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Pro Tools, I'm not hating it...

Discussion in 'The LUG Lounge' started by daveyboy, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. daveyboy

    daveyboy Senior member

    I've been "forced" by a new client to use my dusty old Pro Tools 9. It first started out that he just needed to do a day over overdubs and then was going to have another studio mix. I had stated that I much preferred Logic (or DP for that mater) over PT but he didn't care. After the overdub day I decided to do a quick demo mix in one song as I new I could make it sound decent. Smash cut to this last week and I'm now the mixer an yes, it's all been done in PT. Since its just audio tracks and things were recorded consistently it's been relatively painless, dare I say even enjoyable. I can easily import all the mix settings from one song to the next so that's been nice (just like Logic). I've really enjoyed using playlists again ala DP and like the very fluid audio editing. I miss some of Logic's built in plugins, faster bounce to disk and bounce audio track t new track. I have to archive some Melodyne and trigger stuff so that's been painful. Overall I'm thrilled that I've had the opportunity to better learn PT after having owned it for 6 years! During the past month I've been in "school" using lynda.com (which I had subscribe to foot learn another app) so it's been fun. I have another mix project coming up and am debating about doing it in PT or Logic. They're on a budget so I feel like I can work quicker in Logic as that real time bounce to disk thing is killing me. Also, I learn things in a new saw and then go back to my familiar daw and apply the new trick there if I'm able to. I'm still very much a Logic fan boy an if anything. Have more reasons to love it over my other 3 daws. I can only imagine how nutty it is to be Eli with his having to master multiple daws and then teach them!
  3. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Hey Dave,

    Trust me, it's VERY nutty being Eli :D:D

    Glad to hear you are enjoying working in PT. The real time bounce kills me too when I am using PT. Did you find the lynda training useful? I'm curious, because I know you are an experienced DAW user and know your stuff. Did it have a lot to offer beyond the basics?
  4. daveyboy

    daveyboy Senior member

    Hi Eli,
    There's a lot of good stuff there. Yes, there is more advanced stuff there in terms of post production and specialized mixing. The only reason I used their tutorials this time was because I had already joined so that I could learn Aperture:) Coincidently I had the pro tools gig come up so I used them to refresh my foggy memory. I did just see the 2 free videos of yours on groove 3 and picked up the new and duplicate playlists key commands (thanks). There is just so much to learn with all this stuff that unless you use a daw consistently it's hard to remember everything. I just hope I get another pro tools gig soon just so I can enforce what I already know!
  5. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    I hear you. It's the same on my end. I learn the stuff, use it briefly and/or when needed. And the longer the intervals in-between; the more re-learning I need to do. Except for Logic of course; that's like breathing ;)

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