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If you're a premium member of lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you're watching this tutorial on a DVD-ROM, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. Be sure to copy the exercise files onto the hard drive that you'll be using with Pro Tools. That drive should not be an internal drive in your computer that's running your applications, instead it should be an external drive or a separate hard drive installed inside your computer. Watch the connecting your Pro Tools system video for more information about hard drives.
Also note that if you're using a DVD, the Pro Tools files will not playback from the DVD itself, you'll definitely need to copy those onto your hard drive. Each chapter of this course has a folder for its exercise files. Inside each chapter you'll see sessions and folders for each video that has exercise files associated with it. The Pro Tools session files for each exercise are located inside of each of these exercise folders. The .ptx file is the Pro Tools session file.
I am going to double-click on this one and open it up. Now you may run into a few dialog boxes or warning windows like this when you open up the session files. This one says, Some bus paths were made inactive because their mapped output paths are unavailable. Please visit the I/O Setup dialog for more information. Now that's just saying that the signal routing in your computer system is different from the one that is on my computer system. So we don't really need to worry about that and so when it says, would you like to save a detailed report? You can just click NO, and not worry about it.
When the session opens up, you might see this Missing Files dialog. Keep the Automatically Find & Relink button highlighted. This means the Pro Tools will automatically search your hard drives and find and relink the audio files in the session. This speeds up the process of getting your session up and running, so I'm going to press OK, and you'll see the audio files become relinked in the session really quickly. Now if you don't have access to these exercise files, the videos in this course will be more than adequate to demonstrate the concepts and techniques needed to use Pro Tools 10 effectively.
You can also create your own sessions to mimic what I do in the videos to further enhance your understanding.
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