Hey Seth,sethlit wrote:That's a solid idea too. I need to make sure to always have a "beginning my mix" save in case things get corrupted. I kept having problems after importing an older session's data. After working and saving to a new file, I wouldn't be able to ever open it. So, I'd be stuck importing the session data again...and again. I think I had some file or session that was ultimately corrupted.
I did finish the bossa, "Bossa for Mandy" (if you feel like listening to it). Thanks for the advice and my new saving routines.
I have to admit though, I've been seriously considering a move to Cubase or something (research needed). I've got a pretty nice setup I7-860 processor with 8gig memory, WinXP. And I want to upgrade to Win 7, but I'm pretty nervous about its compatibility with Pro Tools. Not to mention...it would be nice to audio edit/record in 64 bit, so I can utilize all of my memory (which Pro tools doesn't do). I do use Kontakt 4 and superior drummer 2, which would hopefully be okay with Win7 64bit too. Man! Maybe old school tape with session players is the way to go.
In regards to your current situation, are you utilizing the Auto-Backup feature? If not, you can configure your sessions to automatically save themselves at an interval you set. I've got mine set to auto-save every 5 minutes.
I recently upgraded to PT 9 on a Win 7 64-bit i7-950 with 8GB RAM. So far I haven't had any major issues with PT. Prior to that, I was running PT 8 on XP for the last couple of years, and after doing some of the recommended system tweaks, it was pretty much rock solid for me. Back to PT 9... I'm also using Kontakt 4 and SD 2, the 64-bit versions, and have yet to have any problems with them.
Have you been on the AVID forums? http://duc.avid.com
There are some great threads over there on how to optimize your system for peak PT performance.
- Big Blue