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Pro Tools Toolkit for Mac

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    Introduction (5:35)


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    Media Drive Compatibility (14:53)


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    Plug-In Compatibility & Management (10:00)


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    Session Compatibility (8:15)


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    Mac Preferences Settings (8:27)


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    Delete Pro Tools Preferences (6:14)


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    Delete Databases & Volumes (5:10)


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    Repair Permissions (7:08)


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    New Admin Account (5:28)


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    Checking RAM (6:00)


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    Illegal Character Names (7:56)


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    Red Delay Compensation (2:34)


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    MIDI & Core Audio Problems (6:14)


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    Cannot Initialize Playback Device (1:45)


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    Uninstall & Re-Install Pro Tools (6:46)


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    Setting Pro Tools Preferences Pt. 1 (9:41)


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    Setting Pro Tools Preferences Pt. 2 (10:53)


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    Get the Most from your System Pt. 1 (7:15)


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    Get the Most from your System Pt. 2 (12:19)


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    Latency (5:43)


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    Managing iLoks (10:11)


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    Drive Problems (4:41)


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    Disk Allocation (3:54)


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    Missing Files Pt. 1 (8:11)


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    Missing Files Pt. 2 (8:06)


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    Missing Files Pt. 3 (7:19)


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    Missing Files Pt. 4 (10:48)


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    Session Auto Backups (7:13)


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    Project Backups (5:50)


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    Archiving & Off Site Backups (6:14)


Do you want Pro Tools to run as smoothly as possible on your Mac? Well, Pro Tools master Mike Thornton has produced another amazing set of tutorials, this time explaining how to properly troubleshoot and optimize your Mac based Pro Tools system. With over 10 years of experience providing support within the industry, Mike has most likely covered it, so if you're having a problem with Pro Tools on your Mac, there's probably a video here to help you fix it.

The series starts with important, general troubleshooting techniques, media drive selection and plug-in compatibility management. Session management and preference settings are covered, as well as showing you how to optimize your session. Mike then gets into the heart of maximizing Pro Tools' potential, and then shows how to successfully delete preferences, databases, and volumes.

Next, Mike demonstrates how to check for bad RAM and illegal character names, as well as explain typical Core Audio and MIDI problems, what to look for, and how to resolve them. When the time comes to uninstall and reinstall Pro Tools without losing valuable information, Mike shows you the best way to do it. Rounding off the series, with 4 videos on how to resolve missing files, as well as videos on disk allocation, latency, and many other common problems are discussed, empowering you to recognize and resolve them.

If troubleshooting has become troublesome, this collection of videos saves the day and shows you how to do it easily. The time for guessing is over... Watch Mike Thornton's "Pro Tools Toolkit for Mac" today and make all well in the Mac Pro Tools universe.


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Nyj
Submitted 11 months ago

Quite helpful but too slow

There's a lot of good stuff in this, but the guy is so slow and his voice is putting me to sleep a bit. Also, things are so different in PT 11 that quite a lot of this content doesn't apply, or is confusing.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools

Response from Customer Service:

Hi and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It's certainly appreciated.
I'm very glad you found a lot of good stuff in the tutorial. This particular tutorial was shot before version 11 came out so it will not have any updates from 11 (or 12).
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ldweller
Submitted 2 years ago

Dated but still full of good and insightful inform

Part of an annual subscription and not the first lesson I looked at but I'm glad I did. Good information.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Sound for Film/TV

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started working with sound doing the theatre productions at school when I was around 14, putting together sound effects tapes for plays and also doing the lighting, completely self taught.

2. What training have you had?

I served an apprenticeship at Marconi's in Essex, England, home of the inventor of radio. I have an ONC & HNC in Electronics and then became their audio test and development engineer.

3. When did you get into recording?

When I was at school but I got a lot more serious when I was in Essex becoming chief Engineer of Hospital Radio Chelmsford, as well as providing sound services for the 'Am Dram' scene in Chelmsford.

4. People you have worked with/for?

Acoustic tracks for The Alarm, albums for Fairground Attraction, whilst I was at Piccadilly Radio in Manchester. Since then I have made so much programming for BBC Radio as well as OBs for ITV in the UK. I was the first person to do a live Dolby Surround transmission in the UK.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I have been training folk on Pro Tools since it was v2.5. 4 tracks on a good day with a following wind. People say I am patient and can explain techy stuff simply. I am also a media apprenticeship mentor and assessor for a variety of schemes here in Manchester, England where I am based.

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Pro Tools Toolkit for Mac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Quite helpful but too slow There's a lot of good stuff in this, but the guy is so slow and his voice is putting me to sleep a bit. Also, things are so different in PT 11 that quite a lot of this content doesn't apply, or is confusing.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Dated but still full of good and insightful inform Part of an annual subscription and not the first lesson I looked at but I'm glad I did. Good information.
Date published: 2016-10-20
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