacBook. In Pro Tools, select Pro Tools...
Forum: Pro Tools | First Discussion 05-13-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: Free plugins can't be installed

While Tom is seeking assistance from on high, a question occurs to me. Have you tried installing all these plugins via Avid Link rather than from the downloads in your account?
Forum: Pro Tools 12 05-12-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: PT 12 licence disappeared

Unfortunately iLok licenses have been known to go missing when the license manager auto-syncs at startup. You can try resyncing the iLok, refreshing licenses, moving all the licenses off and putting...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Win) 05-09-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: Trying build my system and having troubles

It’s been asked in this thread already, but you ignored the question. Do you have a license for Pro Tools 11, or Pro Tools 11 HD? If you don’t have the HD license, you cannot use the HD hardware....
Forum: Licensing & Accounts 05-08-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: Pro Tools not activating SPACE or Pro plugins

Yeah, expired licenses can cause a conflict so they should be moved off of the iLok. The only other suggestion I can give is to try syncing the iLok, refreshing the licenses, moving the licenses off...
Forum: Pro Tools 2021 05-06-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: What is going on?

There’s a link for products not yet downloaded in your account. I would look there too.
Forum: Licensing & Accounts 05-06-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Top Jimmy
Moving personal license from Studio iLok

He says he wants to move his licenses from the studio iLok account to his personal account.

Unlinking and linking the iLok accounts in your Avid account is as simple as unlinking the studio...
Forum: Pro Tools 12 05-01-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: Plugins of Mackies Musician Collection cannot be activated

What exactly is asking to be activated? The Mackie Collection? It sounds like the activation step hasn’t been completed. Go through your documentation or look through your Mackie account for...
Forum: Pro Tools 2021 04-26-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,234
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: PT mixer headroom severely reduced to 20dB over 0dBFS. Bug?

Another facet of this issue is that if you import a floating point file with audio above +20dBFS, you cannot use the Audiosuite Gain plugin to decrease the gain of the file. Using AS Gain results in...
Forum: Pro Tools 2018 04-26-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By Top Jimmy
Re: Bus Leakage

Share your session so we can see your routing.
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