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Old 07-19-2005, 02:24 PM
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Common .... it's been out for a while ... let's do some user tips. The not directly in the manual kinda stuff or things we might have forgotten about ......

Channel strip related stuff :

- say you have your channel strips in EQ edit mode. holding CTRL + selecting the EQ switch of a corresponding channel will bring up the EQ plugin window of that particular track. Handy way of targetting a plugin window without focussing that track.

Works also in inserts view of course .... CTRL + the select switch of the corresponding insert to bring up that window on screen

- to set the plugin that's in edit mode on the channel strip to factory default : set to default switch + insert switch on the strip. I like to hold the 'set to default' switch while I do that or any action with that button .... be it to make sure it's off when I let go.

Carefull with this one ... if you hit the insert switch on the global channel it will reset ALL strips in edit mode to factory default and you don't wanna do that.
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a pref setting I realy like : Operation / Touch Value ON / OFF

- 99 % of the time I have that set to OFF. Basdically because I don't realy care wether my fader is at -3.6 or -3.8. Neither am I interested in knowing wether the Q for the the MF is 1.8 or 2.1 .... And the show value switch on the global strip makes so much more sence this way. If you rally wanna make sure you're rolling off at 120 Hz then you set the knobs to value. Big advantage of having the Touch value pref OFF is that you know at all times what's under your fingers.
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Old 07-22-2005, 06:23 PM
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Nice topic, Chris.

Did you know that there are 6(!) ways to focus a track on Main unit?

1). Press lower Select button on a track while in Focus mode (‘Focus’ LED is lit on Main unit, indicating that select buttons by faders are used for focusing tracks)
2). Press “Go to” button on Main (located on the right lower corner of the unit) – “Focus on Track” dialog is posted. Type in the Track Position Number or use Up/Down Arrow keys to change Track Position Number in the dialog, hit OK – the track with selected number is focused on Main.
3). With mouse click on plug-in plate or send or Mic Pre plate or panner on track X. If the preference “ApTrgt” is set to “yes” in Soft Keys/Operation, track X will be focused on Main. If preference “ApTrgt” is set to “no” in Soft Keys/Operation, clicking on different track elements in PT session will not re-focus the track.
4). Pressing right “Nudge 1” button in Bank/Nudge section while holding Command Key (Mac) will focus first track in the session on Main. Pressing it again will focus track 2 and so on. Generally, if track with position number X is focused, pressing right “Nudge 1” button in Bank/Nudge section while holding Command Key will focus track with position number X+1. Pressing left “Nudge 1” button in Bank/Nudge section while holding Command Key will focus track with position number X-1. If the first track in the session is focused, pressing left “Nudge 1” button in Bank/Nudge section while holding Command Key will un-focus the track. Similarly, if the last track in the session is focused, pressing right “Nudge 1” button in Bank/Nudge section while holding Command Key will un-focus the track.
5). To focus a track, which is in Input mode:
Should the user need access to the input channel while it is shown in Inline mode, the user can press <Cmd + Select> next to the encoder for the channel and it will focus that track in the Focus Channel Strip.
6.) To focus a track and assign plug-in to CF section, Plug-In mode:
When a channel strip is in top-level plug-in mode, pressing Select switch by plug-in X’s name will place plug-in X in CF section, Plug-In mode – CF section becomes active, the track with plug-in X is focused on Main.

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Old 07-23-2005, 07:37 AM
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6.) To focus a track and assign plug-in to CF section, Plug-In mode:
When a channel strip is in top-level plug-in mode, pressing Select switch by plug-in X’s name will place plug-in X in CF section, Plug-In mode – CF section becomes active, the track with plug-in X is focused on Main.

Cool tips Konstantine,

Nr 6, not sure if I'm missing something, but I think you mean holding the command key + selecting plugin X from the channel strip right ? Because that does what you describe : bring custom faders into plugin edit mode and focus the track that plugin is on to the focus channel strip.

Another one :

the LOCK buttons. There's LOCK buttons on the CF section and on both dynamics and EQ center sections. Plenty of usefull combinations possible with those buttons

I especially like the lock plugin to custom faders. You can for example lock your larc revibe setup to CF plugins and still make full use of custom fader groups, focus channels etc etc ... at any time you can recall your larc setup by pushing the plugin button in the CF section.
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Old 07-28-2005, 02:46 PM
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ctrl + command + touch ANY button, fader or encoder that has a parameter assigned to it that can be automated will turn the corresponding tracks' view into editing mode for that parameter in the edit window.

for example : Ctrl + command + touch the fader will bring that track into volume view .... touch the pan into pan view .... press the mute button into mute view etc etc ...

works of course also with plugin automation enabled parameters.

ctrl + command + track select button will bring that track back into waveform display.


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i love that last one. Is there a way to get back to waveform view via the D-control?
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Old 08-01-2005, 11:54 AM
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i love that last one. Is there a way to get back to waveform view via the D-control?

yes : hold <ctrl + command> while pushing the <select> button of the track on the channles strips
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Old 08-01-2005, 10:05 PM
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Where did you get all this stuff Chris? You are the first ICON god!!!! I am guessing it is all in the manual which I should probably need to go through again. Is this correct? You rule!!!!
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Old 08-07-2005, 07:25 AM
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6.9 changed some automation button behaviour. One of the things I regretted at first was the fact that you could no longer use the dedicated write/trim/touch/read/latch/off buttons to directly target the auto mode for your focussed track.

BUT ... at the same time it added some cool new ways to use those buttons. Some of these allready existed pre 6.9 ... some are new :

There are the obvious ones like holding option + pushing latch for example will put all tracks into latch mode. Or I usually tend to use that one with the read button to make sure every track is in read mode. Or you can do to selected or do to all for that kinda stuff but there's one in particular that I use all the time to enable a particular automation mode on a specific track or number of tracks :

Say you want to put a particular track thats in read mode into latch mode. No do to select (after you select it first of course) and you definately don't want to push the auto button on the channel strip 4 times (half the tijmes I do that I even push it too many times ending up in a cycle to find the right auto mode. NO .... THIS is the way to do it :

Hold the Latch button on the dedicated auto mode section and THEN push the auto button on the strips you want to put in latch while holding the latch button. Cool huh .....
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under the softkeys 'operation' switch there's a button that displays : 'CFTrks ShwHdn' or 'CFTrks HidHdn'

Custom Fader Tracks SHOW or HIDE hidden tracks.

My pref is set to SHOW hidden.

I hate 'crowdy' edit windows with 60 tracks in it, especially during tracking or even more during editing (comping vocals for example). So what I do is hide all 'unneccesary' tracks. During vocal comping for example I will only have my vocal tracks displayed in the edit window for convenience. But I still have access to the track levels and sends levels through the Custom Fader banks. Although hidden, in Custom fader mode with the pref set to 'SHOW hidden' you still have a physical fader if you need to acces a track that is hidden.

Very convenient and time saving pref that is.
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