He's putting some of his old original material into an album. He's the lead vocal, rhythm guitar, bass, backup vocals by family member. He's supplied a version of Pro Tools to one of our old guitarists so he can supply his lead guitar parts and possibly some backup rhythm. He's doing all that in his home studio then sending that on to his mixer who also supplies his live drum tracks. He mixes and sends it all to another for Mastering. Any parts I might contribute would be added to the session while still being compiled in his home studio, prior to the mixing stage.He sounds like so many - pompous and protective. Could you not communicate with the guy mixing it? Cut him out of the loop? If he's not mixing, what's he doing?
Been using Pro Tools since 1998-9. Back then you had the choice of recording in Sound Designer II files or wav and most people on PT used SDII. AIFF is mostly used for audio for video IME. I am currently on the newest PT version and it won't play back the old SDII files plus the default recording file system is using wav. There must be something getting lost in translation. Can't see much point in 96 khz unless doing orchestral or archival but that's just me. Converting to AIFF is easy done as has been pointed out.
From what I've been reading on the subject, this is right on.... ...
Matching sample rates is nice but ProTools doesn't care if I have a 96k session and drag in a 48k wav. It will just auto-resample it on the way in so, even with a mismatch, it's still literally drag+drop.
ouch. It's a long and winding road on Protools, but it IS the industry standard for some pretty good reasons. The FX and plugins are in a universe of their own, it seems. and I thought midi was for video game quality... but no... theirs is really good.I'm thinking he wants me to be a part of the whole project with mixing and using all of Pro Tools native FX processing and plugins. Now he's offering to help finance my aquisition of Pro Tools.. I declined.