Post by jeromemason on Jan 11, 2018 20:51:40 GMT -6
Have any of you successfully created an OMF or any other type of file that will go from Cubase Pro 8.x to Protools 12.x?
I need to be able to figure out how to make the "lanes" basically be playlist in Protools and everything drop in on the timeline exactly as it came out of Cubase. If I have to do something special or whatever I'll do it, but it seems to me that the OMF format should work and do all this automatically, it used to at least. For some reason I can't get this to work, so if anyone out there does this all the time or knows of a silver bullet way of making this happen I would greatly appreciate that info. There is basically nothing online that I can find.
Post by jeromemason on Jan 12, 2018 13:20:27 GMT -6
Well Billy always just tells them to consolidate the main playlist and send him files to drop, at least that's how he did it when I was there. But, Chuck might know, I'll have to get ahold of him. Thanks bud.
Not much help, but I go back/forth sometimes (on three sessions today actually) between PT and Logic and found that the AAF format works much better. OMF has been buggy for me. AAF very stable. Wouldn't bet that playlists or take folders (logic) would be possible to export though.. or is it? I always explode takes to new tracks before exporting. Would be super happy to learn a short cut.. :-)
I use Cubase (main DAW) and Protools when I need to.
I have ave not seen any way to convert lanes to playlists and deliver playlists through OMF TO Protools. I really wanna say you can’t.
also, unfortunately Cubase does not support AAF. Nuendo does if you have a friend that will open up a Cubase project in Nuendo for you bur I don’t think AAF will export the lanes as playlists for PT.
You can can do a multitrack export all at one time in Cubase. If you do this and then change lanes and do it again until you export all your lanes the person on the other end can then create a new playlist for each multitrack export you send. this is a bit of a pain on both ends but will work.
I usually try and convince clients to allow some time at my place to comp everything before sending one completed multitrack export to them.
Post by christopher on Jan 16, 2018 11:33:32 GMT -6
I had a similar problem. I was testing out Sonar 10 and I tracked a client that couldn't nail a take from start to finish ever. Tons of takes in every track, all needing to be comp'd. Then Sonar slowed to a crawl. I tried everything to export BWF but the playlist/lanes didn't export that info. Eventually I had to offer a big discount rate and we spent a good 6-8 hours listening and bouncing every take. Very frustrating but I was so glad when it was over.
I then went back to Reaper and Protools, I can track with both without worry. They place a BWF time stamp onto the wav during tracking that will then snap to the timeline in each program. I don't know how Cubase works but it might be worth a shot to see if Reaper can read it?
In reaper 5: Insert> media files. find the cubase audio folder, select all. reaper asks insert to separate tracks? yes. This will put all the audio (lanes) onto separate tracks. After this, select-all so the waveforms are highlighted, right click on a waveform>item processing>move items to source preferred position (BWF). Punch-ins will show up in the right place if this worked.