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Old 01-18-2010, 09:31 PM
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I'm new to Pro Tools and I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the playback cursor to move when I play back something I've recorded. The Pro Tools Reference Guide says: "Playback Cursor. The playback cursor is a solid line that moves across the Edit window to indicate the current playback location." It then goes on to explain how to change the Scroll features and then gets way over my head. I know this is a "newby" post, but I could really use some help here! Thanks so much in advance.

I have "Link Timeline and Edit Selection" activated, as well as "Insertion Follows Playback." "Dynamic Transport" is not checked. "Window Scrolling" is set to "Page, "Automation Follows Scrolling" is checked and under Setup/Preferences I have "Timeline Insertion/Play start Marker Follows Playback" checked.

Again, I know this is a simple question, but I just want the line moving across my screen while I'm playing a recorded track in the "Edit" window. Thanks!
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:35 PM
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It looks like you're good to go with the parameters you listed. What version of PT our you on?

Another thing to bring to your attention is that the "N" key toggles insertion follows playback. Since it's right above the space bar, it can be easy to hit at times. One of the bigger shortcut key flaws I've come across.

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Old 01-29-2010, 10:36 PM
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Thanks so much. That was it. I appreciate you taking the time to explain it to me. :)
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Another thing to bring to your attention is that the "N" key toggles insertion follows playback. Since it's right above the space bar, it can be easy to hit at times. One of the bigger shortcut key flaws I've come across.

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...and will remain to do so as long as Insertion Follows Playback is assigned to N just above the Play (Spacebar).

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....and get yourself a MIDI controller - with play, stop, etc buttons on it - there's no N key anywhere near those.


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....and get yourself a MIDI controller - with play, stop, etc buttons on it - there's no N key anywhere near those.


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...or just hit the big zero key on the numeric keypad.

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