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Protools 5.3.1 (Mac OS9) session audio files --> Nuendo (PC)


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I've got a question for the ProTools folks out there... I have a LaCie drive with drum tracks I'd like to import into Nuendo... The drive is formatted via OS9 (I'm guessing on the HFS+ file system.) Using MacDrive I was able to read the contents of the drive and transfer the data over to a local drive on my PC... Thought I was out of the water but...

You'll have to excuse my ignorance with both protools and Macs... I've been given what appears to be the protools session directory, but the audio session files don't carry an extension. The engineer told me they would be 24bit sound designer II files, but there must be some proprietary ProTools stuff goin on here... There is a .DAT file in the audio files directory -- I parsed it in a text editor, and did see references to the the audio track titles, along with refeences to .sd2 and other info. My guess is the audio files are \"sorta\" sd2's, but the .DAT file serves as a master lookup supplying protools with timing, samplerate, etc... Anyone know for sure how I can convert these files into a readable format on Nuendo? I'm not concerned with timing, since all the tracks start from the same origin point... I suppose getting these files onto a ProTools PC environment and re-exporting them would be my last resort...

Thanks guys!


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Think I came across something that may help -- a utility called sdTwoWav.exe... I'll give it a shot later tonight, but any other suggestions are welcome!

update -- in case anyone finds themselves in a similar predicament, this little freeware app did the trick perfectly!!!
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