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Old 5th September 2007
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Pro Tools M-Powered Help

The DUC seems DOA, so I'll ask you fine folks...I am a Cubase/Nuendo guy, and I recently had a good friend bring me her album to mix. The project was recorded on a Pro Tools rig, so I bought the M-Audio Black Box interface/PTMP 7 package with a bunch of plugs, etc. I was thinking about getting a small PT rig anyway, since I have no experience with the program, and as I get more work, I will eventually have to know it as well as I do the Steinberg stuff.

I can't seem to import the Session into PT7. I could not get it to open as a session, but I could import the individual audio files...but since they are not time-stamped, everything started at 0:00:00 and I have no intention of recreating dozens of punch ins.

Am I doing something wrong? I can't seem to find anything on how to import a session on line...or in the accompanying instructional video.

I'm on the road for the next month, and I brought this project with me hoping to get some work done on the bus and on days off. Now it looks like I might ship it all back home if I can't get this sussed. Can I have a PT HD system open and then re-save them as something I actually can open in PTMP? I think our front of house guy has a full-blown rig out here...

Here's my rig:

MacBook Pro 2.16gHz, 2 gig RAM, ProTools M-Powered 7.1, M-Audio Black Box interface. Her files are on a Western Digital Firewire drive.

Thanks for the help....!
Old 5th September 2007
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What version of Pro Tools was it created on?

Have you tried "import session data"?
Old 5th September 2007
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yeah, try importing session data, one track at a time.

If you want, PM me, and you can send me the session file to test on my system.

Was it created on Mac or PC?
Old 5th September 2007
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OK. I open up PT7, create a new session, go to file/import/session data....I get a menu with all of the songs, as well files called "autorun". "autorun.inf", "Desktop DB", "Desktop DF", "Digidesign Databases", "Finder.DAT" and "System Information".

If I open a song ("Dreamland") file I get: "AUDIOF~1", "DREAML~1", "Fade Files", and "FINDER.DAT.

When I open the "AUDIOF~1" folder, I can see all of the individual tracks. They have a gray screen with green lettering icon that reads"exec", and they show up as Unix Executable files. They will not import.

If I import as audio files, they need to be converted and end up all starting at 0:00:00. Apparently, the album was recorded using mixed file formats...some have Cubase icons. I am stymied.
Old 6th September 2007
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Ohhh crap, 1st rule of thumb should have got ptools academic due to its omf. 2nd maybe they were tracked on windows on a fat32 hd partition due to the way your posting the wav file names. whenever the tilde key (~) is in a file it means the file name was or were truncated so yeah that may be the most serious problem. And nuendo rules!
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