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Nov 1, 2004 12:00 PM

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Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

Devine Evans is the Pro Tools engineer/programmer for Mary J. Blige, Musiq Soulchild and R&B crooner Lloyd. Check out some of his work at www.allstarr-entertainment.com.

With 50,000 screaming fans, system crashes are not an option! My trick for fail-safe operation is set up two Pro Tools rigs with a perfect mirror of your session, with LTC recorded onto an available track in Pro Tools. Send one TC track out to the input of your sync I/O, USD, etc., so both CPUs act as a master. (This also works using Digi 001s or 002s by connecting the MIDI I/O ports of both rigs to each other.) Now open Session Set Up on both CPUs and go to Timecode Settings. Under Freewheel, choose Jam Sync (if you're using MTC, check the MTC to Port box under Generator), telling Pro Tools to ignore the absence of timecode due to a system malfunction so your backup CPU keeps going. Close Session Set Up, open Transport and click on the image of the clock so both rigs act as a master and slave. Just use an A/B switcher to handle all of your I/O when you switch between the CPUs. If the CPU takes a dive, just switch and your slave becomes the master.






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