Revoice Pro 4 & Pro Tools – your guide to getting started

The Pro Tools AudioSuite/AAX Link plug-in can capture audio tracks from Pro Tools (PT) to Revoice Pro (RVP), optionally create RVP processes automatically, then transfer (render) the processed audio back to a selected PT track. Basic instructions are shown in plug-in control window. You can build up complex RVP sessions and make manual adjustments to RVP processes before rendering the processed tracks one-by-one back to selected PT tracks.

Pro Tools setup

Before using the AudioSuite/AAX Link plug-in, make sure in Pro Tools that the Session Setup window shown below (found in the Pro Tools Setup menu under Session) is set either to 00:00:00:00 or to a desired timecode offset.

This Pro Tools Session Start offset will be added to the captured audio start timecode and be used as the timecode start in Revoice Pro.

The Sample Rate settings for the Pro Tools Session and the Revoice Pro Session need to be the same.

Opening the Link plug-in

Select Revoice Pro Link in the PT Audio Suite>Other plug-in menu, shown right.

Once selected, you will see the Revoice Pro Link plug-in control window (below). At the top are the standard plug-in controls. (Detailed information about header controls is available in the PT Help system.)

The only plug-in settings that are reliably supported for transfer of audio are "create continuous file" and "entire selection", which essentially grabs everything you have selected and makes one continuous audio file for use in RVP. (From PT 12.6 no other modes of operation can be selected with Revoice Pro Link.)

"Use in Playlist" must be turned on (blue) if processed audio from RVP is to be successfully rendered back to Pro Tools and appear in the session playlist (as opposed to the list of available clips).
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Opening and showing Revoice Pro

There is a button in the plug-in window that enables you to Start RVP if it is not already open, or to Show RVP if it is open and you want to reveal its session window:

Creating and pairing sessions

The Link plug-in works by pairing your Pro Tools (PT) session with a new or existing Revoice Pro (RVP) session. This way, you can build up a complex RVP session and save it for subsequent use alongside the related PT session. It does this by saving the full file path of the PT session in the RVP session. If you rename or move the PT session the RVP session will need to be paired with it again.

New session

To create a new RVP session, paired with the current PT session, press New in the plug-in window:

Existing session

To link to a previously saved and paired RVP session, go to RVP and open the saved RVP session.

Re-pairing sessions

To re-connect to an existing RVP session (in case the pairing has been lost for some reason), open the session in RVP, turn on the green Link button in RVP, then select Pair in the plug-in window:

Plug-in control window

Once an RVP session has been created or paired, you will see the audio capture and rendering functions in the Link plug-in control window, shown below, which are described in detail in the following sections. Essentially, audio from PT has first to be captured by RVP, a process created in RVP (plug-in Functions can do this automatically), and the processed audio rendered (transferred) back to a selected PT track.

Revoice Pro Link Switch

Revoice Pro Link Switch

Revoice Pro Link SwitchTo transfer audio using any of the Link Plug-ins to Revoice Pro, the Revoice Pro Link Switch must be ON (green as shown left) in the destination Revoice Pro Session window.

Otherwise, the Link plug-ins will display an error message.

Only one Revoice Pro Session can have this switch ON at a time.

Next topic

Topics in this section: 

Capturing audio from Pro Tools using the link plug-in

Apply a Process

Transferring the audio back to ProTools using the link plug-in

Revoice Pro 4 & Pro Tools – your guide to getting started