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  • SOURCE-LTC workflow how-to

     soundonfilm updated 8 months, 1 week ago 0 Member · 7 Posts
  • soundonfilm

    Member
    October 5, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    SOURCE-LTC workflow how-to

  • soundonfilm

    Member
    October 5, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    Does anybody have documentation on how to actually implement SOURCE-LTC in a Pro Tools session to get PT to chase? I'm having a time wrapping my head around what has to be routed/linked/nexus'd where. The user guide isn't verbose… examples aren't actual examples, just descriptions of why one would need to read or generate.

  • Robert

    Administrator
    October 5, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    To get PT to chase LTC:
    1- Put Source-LTC in read mode
    2- Assign the audio input in Source-LTC to the core audio input that has the LTC on it that needs to be chased bt ProTools.
    3- Setup the output IAC midi device so the MTC output of Source-LTC is seen by ProTools. Set Up > MIDI > Input Devices. Once the Protools the midi input device is selected then select that device as the sync source in syncronization preferences.
    4-Last you just need to put the ProTools transport "online" using the "clock" on the right.

    Now when audio timecode is presented to the input assigned in Source-LTC, ProTools should chase it. Remember to set your timecode settings in PtoTools to match the time code you are receiving.

  • soundonfilm

    Member
    October 5, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    If I have no outboard gear on a MBP, using source connect pro, nexus, and source-ltc… I should be able to do this, right? "Core Audio Input that has LTC on it"… the LTC is coming from the other end of Source Connect Pro in the box. I don't see that as an option for inputs of Source-LTC. I do have Nexus options, though.

  • kevin

    Member
    October 5, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Hello.
    Yes nexus is your route out of Source Connect, and INTO Source LTC.
    So in LTC, your input will be Nexus.

  • soundonfilm

    Member
    October 6, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Thanks for your help… it helped me understand that my issues were likely outside of Source Connect. Discovered a simple thing that might reduce tech questions about this: The IAC Driver is defaulted to disabled. Putting it online revealed all of the options I was looking for. Immediately able to choose the right MIDI options in Pro Tools and SOURCE-LTC and get TC blaring. I suspect getting it to chase will be successful next time I can test. All set.

    Would Source Elements be willing to set up a time-limited test connection functionality like the echo tests that sends TimeCode? Like maybe a 20 second connection that is automatically dropped to hold the load down on your system? Just an idea. Thanks.

  • Robert

    Administrator
    October 6, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Hi, we don't have a TC echo. That said you can record your own timecode from Source-LTC into a track on your DAW. Then take that audio file and play it out to the input of Source-LTC and have your DAW chase that time code from audio file of time code being played out of what ever app you choose…. perhaps Quicktime player or another DAW like Reaper.

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