AVID / Digidesign Pro Tools Session File Repair and Conversion
Pro Tools, originally named "Sound Tools" was first launched in 1989. At that stage it was a basic audio editor for stereo files. After further enhancement, a new version of the program was developed and renamed Pro Tools, which offered 4 tracks of digital audio recording. Digidesign continued to enhancement the Pro Tools software, added a MIDI sequencer and multitrack recording at 16-bit / 44.1 KHz. By 1997, Pro Tools reached 24-bit, with support of up to 48 tracks. Since the late 1990's Pro Tools has become the industry standard for disk-based digital audio recording. Pro Tools files can be identified by the file extensions .PTS, .PTF, and .PTX. Pro Tools on Mac System 7.x, 8.x, and OS 9.x have no file extension.
Over the years, Pro Tools has released many versions of the software, ranging from HD (aimed at the professional market) and more basic versions like Pro Tools SE and LE. In 2005, AVID acquired the German company who owned Pro Tools. Over the years, Pro Tools has gone through many changes, including dropping RTAS and TDM plugin support in Pro Tools 11, and also changing the native audio file format from sound Designer 2 (SD2, SDII) to WAV.
Pro Tools users commonly run into problems opening sessions created in the 90's to early 2000's (PT1 to PT 5) on Mac System 7.x, 8.x, and OS 9.x which will report missing audio files. Even after searching and locating the files on the hard drive, Pro Tools will often still be unable to open them. This is an issue with the Sound Designer 2 file format, and often occurs when project files and folders are moved from one machine to another, backed up, or opened on a different platform than the one the files were originally created on (such as moving from Mac to PC). Deep Signal Studios can resolve these issues and repair Pro Tools files in situations where audio files can not be opened or imported.
In addition to repairing and restoring Pro Tools files, we can convert your Pro Tools projects to other DAW formats including Digital Performer, Cubase, Ableton, Garage Band, or any other DAW or sequencer file format you wish.
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