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Old 04-13-2021, 06:26 AM
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How can I import a Spotify track into Pro Tools? I cannot do this directly. Do I need to first import into my computer? A couple web searches talk about using a 3rd party program to convert to Mp3 but is there a simpler way?
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Old 04-13-2021, 06:31 AM
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It’s a streaming platform. You can’t legally download the music.


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Old 04-13-2021, 12:23 PM
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Is there any program that allows you to record any stream into Pro Tools thru an "aggregate" IO setup(Soundflower, perhaps)? I record youtube stuff into PT by routing my computer's optical SPDIF into my Presonus Central Station, routing that to the CUE outputs and patching that signal into my PT interface. If you don't have a monitor/source router, you might consider adding one to your setup(this is only 1 of several advantages that kind of unit adds)
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Old 04-13-2021, 01:40 PM
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AudioHijack Mac Only though

Free and awesome!

https://rogueamoeba.com/audiohijack/
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Old 04-13-2021, 03:59 PM
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AudioHijack Mac Only though

Free and awesome!

https://rogueamoeba.com/audiohijack/

Awesome? Yes. Free? Definitely not.


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Awesome? Yes. Free? Definitely not.


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It works 100% until 10 minites and who needs that. It will make a sound after 10 minutes yes but the download that is FREE is definately awesome and works great. IMHO

And the OP did ask how to record spotify songs Not 3 hr long Podcasts and you can record as many times as you want up tp 9:59 seconds and then start a new recording. It doesn’t count 10 minutes in total. Just under 9:59 and you can use that for as many times you want and use the free version as long as you need.
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Old 04-14-2021, 03:23 AM
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At the risk of sounding puritanical - and I say this as someone who did a ton of home taping in the 80s, so I'm not exactly innocent in all this - can't you just pay the $0.99 for the track? I'm not sure as professionals we should be advocating ripping one another off, not on a public platform at any rate.
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At the risk of sounding puritanical - and I say this as someone who did a ton of home taping in the 80s, so I'm not exactly innocent in all this - can't you just pay the $0.99 for the track? I'm not sure as professionals we should be advocating ripping one another off, not on a public platform at any rate.
Agree with that but the usage i think it is made for is if there is a great drum sample or an effect that we wanna try to make our own version of etc, although never used it for downloading a whole song considering we already pay for Spotify monthly for unlimited listening and would be useless to download. Spotify and Pandora et al have offline streaming so the only way we use the app is for grabbing one shots like drums or a vocal sound to process into something new both from soundcloud and youtube and streaming services alike.

The reason I posted was to answer the OP and as said we use it to grab a sound or a sample of a kick or snare we really love and make it own or or try making a new version and use the sampled file as a reference.

And to your .99c comment, spotify is a paid app and you cant ”buy” a song for .99c from said app as Spotify and Apple Music is already paid for monthly. I really wouldn’t promote ripping songs and so on here or elsewhere. The songs are copyright anyway so ”stealf from a paid app like Spotify” would not make any sense anyway. Thought the OP wanted to find a software to ”grab” sounds like drums etc and make t their own. Not try to get free download songs as he has spotify for ex and he already pay for that. This is a whole other discussion for another day IMHO

We are a signed production team and live off music and couldn’t be more against copyrights material anyway as we lose money on that but everyone in modern pop music and DJ’s re-use drum samples, guitar and vocal samples for tweaking and so on anyway of Copyright material so as long as you dont use these apps like we did with Napster i wouldn’t think the legal owner would care or even notice if his or her kick or snare was used on another song.
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The easiest way is BlackHole. It is a free download for a 2-channel and/or 16-channel virtual audio bus (Mac only).
It is pretty much the same as Soundflower (which is not supported anymore)
You just create an Aggregate device with BlackHole as the input device and route your System Audio (the speaker icon on your Menu Bar Extras) to BlackHole.

This is also useful for recording any video presentation (YouTube, etc.) to QuickTime because QuickTime doesn't let you select the output of an application directly, only an Audio Device

https://existential.audio/blackhole/
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