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RE: ProTools Question | from ronDec 26 2004 - 07:15

cool. thanks dudes.

RE: ProTools Question | from TimDec 23 2004 - 20:57

Ron i have pro tools6.1 and the plug-in Waves 4.0 that has the effect pitch shift which can be added to a track, tracks or a portion of a track and will give you the slowed down effect. i just tried to mix down a track and it works fine and i burned it no problem.

RE: ProTools Question | from mplasterDec 23 2004 - 17:35

theres got to be a plug in that would do that. i mean, if you were to actually slow down a raw digital track in pro tools to half speed you are going to get all sorts of gross artifacts because not aonly are you slowing down the speed and pitch, but also the sample rate. i don't use pro tools, i use Logic Pro, but if i were trying to do what you were, i would simply load the track into a sampler plugin like EXS24 or Kontakt or Mach5 or whatever and then simply "play" the sampled track an octave lower, or whatever. if you truly were going to bounce it to an outboard unit, do it to analog tape if that's available, because it's going to sound sixtyten hundred times better than if you did it to a DAT, and the only DAT i ever had couldn't adjust it's speed as drastically as it seems you want.

there's ton's of PlugIns that do what you are trying to acheive, i guess it all depends on how decked out this guys ProTOols setup is. any simple sampler VST or AU plug will be able to do this. there are some other ones such as OhmForce's OhmBoyz that, if you know your way around them, can provide some pretty sweet tape-type slow-down effects.

if you do any permanent DSP to your tracks make sure you save copies because, unlike running a plug in, you may permanently change your original soundfile with the new shifted one. always save backups. always save backups. religiously.

i lost so much stuff before i learned to make it a habit.

anyhow, hope that helps a bit...

RE: ProTools Question | from ronDec 23 2004 - 16:41

alex, that's what i'm thinking. i don't actually own protools, so i don't use it every day. but the studio where we do some recording has it... and one of the engineer guys said that protools wouldn't do it. you take a track (or tracks) that have already been recorded. then you sort of "add" an effect... and that effect would be taking all the tracks and slowing them down like you're playing a tape machine at like half speed... like the very beginning of "wondering the fields" or some other IDAHO stuff.

RE: ProTools Question | from Seth HowardDec 23 2004 - 16:21

Try posting this on the tapeop.com messageboard if you haven't already.

RE: ProTools Question | from Alex NiedtDec 23 2004 - 13:18

I'm not sure if I'm totally understanding your question. But that doesn't sound correct at all. Most programs allow this type of thing with ease, so I can't imagine it would be that much trouble in ProTools.

RE: ProTools Question | from eDec 23 2004 - 11:52

you're a douchebag.

RE: ProTools Question | from dDec 23 2004 - 08:04

Don't know. Don't care.

re-playing at half speed | from ronDec 22 2004 - 08:17

hey jeff... or any others familiar with protools: is it true that protools won't allow things to be put to CD if they're slowed down to half time? do you have to transfer it to DAT first, slow it down, and then import it back into protools???

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