Pro Tools features

Lock session after bounce

Hello! I think it would be a nice feature in the bounce window to be able to "lock session after bounce (allows playback only)" and with an add-on tick box "continue working (rename session)" That way you can always safely come back to the same exact mix and edit as your stereo or 5.1 down mix. Eventually with a password too for protection against other unwanted changes, children, colleagues.. coffee..? :) just a thought.. ...more »

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Session changes sample rate to match AirPlay 44.1 limitation

I work with Radio/TV productions which (at least in sweden) are often 48k sample rate sessions. I own an Apple TV which appears in the playback engine selection as "AirPlay". I used to find it very useful to be able to listen to mixes straight from PT11.02 to my TV/Radio speakers. Until I realized that this only works with 44.1 sessions. Choosing AirPlay playback engine with a 48k session open will give you ONE warning ...more »

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Use normal permissions for session folders

In creating a session, Pro Tools sets the permissions for the session root folder and any of its sub-folders such that 'Everyone' (on Windows) or 'everyone' (on Mac) is a user and may read/write the session contents. This causes usability and privacy issues. Usability issues: Windows requires confirmation of permission mask changes when transferring or modifying these session folders. Such a common task therefore ...more »

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Improved 'Import Session Data' dialog.

I use Import Session Data constantly. I am often frustrated by its design. It uses a poor choice of GUI elements in a number of places. Example, the use of a dropdown menu for the Track Data to Import setting. Dropdown menus can support a long list of choices (but not too long) and benefit a lot from being laid out heirarchically, which serves as a quick-guide to the user to find what they wanted. What dropdown ...more »

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Pro Tools bugs

Loading and Importing Plugins Options

It would be nice if we had an option to "force load" samples, even if we received the "running low on memory..." message. When re-loading a previously stable session I loose my plugin containers with a "warning... running low on memory" error and the only options are "ok" and "cancel" .... neither of which does me any good. But if I manually add the tracks, I can forcible load it and run a stable session. Please fix this ...more »

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Nested sessions within a region.

Sony vegas does this.. Where a single region plays the stereo output of an entireley different session. Like Logic's 'Pack folder' but actually better. This would be great for SFX editing - if you have a single ie: explosion that was 10 layered elements - it would show up as a special collapsed clip / region. If you did a keycommand it would take you into that region as an separate session. You could do your mega ...more »

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Pro Tools bugs

Relink Offline broken in 8.0.5

If a session is opened and relinking is skipped when the session launches, Relink Offline does not do anything when selected from the Project Window after-the-fact. It worked in 8.0.4, but as of 8.0.5 it is broken (at least under Windows 7). The only way to relink offline is to re-launch the entire session. Furthermore, when a file is then re-linked, it still shows up in the session as an offline region (in the region ...more »

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Pro Tools bugs

Fades processed as audio on session import

When importing session data from a different protools session file (which is part of the same overall session folder), the imported tracks' fades are "rendered" as audio, not calculated from scratch . Not only is this incredibly slow to the point of not being practical and a sloppy way to handle session data, it also causes ProTools to become highly unstable when the amount of fades is huge (e.g. takes RAM hostage) ...more »

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Pro Tools bugs

Import Chord Map Bug

When using import session data, the chord map will always be imported from the source session regardless of whether you have that checkbox enabled or not.

This bug has been present since the introduction of the chord map in 8.0 and is still present in 9.0.5.

I'm getting very sick of having to restore chord maps from backups!

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Transfer session to hard drive/Synchronize session option

One feature that I can see being added to the Pro Tools universe is the ability to transfer session to hard drive. This will serve two purposes. One would be to back up the session. Another would be to transfer to an external hard drive, to take on the road on a mobile situation. That can go hand and hand also with "Synchronize Session". That would be able to have operators sync changes done to the session. This would ...more »

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Increase Session Length

Currently in PT9 at 48k the session length is limited to 13 hours, at 96k its limited to 6 hours and at 192k its only 3 hours... Why? When conforming a film soundtrack I need 13+ hours (eg 6 reels, orig starting at 07.00.00.00 and conformed version at 01.00.00.00) so with PT9 I currently cannot work on film at 96k without messy workarounds.... When working on sound libraries at 192k or 96k I always need longer sessions ...more »

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Version(s) Affected: 1.0-10.x

Version(s) Addressed In: 11.0

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Pro Tools features

Session Documentation

I could really use an in-session documentation feature. I always include a RTF file with a log of my hours that I worked and what I did. It would be nice if PT had a feature that would log my hours and allowed me to comment on this log and then print or export it. This would be a simple feature to program and would make documentation much easier to keep on top of.

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Smart Session Cleanup Function

I would like to have a smart, half-automated way for cleaning up sessions after a mix is done.

The function should allow me to remove unused playlists, consolidate all audio files, delete unused audio regions and put everything in a new folder that contains only the audio needed for the session.

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