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Pro Tools 9 works with any interface

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ProTools9Opener 150x150 Pro Tools 9 works with any interfaceI am so happy to announce that avid has finally given us the chance to use  Pro Tools no matter what audio interface we own. Taken from the avid site:

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What sound card should I get? USB or Firewire?

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FireWireUSB 150x150 What sound card should I get? USB or Firewire? A sound card is also known as an “Audio Interface”.

There are 3 basic types of sound cards:
1)      PCI
2)      Firewire
3)      USB

PCI connects right behind your pc. It’s a bit difficult to access it, but it has little latency.

USB audio interface is easy to access it but has more latency.

Firewire audio interface is easy to access it and has little latency as PCI.

So you recommend firewire, but what’s the difference between USB and Firewire?

USB promises you more speed, but it doesn’t uses this speed at maximum.
FIREWIRE promises you less speed, but always uses this speed at maximum. Read more »

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What speakers should I get?

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krk rokit 150x150 What speakers should I get?Well my friends, when you mix you have to make sure that you listen to all the frequencies with no distortion to the sound.

 

  • The most important thing is to have a nice flat sound.

Don’t use the 50$ super-duper Logitech speakers with the EQ-boost from Realtek driver. It may charm the sound when listening to a song but in mixing we need as flat as possible sound. ( I said that didn’t I? )

Ok I got that, but why?
You must let the listeners choose to add bass and stuff if they want.
Your job is to create your sound and your sound must be real. If you turn EQ-boosts on or if you’ve bought speakers with a relative higher bass/mid/high response then your speakers are lying to you. Read more »

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How to get the Minimum Latency of your Sound Card

m audio fast track 150x150 How to get the Minimum Latency of your Sound CardA couple of tips that will help your pc to “breathe”

Of course I won’t tell you to afford a pc with as much cpu and ram as possible. You already know that. I’ll tell you a couple of tips to make your pc less “laggy”.

 

 
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