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Pro Tools features

Allow duplicate names for tracks for different types.

I understand why you can't have two audio/midi tracks/playlists with the same names. But you should be allowed to have an audio track called "Bass" AND an aux called "Bass".

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Opertaing System(s) : n/a

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8 votes

Pro Tools features

Graphics support for iMac and other 4k and 5k screens

The reason why Pro Tools is lagging on a 4-5k display is because the native resolution of Pro Tools currently supports 1080p. The 4-5k display feature is yet to be added by Avid. The current workaround for this would be switching to 1080 display so Pro Tools wouldn't lag.

 

I am using iMac 17.1 (5k Retina) and it is almost impossible to work with Pro Tools unless I switch to 1080 screen.

 

4-5k graphics support please!

Submitted by (@egliic)

Opertaing System(s) : n/a

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12 votes

Pro Tools features

Beat Detective: more intelligent edit smoothing

Beat Detective: where adjacent clips end up further apart than they were (which is presumably half of all cases), there will be a knowable time window within which you cannot place the edit without creating a plop - it has to be far enough back from the second hit that you don't hear the start of that hit before the edit point. Beat Detective doesn't seem to know to avoid this window, so the plop often occurs before or ...more »

Submitted by (@tomfleming)

Opertaing System(s) : Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, macOS 10.12, OS X 10.11, OS X 10.10, OS X 10.9, OS X 10.8, OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6

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8 votes

Pro Tools features

Disable Grabber Tool "Object" when time selection is present

When a time selection is present and the Grabber tool is accidentally still on "Object" and you click a region within the time selection, the time selection disapears and the sole clip is selected or moved or whatever. I NEVER need this and it kills my sometimes carefully alligned time selection. (Even worse: spot to cursor is executed when holding ctrl at the same time which was intended to lock sliding clips in time. ...more »

Submitted by (@slartibartfast)

Opertaing System(s) : macOS 10.12

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1 vote

Pro Tools features

Pre fade Aux mutes to have option to follow channel mute.

Whenever live monitors are involved and pre-fade auxes are used to send to them, as a live mixer it is imperative that the channel mute also mute the pre-fade signals to monitors. There is needed a button, just like the FMP to follow main Pan we need FMM for follow main mute. In a live situation, when a mic is not being used, then the mixer wants that signal out of the monitors too. Take for example a reed player with ...more »

Submitted by (@stuartallyn)

Opertaing System(s) : macOS 10.12

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2 votes

Pro Tools features

Mute MIDI when freezing tracks

Currently (PT 12.8), when freezing instrument tracks, it will not mute the MIDI output of that track automatically. So, for example, if you're routing several instrument tracks to one instance of Kontakt, when you freeze the tracks, unless you mute the MIDI output of each one manually, they'll still play in the background and use up resources. The feature I'm requesting is to simply make it so whenever you freeze a ...more »

Submitted by (@migueldgoncalves)

Opertaing System(s) : macOS 10.12

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6 votes

Pro Tools features

Entering plugin gain parameters

Why is the so fiddly - and why is the " db" text a part of the value on occasion? No one is ever going to type it.. it should be a part of the graphics, not the text entry.

 

It also is pretty dumb in how it handles typing negative numbers sometimes - ... i.e.: -6 for -6db ... but there's no consistency - sometimes it doesn't work.. or inserts it AFTER the stupid db text.

Submitted by (@neilparfitt)

Opertaing System(s) : macOS 10.12, OS X 10.11

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4 votes

Pro Tools features

Multiple Monitor Support

It's a big workflow enhancer if you have multiple monitors to be able to have a default setup with the various windows assigned to specific monitors. Right now, I have two exact duplicate monitors and it's a struggle each time to drag the entire pro tools window across both and then resize the edit and mix windows to fit nicely within those monitors. Each time I restart Pro Tools I have to go through the process again. ...more »

Submitted by (@strumzilla)

Opertaing System(s) : Windows 10

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8 votes

Pro Tools features

Allow user to skip re-install PACE/iLok stuff with PT

PT upgrades/updates always replace my perfectly good, up to date iLok software, and botch it so that I have to download it from PACE, reinstall it, and reboot an extra time. Just happened again with 12.8. Pure waste of time. Give us the option to skip it, please! Applies to all versions on all platforms.

Submitted by (@elvenminstrel)

Opertaing System(s) : Windows 10

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6 votes

Pro Tools features

View Audio Waves Real Time / Before & After Inserts Applied

Stacking plugins on tracks amplifies processing & changes the original transients of audio. With this feature a user could see how each insert, as it is applied, changes the transient shape of the audio wave of the track giving weight to decision making by providing visual evidence of the changes in wave shape (i.e. the degree something is compressed). This feature could be turned on & off as desired so it would only ...more »

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Opertaing System(s) : macOS 10.12

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7 votes

Pro Tools features

"Hidden Tracks do not lose their Record Enabled Status" as a Preference

Useful when printing stems/masters and making last-minute corrections in source tracks, that are e.g. recalled by a memory locator with the property to only shows those source tracks, but not the printing tracks. Even after the correction and recalling a memory locater, that shows the printing tracks, those have lost their record enabled status. PT could as well "remember" the record enabled status of the print tracks, ...more »

Submitted by (@joachimvonbreitenstein)

Community Discussion Link : http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?t=391945

Opertaing System(s) : n/a

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9 votes

Pro Tools features

Track hight lock

I know we can group tracks and use show and hide in the memory locations window however it would be great to be able to keep selected or grouped tracks locked to a specific user defined hight. Often in post production mixing and editing we want to have a group to be able to be seen but not have them change hights when we are continually adjusting other track hights either in parent groups or the option-all track adjustment ...more »

Submitted by (@steven1)

Opertaing System(s) : macOS 10.12, OS X 10.11, OS X 10.10

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13 votes