Saturday, January 24, 2015

Re: [Avid-L2] Introducing Avid Pro Tools "First" -- For Free

 

AVID has done this before.  They had ProTools Free, and AVID free DV, around 15 years ago, if memory serves.

I used to run them both on an iMac DV (remember the ones that came in all the bright colors with a tube monitor?)

Dave Hogan
Burbank, CA


On Saturday, January 24, 2015 10:11 PM, "blafarm@yahoo.com [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


 
A page out of Blackmagic's playbook ... well, almost:





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[Avid-L2] Introducing Avid Pro Tools "First" -- For Free

 

A page out of Blackmagic's playbook ... well, almost:


http://apps.avid.com/ProToolsFirst/



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Re: [Avid-L2] Positive Avid support experience

 

I have had the same experience!  SNAFUs with updating a dongle, had sincere, courteous, responsive, friendly service from a rep named Ashi. I was very pleased. 

I think they are still saddled with a glitch- and failure-prone licensing system, though. 

Ricardo Ismach
OHSU
Portland VAMC
Casual Dog Productions, LLC

On Jan 22, 2015, at 12:45 PM, Rupert Watson rupert@root6.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Greg

 

Rick Lowenstein, who is head of this sort of thing at Avid, is trying very hard to ensure this sort of experience is more and more the norm. He gave a presentation at the Avid Sales Conference which was very sincere, straight shooting and humble. They have every intention of getting the wait times down to a few minutes and to clean the stables in general. I am sure they / he would appreciate any and all positive feedback. Marianna is no longer alone!

 

Rupert Watson

+44 7787 554801

www.root6.com

 

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I did a last minute update (actually, after the last minute) on a client's 3.x dongle - purchased through VideoGuys.

There was a problem with mis-matched serial numbers, and, although I 'pinged' Marianna to let her know I might be bugging her about it eventually, I tried dealing directly with Avid support - and got great service. The problem was solved with just one phone call and a few emails. (I originally tried just to email about the problem after the trouble updating, but eventually had to call.)

I know this should not be a surprise, but it was, and I wanted to say that Marianna may not be alone in sincerely trying to take care of customers. Or, more likely, she's setting the shining example that others are starting to follow.

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[Avid-L2] Suggest audio component(s) for 5.1 monitoring?

 

While the L discussing is swinging toward audio... I received a 5.1 mix that I've back into our final edit. What central audio output component(s) should I consider to turn my stereo playback system into surround?


I have: an iMac (i7, late 2013), OS X 10.8.5, MC 7.03

5 Dynaudio Acousitcs speakers (powered, XLR input) 

1 BagEnd InfraSub 18 Pro (5 XLR I/O)

Grace m903 DAC - USB in from iMac, stereo out, key feature: digital volume level display


My guess is I may need something like a MOTU HD Express, which is priced right, but my iMac doesn't have an PCIe connection that it looks to require.


The MOTU HDX-SDI has Thunderbolt, and 8 channels of XLR output, and other nice features that I don't necessarily need, but I do like having the ability to ingest SD... I have some old tapes I need to transcode.


Thoughts? Suggestions? Alternatives?


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Re: [Avid-L2] [FR] Audio Grouping A, B, C...

 


Exactly. Would also let you more easily set RT AAX effects on these busses.

On 23 jan. 2015, at 20:01, John Pale pale.edit@gmail.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

actual busses

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Re: [Avid-L2] [FR] Audio Grouping A, B, C...

 



John,

I appreciate you taking the time to pass along that explanation.
I hope you have a great weekend.
Cheers,
-B

On Jan 23, 2015, at 12:43 PM, John Pale pale.edit@gmail.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

You would not need to gang/group 5,6,9,10 together in the first place.  You send them to a bus fader for mixing.


If you need to tweak an items individual faders you still can.  If you need to adjust them together, you use the bus fader with its own key frames.  Get it? 

On Friday, January 23, 2015, Benjamin Hershleder Ben@ContactBen.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 


On Jan 23, 2015, at 11:11 AM, "John Pale pale.edit@gmail.com [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

You assign whatever tracks you want to mix to a single bus which works downstream from your tracks.  You adjust one fader for that bus.  It's more powerful, because you can adjust stuff independently first (or later).   Premiere Pro can do this.


With that feature, if I'm understanding correctly, I'm affecting every track on that bus in its entirety? For example, I'm routing *all* of A1 and A2 to "Bus 'A'" (?).

If that is indeed the case, how would I be able to execute what I wrote earlier?
For example: what if I wanted to to adjust a single stereo sound effect (two mono tracks) on A5 and 6 (so I have them Grouped), without also adjusting the music on A9 and 10 with are also Grouped.  . . . In MC they would all move together. <<-- I hope all that makes sense.

Thanks for any insight you have time to share.

Cheers,

B







On Friday, January 23, 2015, Benjamin Hershleder Ben@ContactBen.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 



You'll have to school me on that John.
I'm woefully ignorant in the more advanced audio topics.
"I am but a simple caveman…" ;)

-B
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On Jan 23, 2015, at 11:01 AM, "John Pale pale.edit@gmail.com [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Having actual busses would be nicer.  

On Friday, January 23, 2015, Benjamin Hershleder Ben@ContactBen.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 



Feature Request:

In the Audio Mixer:
It would be great to be able to Gang (now called "Group"), let's say A3 & A4 together as a distinct "group" which is totally separate from a group that includes A7 & A8, for example. Right now, if I switch on the "Group" feature in the Audio Mixer for A3, A4, A7, and A8 they are, of course, all ganged/grouped together (move one slider, then they all move).

I believe that ProTools has this ability to have "Group A," "Group B," Group C," and so on.

Have a good weekend L2-ers!

Cheers,

Benjamin
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OT: Re: [Avid-L2] [FR] Audio Grouping A, B, C...

 

Mr. Jay,
You forgot the most important part.  While placing the mics on the drums be sure to put a bowl under each side of the drummer.  When he drools equally in both bowls you know the drums are properly balanced.  Ducking behind the drum riser now.  Hey I was a percussionist in my youth so I can poke fun at drummers.  At least the drummer likes to hang out with musicians, bada bing.  ;-)



---In avid-l2@yahoogroups.com, <jay_mahavier@...> wrote :

The best example of this is for Drums.  Lets say you have 8 mics on a drum kit and each mic goes to a channel on your mixer.  You adjust those channels so that all the drum mics balance well together.  Then you buss (or sub) them to a stereo pair.  So when you are mixing you can adjust the stereo pair and bring the whole drum sound up or down.  But you can still reach over and pull an individual mic on the kit up or down.  

Jay


On Jan 23, 2015, at 1:11 PM, John Pale pale.edit@... [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



You assign whatever tracks you want to mix to a single bus which works downstream from your tracks.  You adjust one fader for that bus.  It's more powerful, because you can adjust stuff independently first (or later).   Premiere Pro can do this.

On Friday, January 23, 2015, Benjamin Hershleder Ben@... [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 



You'll have to school me on that John.
I'm woefully ignorant in the more advanced audio topics.
"I am but a simple caveman…" ;)

-B
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On Jan 23, 2015, at 11:01 AM, "John Pale pale.edit@... [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Having actual busses would be nicer.  

On Friday, January 23, 2015, Benjamin Hershleder Ben@... [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 



Feature Request:

In the Audio Mixer:
It would be great to be able to Gang (now called "Group"), let's say A3 & A4 together as a distinct "group" which is totally separate from a group that includes A7 & A8, for example. Right now, if I switch on the "Group" feature in the Audio Mixer for A3, A4, A7, and A8 they are, of course, all ganged/grouped together (move one slider, then they all move).

I believe that ProTools has this ability to have "Group A," "Group B," Group C," and so on.

Have a good weekend L2-ers!

Cheers,

Benjamin
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Re: [Avid-L2] [FR] Audio Grouping A, B, C...

 

The best example of this is for Drums.  Lets say you have 8 mics on a drum kit and each mic goes to a channel on your mixer.  You adjust those channels so that all the drum mics balance well together.  Then you buss (or sub) them to a stereo pair.  So when you are mixing you can adjust the stereo pair and bring the whole drum sound up or down.  But you can still reach over and pull an individual mic on the kit up or down.  


Jay


On Jan 23, 2015, at 1:11 PM, John Pale pale.edit@gmail.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



You assign whatever tracks you want to mix to a single bus which works downstream from your tracks.  You adjust one fader for that bus.  It's more powerful, because you can adjust stuff independently first (or later).   Premiere Pro can do this.

On Friday, January 23, 2015, Benjamin Hershleder Ben@ContactBen.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 



You'll have to school me on that John.
I'm woefully ignorant in the more advanced audio topics.
"I am but a simple caveman…" ;)

-B
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On Jan 23, 2015, at 11:01 AM, "John Pale pale.edit@gmail.com [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Having actual busses would be nicer.  

On Friday, January 23, 2015, Benjamin Hershleder Ben@ContactBen.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 



Feature Request:

In the Audio Mixer:
It would be great to be able to Gang (now called "Group"), let's say A3 & A4 together as a distinct "group" which is totally separate from a group that includes A7 & A8, for example. Right now, if I switch on the "Group" feature in the Audio Mixer for A3, A4, A7, and A8 they are, of course, all ganged/grouped together (move one slider, then they all move).

I believe that ProTools has this ability to have "Group A," "Group B," Group C," and so on.

Have a good weekend L2-ers!

Cheers,

Benjamin
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Re: [Avid-L2] [FR] Audio Grouping A, B, C...

 

You would not need to gang/group 5,6,9,10 together in the first place.  You send them to a bus fader for mixing.


If you need to tweak an items individual faders you still can.  If you need to adjust them together, you use the bus fader with its own key frames.  Get it? 

On Friday, January 23, 2015, Benjamin Hershleder Ben@ContactBen.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 


On Jan 23, 2015, at 11:11 AM, "John Pale pale.edit@gmail.com [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

You assign whatever tracks you want to mix to a single bus which works downstream from your tracks.  You adjust one fader for that bus.  It's more powerful, because you can adjust stuff independently first (or later).   Premiere Pro can do this.


With that feature, if I'm understanding correctly, I'm affecting every track on that bus in its entirety? For example, I'm routing *all* of A1 and A2 to "Bus 'A'" (?).

If that is indeed the case, how would I be able to execute what I wrote earlier?
For example: what if I wanted to to adjust a single stereo sound effect (two mono tracks) on A5 and 6 (so I have them Grouped), without also adjusting the music on A9 and 10 with are also Grouped.  . . . In MC they would all move together. <<-- I hope all that makes sense.

Thanks for any insight you have time to share.

Cheers,

B







On Friday, January 23, 2015, Benjamin Hershleder Ben@ContactBen.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 



You'll have to school me on that John.
I'm woefully ignorant in the more advanced audio topics.
"I am but a simple caveman…" ;)

-B
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Benjamin Hershleder




On Jan 23, 2015, at 11:01 AM, "John Pale pale.edit@gmail.com [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Having actual busses would be nicer.  

On Friday, January 23, 2015, Benjamin Hershleder Ben@ContactBen.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 



Feature Request:

In the Audio Mixer:
It would be great to be able to Gang (now called "Group"), let's say A3 & A4 together as a distinct "group" which is totally separate from a group that includes A7 & A8, for example. Right now, if I switch on the "Group" feature in the Audio Mixer for A3, A4, A7, and A8 they are, of course, all ganged/grouped together (move one slider, then they all move).

I believe that ProTools has this ability to have "Group A," "Group B," Group C," and so on.

Have a good weekend L2-ers!

Cheers,

Benjamin
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Benjamin Hershleder




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