I'm absolutely blown away by the videos I've watched so far on Batch Commander. Hats off to the Slate team.
I have a client that I produce about 1500 voiceovers for every month that all require the same outcome - 1 x VO with music and 1 without. Each needs to have the same client ID number and job name/description and the one without music has to say 'no music' after the ID and name.
Can Batch Commander simplify the process of bouncing out both versions of the VO (1 with music and 1 without) and allow me to name the first one manually and then add 'no music' in the name of the 2nd one?
They're a great client but it's such a tedious job. I'd gladly pay a lot more than the BC price if this is at all possible as it would help me regain some sanity.
Should be pretty easy to accomplish that with batch commander. Are you on ProTools 10 or ProTools 11? Can you upload a screenshot of what the bounce should look like??
Also, can u upload as screen shot of what the session looks like? is each VO a different session??
I think if you name the session with the client id and stuff you could use this for PT11..
1. Copy Session Name 2. Bounce to disk 3. Tab 4. Paste 5. Enter 6. Delay (how long are the VO's) 7. Scroll to track 1 (music track) 8. SHIFT M (MUTE TRACK) 9. BOUNCE TO DISK 10. TAB 11. PASTE NAME 12. TYPE "WO MUSIC" 13. Enter
download this BC to get you started. Just change the delay time as need (this is set for 3min right now)
Thanks for the reply. I'm not back in the studio for a few more hours but I'll upload some screenshots when I get there. Yeah, I'm running PT11 HD.
I found that one VO per session got too hard to maintain so I make each session one (calendar) day of VO's. It doesn't work with other clients but with this client it seems to be the best approach.
I name each dialog track properly (eg. ID 123456 - Client Project Reference Name) - so maybe BC can work with that. The backing music is randomly picked from a small library that sits at the bottom of my session template. When I bounce out I name the 1st bounce the same as the dialog track (ID 123456 - Client Project Reference Name) and on the 2nd bounce I just mute the music track and add 'no music' to the name (ID 123456 - Client Project Reference Name - No Music).
I'll buy Batch Commander today and start experimenting with the info you've provided.
Ok I think i got the trick to get it to work for your needs. As long as you name the track that you want to bounce correctly and make your music tracks all the same group and use the "mute group 1-10" BC to mute them after the first bounce.
1. Copy Track Name and paste to bounce name and bounce. (20 sec delay) 2. Mute Group 1 (Make this your music tracks) 3. bounce and paste clipboard name and type "WO MUSIC"
load this into the user preset and edit to your needs... to create the user folder you need to save a generic key command to the user quick list before trying to import these..