Category: Pro Tools

Day 24: Sometimes You Need A Teacher

This past while, I’ve been finishing my Pro Tools 10 Essential Training course on Lynda.com and I found that I learned how to troubleshoot my sessions better.

What Is Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting is a form of problem solving, often applied to repair failed products or processes. It is a logical, systematic search for the source of a problem so that it can be solved, and so the product or process can be made operational again.” – Wikipedia (Because I love Wikipedia)

What I Learned

Pro Tools handles your computers RAM in a way I never really knew about. Knowing about it will now help me be able to streamline my computers processing power in different types of recording sessions. One thing I never knew about was how the undo commands in Pro Tools were stored in your RAM. (But I guess all undo commands in any program are stored in your RAM, so I learned something new all together) You can have a max of 32 undos stored, but each one thats being stored takes memory away from other memory intensive tasks.

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Day 12: A New Course: Pro Tools Essential Training

After learning some basic PHP coding, and experimenting with some new filming techniques, it’s time to move on to a new course and dive into some uncharted knowledge. In my previous post Making Up For Lost Time, I stated that along with wanting to learn programming, I’m also a film geek and audiophile (audio geek). This post will explore a bit more of my passion for film and audio.

My Audio Roots

Between the ages of 10 to 13 I learned to play acoustic guitar, and when I was 13, my Uncle let me borrow his small sound mixer, which I ended with me experimenting with audio almost every day. The computer in my parents family room ended up being pulled into the middle of the room during the daytime, just so I could get to the back of it to compare the microphone and line input as I was trying out my Uncles mixer, plugging in different mics and guitars. Sometimes things sounded okay, and sometimes not so much. You gotta understand. I was 13. I had no idea what I was doing. But I was hooked.

By the time my 15th birthday arrived, I was set on buying my own small mixing board. My Mom ended up buying me one for my birthday (wooo!), and then I bought a pair of knock off SM58 microphones with newspaper route money.  After that, recording gear just kept falling into my lap, either through gifts my parents have given me, gear I found at church garage sales, or people who owned gear and didn’t know what to do with it… so they gave it to me… Awesome, right?

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