Community Tips From This Week's Podcast Part 1

07-18-2013 10:00 AM

We have had a great response to our appeal for tips from the community and each week we are continuing to give away a storm-trooper iLok to the best tip of the week. Here are some of the tips that were submitted to this week’s show…..

  1. Jonathan Becerra My tip is to make a ritual with your iLok so that you never forget where it is at all times. Since the iLok is the holder of your most valuable licenses I believe that it should be the forefront of your studio set up and tear down ritual. Get a small lock box for the iLok that you can secure to an underside of your studio desk. Once there always start and finish with getting your iLok form the lockbox so that it becomes a habit. Hope this helps with some security and paranoia of messing up or losing your iLok!
  2. Espen Hollund I just want to share some of the shortcuts I use all the time to speed up my workflow. When renaming tracks you can hit cmd+enter or cmd+rigt arrow or cmd+down arrow to get to the next track to the right. If you want to go to the next track to the left hit cmd+left arrow or cmd+up arrow. This saves a lot of time compared to double clicking each track. When I’m zooming I always use the keyboard shortcuts. I then hit cmd+] to zoom in and cmd+[ to zoom out. I also think the possibility to dial in nudging distance in samples is worth mentioning again for new listeners. Set nudging to samples, dial in how many samples you want to nudge, select the clips you want to nudge and hit + or - on the numeric keyboard to nudge. Also the cmd+= is a must-know-shortcut for everybody with just one computer monitor. Hit escape when in the edit window to switch between the different Edit Tools (selector tool, smart tool etc.)
  3. Micke Løvdalen I’ve found a really crazy shortcut in PT 10 Mac. On an audio track, make a selection and press Shift-Ctrl-alt and number 3. This will give you a sine wave at 1k.
  4. Brian Russ Read The Manual aka RTM or RTFM. Seriously, it will save you precious minutes you will otherwise not get back, wishing you had spent time in the alps yodeling out to the valleys below, or whatever.

More later this week, including this week’s winner.