Protoolz HD session to CubaseSX2

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Reggie, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    The title pretty much says it. A band is going to bring me files from a protoolz session and I am going to be mixing in CubaseSX2. I have tried searching and googling, but I am still a little unsure how to tell them what to do. As far as I can tell, the options are:
    1. Export as OMF, assuming the studio has bought the Digi OMF-exporting whatever.
    2. Set the markers and bounce to disk each track as WAVs, one painful track at a time which will take forever.

    There isn't some option in Protoolz that automatically bounces each track as a wave file, is there?
    Thanks for the help.
  2. jasondirckze

    jasondirckze Guest

    If you're exporting as OMF, make sure the file type is embedded (not wav or aiff) and choose the option consolidate from media or something.

    The other option is to select all the tracks in your PT session, highlight the area from the start, and choose "consolidate audio" or something. Then rename the audio clips so you'll recognize them in the audio folder. When you import them into Cubase, they should all line up.

    It's not as much of a headache as it may seem

    Good luck!
  3. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Thanks Jason,
    But am I wrong or will the "consolidate" function just make a single region out of a track containing several files editted together? I mean, I still won't know where to line them up with other tracks if they all did not start at the same time, right?

    I just read something about routing the output of a track to the input of a new track and recording. Could this be set up so that, say, 24 tracks of audio are all routed to 24 new tracks and recorded at the same time?
  4. jasondirckze

    jasondirckze Guest

    Not at all, as long as you highlight all the tracks making sure that you have highlighted from the start, all the tracks will line up perfectly. I've done it this way many times...

    The other way you talked about seems time consuming. I think the best way is to export as OMF...
  5. wayout

    wayout Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    I havent tried it in a long time, but when I have tried it, OMF exports NEVER worked. It this better now?

    The only dependable way for me has been to do the "consolodate regions" thing in PT, or the equivalent function in Cubase or Nuendo.
    I think this is also the best way to archive IMHO.

  6. jasondirckze

    jasondirckze Guest

    I deal with importing/exporting OMF's daily, and it doesnt seem to be an issue. Either way works in any case...

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