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Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by osmuir, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. osmuir

    osmuir Active Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    ok, so i know, soon planning to make the big move to the big time in NYC recording world that i need to learn PT [God, let me PLEASE get a monkey boy job! please please.

    sadly, i hate it [as far as i've used it, i didn't like how it sounded, and it's ugly]

    i've been an emu/ensoniq PARIS user for a long time, and have a love hate relationship w/it.

    that is just backround...

    the real question: what is the fastest way to learn PT so i can get a job being paid more than nothing?

    should i buy digi 001? i'm never gonna actualy need it--i have a 32 track paris system, which i know and sounds great.

    is that the easiest way to learn?


    any job getting advice also welcomed.
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Download PTfree - with your DAW experience you will have it worked out in no time.

    And no money spent!
  3. UTS

    UTS Guest


    I can't see why Pro Tools should sound worth than Paris, really. I have an old PT Nubus rig with 16 Bit and a Digi 001, and it sounds good with some decent converters and the right front end - even with digidesign stuff (888) it sounds good enough.
    Learning PT is a matter of an hour. It's very intuitive I think and I guess this is the reason why so many people are using it. Compare it to Logic for example - I've never understood that software...pure maths!


  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    PT for free.

    It's free!

  5. osmuir

    osmuir Active Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    however: to use pt free you need to get audio into it. i have no general audio interfaces.

    ? am i wrong?

  6. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    It comes with a demo session. And you can use whatever soundcard you have to get audio in, or import .wav or sd2 files.
  7. For what it's worth, I was on PT for a couple of years, in production everyday. About a year ago I went down to Frangioni's place in Miami for a few days of "PT School". It was expensive, but it opened my mind up to all kinds of different ways to drive PT that on my own, I'd have never figured out. Your results may vary, but not a week goes by that a client doesn't mention how fast I've gotten on PT. Now if I could just figure out how to type faster...
    Marc McManeus
    SoundPost Productions
  8. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    You said the DF name....AAAARRRGGGHHHH!!!! You shalt be casted away from this place!! lol!!
    I spent some time with that guy in Boston learning pathbay wiring and studio installation servicing...I did that when I was attending Berklee nonetheless..man did I learn signal flow really well from that!!!
    Anyhue...Pro Tools is intuitive..if you understand audio signal flow and general DAW ethics you will get by just fine
  9. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Opus2000 is absolutely right,

    learn about signal flow ... and about headroom.

    Learn the rules - then break them!!!!
  10. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Learn the rules, so you can break them properly.
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