help with pro tools live recording

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by scooterscot, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. scooterscot

    scooterscot Active Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    So, my band got a live recording. Since i have pro tools i asked them if they could give me a copy of it in .ptf so i could edit, add, or just do whatever i want to it, the thing is, im not too good at pro tools.

    The only track that works is the very last one on the right, if i mute that last one, there is no noise. Some one please help.
  2. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Cocoa, FL
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    First thing: Back the truck up and bus everything to the master.

    Does that help?
  3. fourone3

    fourone3 Active Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    Notice where you have the last track's output routed - to Analog 1-2 (third button above the pan sliders).

    Route the rest of your tracks this way and you should be fine.
  4. Like fourone3 mentioned, you are not hearing all the seperate tracks due to the outputs selected on each one.

    Looking at the image, there are 3 un-named audio tracks (8, 12 & 16), 1 un-named aux track (15) and 1 other un-named red track (i'm not sure what that one is).

    Do you really need those tracks for the mixdown process?

    The seperate drum audio tracks are all bused to an aux track via Bus 1 & 2. The output of this aux track is then bused to the un-named aux track via Bus 3 & 4 which has an EQ insert.

    The guitar, audio 3 and vocals are all bused to this same un-named aux track via Bus 3 & 4.

    The output of the un-named aux track is set to Bus 5 & 6 but there are no tracks with 5 & 6 set as the input.

    The easiest solution here is to set all the ouptuts to analog 1 & 2 (if this is the output your using on your interface) and remove the un-named and un-used tracks. This will give you more control over each individual track.

    Also set all the inputs to "no input".

    Hope this helps;)
  5. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Are you freaking serious??? :shock:

    I'm sorry everyone, but this one has me floored.

    You have ProTools, there is a manual under the help function.
    Please read it.
    Because if you're going to edit, add, or just do whatever you want to it,
    you will need to educate yourself.
  6. scooterscot

    scooterscot Active Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Your right. I should learn it. But the three other people were kind enough to help me. So thank you very much bent, fourone3, and tabacco_slammers!
  7. scooterscot

    scooterscot Active Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    And every time i try to read the manual, I fail. I need a new way to learn.
  8. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    OK, my turn:

    Hey, I just bought a Gibson Les Paul, when I hit the strings it makes noises, but I don't hear music, can someone tell me how to use a guitar???

    How will you reply to that???
  9. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    hold it by the little bit on the end of the long skinny bit

    swing it around and around

    then slam it into the guitar amplifier

    when the bits fly
    assume the rock god position
    ... there are many to chose from
    ... I've always been a bit fond of the crucifix
    ... (think Soundgarden Jesus Christ pose)
    the Pete Towsend leap is cool, then raise one arm high in the air

    put the sun-glasses on and leave the stage
    that is if they are not already on ... which they should be

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