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Best Answer Dellers , 07 August 2013 - 11:31 AM

You should just make an audio track (mono) and insert POD Farm, and then you just have to choose the right input and arm the track and make PT ready to record. I've made a screenshot just in case. Might be a bit small, but I think you can see the black circles.

 

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#1 thrash4ever

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:16 PM

Hi guys...

 

I purchased the all-in-one bundle from Guitar Center that comes with the Mac Mini, M-Audio Mobile Pre, Pro Tools 9, and Pod Farm 2.55. I can get podfarm working in Garageband and Reaper, but I just can't seem to get it to do what I want on Pro Tools. I really want to limit myself to ProTools since I bought this thing and ought to be using it, so what I really need is a step-by-step.

 

Can somebody tell me:

  1. What type of new track should I insert?
  2. My biggest problem is that even the couple times I've figured out how to hear Podfarm through ProTools, I have not been able to actually record anything. After inserting a new track and selecting the Podfarm plug-in, how do I get it from THAT point, to where I can arm the track, hit record, and actually record.

Please bare in mind I am somewhat computer illiterate, but I follow directions well. I come from a strictly plug in and play musical background and am just now getting into home recording to still provide myself a creative outlet, so there's a lot of things that I still am figuring out.


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#2 thrash4ever

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:27 AM

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#3 Dellers

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:31 AM   Best Answer

You should just make an audio track (mono) and insert POD Farm, and then you just have to choose the right input and arm the track and make PT ready to record. I've made a screenshot just in case. Might be a bit small, but I think you can see the black circles.

 

PODFarminProTools_zps9ebdcd39.jpg


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#4 Triryche

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:16 PM

What POD Farm 2.5 license did it come with, Hardware Independent or i-Lok?


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:20 PM

What device are you using for input?  Make sure that you have that selected in ProTools as both your hardware device, and as the playback engine in the "Setup" menu drop-down.

 

In PT10, make sure that you have your input source selected in the track that you are going to record.  If you are going to use the POD Farm plug in later, record the track dry.  POD Farm will allow you to record the track either wet or dry.  It can get confusing here, as ProTools may decide to rename the inputs.  For example, in my setup the wet input is labeled "Guitar" and the dry input is labeled "Mic"

 

The POD Farm 2.55 plug in is not for initial recording.  It is best used as a post recording effect applied against a track you've recorded dry. 


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:56 PM

What device are you using for input?  Make sure that you have that selected in ProTools as both your hardware device, and as the playback engine in the "Setup" menu drop-down.

 

In PT10, make sure that you have your input source selected in the track that you are going to record.  If you are going to use the POD Farm plug in later, record the track dry.  POD Farm will allow you to record the track either wet or dry.  It can get confusing here, as ProTools may decide to rename the inputs.  For example, in my setup the wet input is labeled "Guitar" and the dry input is labeled "Mic"

 

The POD Farm 2.55 plug in is not for initial recording.  It is best used as a post recording effect applied against a track you've recorded dry. 

 

I am using an M-Audio MobilePre that came with the bundle. I'll try tinkering with the inputs and see if that ends up with something being recorded, thanks!

 

 

 

What POD Farm 2.5 license did it come with, Hardware Independent or i-Lok?

 

I-Lok.

 

 

 

 

You should just make an audio track (mono) and insert POD Farm, and then you just have to choose the right input and arm the track and make PT ready to record. I've made a screenshot just in case. Might be a bit small, but I think you can see the black circles.

 

PODFarminProTools_zps9ebdcd39.jpg

 

Admittedly I tried that and it didn't work. Maybe the trick is with which input it is like what BigChas said. It's kinda crazy, I feel like I am doing everything I should be, but it just isn't working.

 

 

Needless to say, I'll try again on my next day off. Thanks guys for your advice, and if it works I'll put that my problem has been answered.


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#7 Triryche

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:14 AM

The i-Lok POD Farm will not run as a standalone, it will only run as a plug-in.


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:52 PM

Thanks for all your help everyone. I finally got it up and running today and recorded at least a basic track. Now to finetune my tones and mixing abilities. You guys are awesome!


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