OK...sorry; I see now that you are probably going to be setting them up
on 5 different computers? If you decide to go with another software, if
it supports OMF export, it will make import / export from Pro Tools
more possible. Though I think you might have to see if the producer has
something called "Digitranslator" which imports / exports OMF files
into ProTools sessions. I'm not sure if PTLE will import/export OMFs?
Digitranslator is if I recall somewhat of an expensive import/export
tool for what it does - I can't remember what it costs now. You would
have to look into it. I think Bob's idea of contacting Digi is a good
thing to at least inquire about.
"If someone, holding fast to the name of Bodhisattva Perceiver of the
World's Sounds should enter a great fire, the fire could not burn
him...If one were washed away by a great flood and call upon his name,
one would immediately find himself in a shallow place." (The Lotus
On 19-Mar-06, at 1:21 PM, andy Kolovos wrote:
> I apologize for a somewhat off topic post. The Vermont Folklife
> Center is
> poised to begin a Youth Documentary Radio project. Our original intent
> was to use Pro Tools LE as our editing software (via Mbox2 hardware),
> funding concerns (ample resources for administrative and staff
> little for actual gear) have made the purchase of 5 Mbox2 units (at
> $450 each) unlikely. Our radio producer works with Pro Tools LE pretty
> much exclusively--with an exception being Audacity, which we've used in
> several of our training seminars. I'm hoping--with the wide range of
> audio experience out there on this list--to receive some suggestions
> multitrack audio editing software up to the task of creating 5 to 10
> minute audio documentaries on the Mac platform that falls in the $75 to
> $300 price range.
> Audacity continues to be an option, but the stable version--and those
> you who have worked with it probably agree--is wonderful for some
> but for complex editing tasks leaves much to be desired. The current
> release holds promise, but as far as I know isn't really up to snuff
> In my survey of this stuff, I've turned up the following contenders:
> Garage Band ($80), Bias Deck LE ($100), DSP-Quattro ($150) and Mackie
> Tracktion 2 ($150).
> Any insight into these programs for this application, and any thoughts
> other options will be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> Andy Kolovos
> Vermont Folklife Center
> akolovos @ vermontfolklifecenter.org