Protools (not really, updated)
Can anyone tell me how to make a protools recording into an mp3 or wav file? A couple of guys and I recorded this great jam kinda thing, and I can't post it unless it's mp3. No program I have can open it, windows media player, etc, except WinAmp. Goldwave and Audacity also can't open it.
Is there a button of some sort in pro-tools to make it mp3?
I know nothing about ProTools but in a pinch you can play it in ProTools and record it in Audacity while it is playing via Stereo Mix input in Audacity. Then you can export to mp3 with Audacity.
Sorry Taso. Have you tried their tech support? I had a quick read, seems like most versions have some sort of Mp3 export... which one are you using? At least in Audacity it's easy to find :roll:
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You could give this a try.
^I think that last one is going to do it. Thanks for the link, and other suggestions guys. I don't have it at my house, so the drummer has to try it out.
Well, finally got around to needing this, we just redid the recording (gonna redo it again before I'm posting it) and I couldn't find any way to convert it still...finally tried Nils advice, and it works like a charm. Thanks a bunch sir.
Taso: not insinuating anything, but not-so-legal versions of Protools and cubase are known for giving troubles in the audio mixdown department. Are you sure he actually got a proper version? Also, what are you using Protools for? If it's just a jam you're recording it would be way easier to use something like Audacity, Kristal or the baby versions like Cubase LE.
Ridiculous bump here:
Do you guys know if this same technique (recording with Stereo Mix in Audacity) can be done on a laptop? I don't have that input option, and I'm in need of it right now.
When you export the file in ProTools you are given an option of whether or not to dither down to 16 bit as well as when you want to and which dither algorythm to use. Make sure you are dithering down to 16bit 44k and choose "convert after render" or something to that effect. Dithering after mixing sounds best IMHO. It preserves the clarity of the mix which somehow seems to get lost if you dither while mixing.
Also, make sure that you are mixing down to .wav and not cda, aiff or some other format. After that you should be able to import into audacity without any issues. If this doesn't work, post again and I'll check it out on my setup.
Just another question, which version of PTLE and what interface are you using?