Archive for January, 2009

Location Based Smart Folders in 10.5

Find yourself longing for the ability to search multiple locations using Leopard, like you could with Tiger? Here’s a quick fix to get you up and running again.
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ProTools 8 DAE ERROR 6031 and 9128

ProTools 8 DAE ERROR 6031
Figure one: A nagging CPU error I kept getting.

I recently updated one of my systems to Leopard and ProTools HD 8 and one of the first problems I encountered was a nagging CPU error. I could load a blank project and create one single instrument track, place one RTAS instrument on it and get an error within 3 to 13 seconds of hitting play. This is without any midi data on the track, without playing a single note, without any automation, without any other apps running.

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TIP-Create Shouts Quickly (video)

I had a request to post a tip on creating shouts so here it is. This video uses ProTools 8 but everything applies to previous versions as well (except the expanded playlist feature). If you have any tricks to add or have questions please comment below.


Tip: ProTools 8 - Creating Shouts from Noise Freak on Vimeo.


Sound Design: Glenn Beck’s “The Christmas Sweater” (video)

Glenn Beck VideoLeading up to The Christmas Sweater, Glenn and I worked on creating a very subtle environment of sound design throughout the show. He wanted something which wasn’t necessarily noticeable at all times but simply added a sense of immersion for the audience - to place them in the same “space” as the character. There were also some points which he and I thought needed to be obvious and larger than life, such as brief flashbacks, which should rip the audience out of their current environment immediately (as it would happen inside the main character’s mind).  One of the larger-than-life scenes was the storm. Since this is a pivotal and climactic moment in the show it need to envelop the audience. It was by far one of the most challenging scenes to design. Here’s a little insight to the process…

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