Production on two different platforms and compatibilty

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Member Since: Oct 31, 2010


has anyone done a project on two different platforms(software)....and then transfered data(audio and midi files).......

I would like to do some pre-production using a mac(laptop) and logic 8.Then, transfer that info into protools (le 002) to continue work...,,,Possibly, then, transfering back and forth again.
Logically, I am pretty sure this is possible, but,what kind of bugs might I run into) Looking for some advice, enlightenment etc..

Also, would like to get some suggestions for a interface(with 2 decent preamps) to use with mac and logic 8.(Maybe something that will be sweeter then protools pres, so I could then use with protools also...

In addition, anyone have experience with reworking or retrofitting.protools preamps to sweeten them up....(I heard about a place in US that does this)


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Since: Sep 14, 2010

Nov 01, 2010 04:59 pm

Yep. A majority of my projects are strewn across two or even three DAW's. I have even made tracks through email with fellas from out of state.

Some programs work together in REWIRE which is great cuz then both project tempos are the same and they control each other but even if the don't work as rewires clients, its common to export solo tracks and import them into other DAW's. Just make sure you export down to wav files not mp3 or anything else.

Since: Oct 31, 2010

Nov 01, 2010 06:31 pm

thanks I thought as much.However, what about the midi clock.........

How do you exchange midi files from, lets say logic, to protools002

We are recording V-drums on probably logic.and then importing to protools.........................

I understand wave files it that you save the midi data in a specific format(something I am unaware of......)

Since: Sep 14, 2010

Nov 01, 2010 07:13 pm

No, I didn't fully realize what you were trying to do.

hmm.....So you don't want to transport audio from logic to PT. You wanna tranfer MIDI arrangments in such a way that you could still make changes in the new DAW if you desired?

If that is the case, you may have to wait for someone else to answer. HAHA. Sorry.

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Nov 02, 2010 01:10 am

you'd have to export each midi track individually as a general midi for the sound module you'll use, you will have to export the audio (again each channel individually) before applying any effects on it as a .wav file....i'd go with 24bit 44.1k audio as it is pretty acceptable in most software these days.

any audio you record, again you will have to export every track as a .wav file

organization is a must, keep everything named and in named folders, because it can/will get messy.

as for throwing on a plugin reverb or compression , then wanting to move to another system, just forget about it and export the audio, roll from there....assume nobody has any of the plugins you do.

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Nov 02, 2010 01:10 am

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Since: Oct 31, 2010

Nov 04, 2010 01:15 pm


thanks...................I get the idea........single midi, and single audio file transfer!!


it is not possible to transfer a number of midi files all together......hmm

What if you have 20 tracks of virtual instruments in ..lets say...sampletank....

Also, am I right in that each software program recognizes the midi start point(and audio start point) that you have eveything lined up, so you do not have to slide things around on their individual tracks...............

(Like when you hit the transfer play, and everthing starts on one. Also, I am unfamiliar with Rewire(Is this the standard software for this issue...)


Since: Sep 14, 2010

Nov 04, 2010 03:44 pm

MIDI start point yes

Audio start point: only if you scrub the track or tab to transient if you have PT

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