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Suggestions for Digidesign regarding Pro Tools LE April 29, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Digidesign, Project Studio, Troubleshooting , 14comments

Many people would agree that Digidesign needs to make some fairly significant changes to the Pro Tools LE market in the near future in order to keep the product competing with the many other fine native DAWs. Unfortunately, many of these suggestions are flamed in forums, presented within language of “poor taste”, etc… Well here is your chance to present your suggestions. (more…)

Video: Automating tempo changes in Logic Pro April 24, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Logic Studio 8, Studio Setup, Videos , add a comment

This is just like the Pro Tools video on automating tempo tracks, except now I show you how to make tempo changes in Logic Pro. (more…)

Video: Automating tempo changes in Pro Tools LE April 23, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Digital Audio Workstations, Pro Tools, Videos , 2comments

This video will show you how to automate a tempo change in Pro Tools LE. Changing the tempo of your song is very easy to do (and a Logic video coming soon)[ (more…)

Leopard 10.5.3 very close to release? (time to get exited?) April 22, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Apple, Leopard, Pro Tools , 1 comment so far

If you are a Mac Pro Tools user, you are likely waiting (patiently!) for the Leopard compatible version of Pro Tools. The fact that Digidesign has said they will have an update on the situation “in 1-2 weeks”, and that Apple will supposedly release 10.5.3 “in about 2 weeks” seems very promising. (more…)

Review: Violet Designs microphones- Some Serious Bang for Your Microphone Buck April 22, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Project Studio, Reviews, Studio Setup , 12comments

Recently, Violet Designs sent The Studio Files three microphones for review: the Black Knight, the Finger, and the Flamingo Jr. All three of these microphones are a great buy for the home or project studio. I will talk about each microphone individually, and then at the bottom you will find all the audio examples I recorded with the mics. (more…)

Fix for Audio Glitch: GarageBand, Logic & OS 10.4.11 April 22, 2008

Posted by PJ in : Digital Audio Workstations, Digital home recording studios, GarageBand, Troubleshooting, Virtual Instruments , 2comments

After recently installing Software update 10.4.11 for OSX, I found that some of my Logic and Garageband software instruments produced a crackling, distorted sound during playback and recording. Audio from other sources (iTunes, Quicktime, etc) seemed to be working fine. Oddly enough, the quickest solution was to turn OFF AirPort while using Logic or GB. I’ve since installed an older version of the AirPort software and after repairing permissions and rebooting – everything seems to be in order. For anyone having similar problems, try the two solutions mentioned above and let us know how things work out. I’ll keep you all posted on an update. 

Update: It has been reported on the Apple Support forums (thread here) that the July 2008 Airport update does indeed fix this problem.  The update (for OSX Tiger only) can be found here. 

PJ

Transferring GarageBand Files into other DAWs (Pro Tools, etc…) April 21, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Digital Audio Workstations, GarageBand, Pro Tools , 45comments

If you have a session going in GarageBand, and want to transfer to another DAW (like Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Cubase etc…), you can.  It’s not as clean as transferring from GarageBand to Logic (since you can just open the file up), but this will work just fine for you. (more…)

Let’s open it back up with a quick hint from Digidesign April 20, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Digidesign, Leopard, Pro Tools , 2comments

Just a quick one –

Digidesign has posted this message in the forums on 4/17/08 concerning Pro Tools LE compatibility with Leopard: (more…)

New articles, updates, and videos coming soon! April 20, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Chit Chat, General Announcements, Project Studio , add a comment

Hi everyone

Sorry for the lack of posts recently… things have been REALLY crazy for me.  But, new videos and articles are coming very soon!  Thanks for your patience. (more…)

>:O Push back the calendar, Pro Tools isn’t Leopard compatible for 1-2 more months April 5, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Digidesign, Leopard, Pro Tools , 9comments

Fresh from the general manager of Digidesign:

Q: When will the Leopard compatible Pro Tools LE be ready?

A: We hope to have the new release within between 1 and 2 months from now; some of that timetable is contingent on Apple. (more…)

Is April 7th the day for Digidesign and Leopard compatibility? April 3, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Digidesign, Leopard, Pro Tools , add a comment

This is obviously NOT confirmed, but there is a rumor floating around that Pro Tools LE will be compatible with Leopard next monday, April 7th. (more…)

New Video Ideas: Let us know what you are looking for. April 2, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : General Announcements, Troubleshooting, Videos , 2comments

If you would like to see a video on a specific topic, please let us know!

The Studio Files is here (more…)

Studio Help Files: Email Questions April 2, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : General Announcements, Project Studio, Troubleshooting , 1 comment so far

I’ve been getting a lot of questions via email. I thought I might post some of them here (with the answers) in case someone else is having the same problem. Feel free to email me questions, or for a faster response, post in the comments of an article (if that article deals with your question) or just in the comments on the “About” tab above.

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Digidesign Pro Tools LE and Apple Leopard: The light at the end of the tunnel? April 1, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Apple, Digidesign, Leopard , 5comments

As I said in my last post… it’s April, and yet we still wait.

There’s hope! Apple just released the second testing build of 10.5.3 today (the second one in less than a week). Also, this update is supposed to fix some core audio errors. Sounds promising to me. Digidesign has hinted that they needed to wait for the next version (after 10.5.2) of Leopard to make Pro Tools LE compatible (more…)

Video: Bouncing to Disk in Logic Studio Pro April 1, 2008

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Apple, Logic Studio 8, Videos , 1 comment so far

This video will be just like the Pro Tools bouncing to disk video, only now I am in Logic. I show the same basic process and menu selection options. (more…)

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