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Pro Tools HELP

Discussion in 'Pro Tools' started by tcprang, Mar 24, 2008.

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  1. tcprang

    tcprang Guest

    For some reason, certain session will not open. This happens randomly. I recorded three songs for a band this past weekend and two of the three session files won't open. I was able to open up one of the backup files for one session, but I ended up losing a few guitar parts. Does anybody know what this is? I'd appreciate any help.

  2. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Guest

    What operating system??
    What Protools version??
    What are you recording to, internal system drive?? FW drive??

    Are your backup sessions corrupted??
    Do you have the backup option checked??

    Sorry for the questions, but you did not divulge enough information.
  3. TheBear

    TheBear Guest

    what does it say when you try and open the ptf files?
  4. tcprang

    tcprang Guest

    Windows XP, Pro Tools 7.0, I'm recording to an external drive. I think that may have something to do with it.

    The first four or five session backup files were corrupted. I just kept going further back until it finally opened up.

    I tried opening Pro Tools first, then opening the session. I tried just opening the session. Neither worked.

    The corrupted sessions open up completely, to the mix window and then the windows error message pops up where it says "send" or "don't send". A couple of times it has said "Access Violation has occurred". Also, I've gotten the "C+ Virtual runtime library" thing as well.
  5. tcprang

    tcprang Guest

    This is still an ongoing problem. I need help. Very badly.

    Tonight I went through every single back up file on a particular session with absolutely no luck. This is really dissapointing and discouraging. Especially when I have people paying me. I'm going to have to give the money back. I still have the audio files, including all of the bad takes. This means I have to go through every file and hope that I can find the right ones.

    After Pro Tools loads up, it opens to the Edit window. All of the tracks have a gray tint to them, and the "dyn" button on each track is selected. Pro Tools immediately quits and I get the message that asks if I want to send the error report or not.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Drum Track

    Here is one of the songs that is about.. 60 - 70 % finished. I like the song a lot, but it's really dissapointing that I can't fix how loud the vocals are. I can live with everything else.

  6. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    It sounds like your files are being sent to different locations - dynamically (dyn) arrayed? instead of where you instruct them to go when you initially set up a project ( I think this is an option to save storage space)- perhaps you have inadvertently set that up as your default. I think I know the area inside PT that you're dealing with, but I don't have PT in front of me right now. I could be dead wrong - so don't quote or sue me. Its very easy for files to get inside the "audio files" folder that is automatically created. I've learned to be VERY careful when I set up a new project with where I am saving.

    I think your quickest solution would be found on the digi website. There's a lot of people who can help you a lot faster. My gut tells me the files aren't corrupt just not able to be accessed without importing from another session's audio.
    Try the Digi user conference - they're good people

  7. tcprang

    tcprang Guest

    I'm going to give this a try. I appreciate it a lot.

  8. tcprang

    tcprang Guest

    I went into the pro tools file, to the plugins file and took out all of the plugins. The sessions opened perfectly, with inactive plugins. Turns out it was the waves plugins that I had. Suckss.
  9. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    I don't get why this would fix the problem. Can anyone explain it? Anyone have any idea why this occured?
  10. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    Is this a legit copy of waves with an I-lok key? Are we dealing with a cracked version of the software and all that that implies?
  11. AlTheBear

    AlTheBear Guest

    I'm willing to bet this was probably the issue.
  12. tcprang

    tcprang Guest

    It was definitely the reason why this happened. There's no way I could spend thousands on plugins. One day, when I can afford it I'd be willing to.
  13. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    If you can't make it sound good with the plugins that came with ProTools LE, you're not going to make it sound any better with cracks. When you've gotten good with what you legally own, your clientelle will afford you the price of new plugins.
  14. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

    Stealing is perfectly normal, perfectly healthy.
  15. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Healthy if you don't count the company who loses out.
  16. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

    I guess it was hard to detect the sarcasm in my last post.
  17. tcprang

    tcprang Guest

    Whatever you say man...

    The waves plugins were something nice to have. The only ones I used were the RComp, Q8, and the RVerb. It's not a huge deal that I don't have them anymore.
  18. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    What do the plugins get you anyway...a decent reverb sound? I like the reverb I get from the default plugins, hell, even from free ones.

    The biggest problem is the singers at the other end :p

    PS, HalifaxSoundGuy: Had to get my comment in, as ever. Someone shouldda outta told me to shut up.
  19. tcprang

    tcprang Guest

    I thought the Rverb sounded really good.
  20. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Am I not the only guy here who plans on ripping this guy a new one?!?! :shock:

    Seriously - first you come around and use valuable time from some of our members just to find out that the reason is because of CRACKED PLUGINs??!!!

    And then you shrug it off as though it's no big deal.

    Consider yourself lucky that I find myself more busy than I can handle right now. You see, so far, over the past 2 years, I've made over $10000 in rewards turning in a@@holes who steal and pirate software.

    You don't think it's serious and it's only a few plugins?

    Well, gee, I like the way a M50 sounds...I think I'll go take one. It's not hurting anyone since I'm not stealing a bunch of them. It sure sounds better than my stock set of mics too, so there's no harm done.


    (No, not you BenT)

    Please, the next time you post here, make sure your hard drive is cleared of all cracked plugins and software. If not, I'll feel compelled to kick some cyber-ass.

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