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Old 09-07-2004, 03:03 AM
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Default tips and tricks ?

Too soon for this kinda thread ?

Don't have one ... (yet) ... but have been thinking 'bout it quite a bit. from the demo I got I could tell that the 'custom fader' thingy in particular was one with plenty of options. Like bringin the track you want to automate up on it .... in the sweet spot, right where you want it to be.

particullary interested in things the D-control can do that others like PC can't ... or do easier ...
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Old 09-09-2004, 08:53 AM
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Default Re: tips and tricks ?

I'll toss in a couple to get this thread started:

1) At any time, you can hold down the <command>, <option>, and <control> keys and touch an encoder to enable it's current parameter for automation.

2) You can easily build a LARC-style controller for a reverb (etc.) in the Custom Faders Plugin Mode. The only limitation is that you can't control more than one plugin at a time. But you can easily get around this thanks to the Custom Faders Custom Groups mode. Just add the reverb track to the Custom Group multiple times and map the desired parameters onto the faders. If you want to have four assignable parameters, just add the track four times, etc. Repeat for each plugin. Now you can have LARC-style controllers for multiple plugins (ReVibe!) all at the same time. It takes longer to set up than the Plugin Mode but the result is worth it.

3) If you don't want to use up your 12 available Custom Faders Custom Groups for simple tasks, just use one of the 26 Custom Faders Mix and Edit Groups but leave the group INACTIVE. That way, you can instantly call up a certain set of faders (Drums, Vocals, FX, MX, DX, etc.) without the tracks actually "grouping" as far as mixing and editing are concerned.

There you go.

Let's see who else chimes in...

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Old 09-09-2004, 10:50 AM
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I'll toss in a couple to get this thread started:

2) You can easily build a LARC-style controller for a reverb (etc.) in the Custom Faders Plugin Mode. The only limitation is that you can't control more than one plugin at a time. But you can easily get around this thanks to the Custom Faders Custom Groups mode. Just add the reverb track to the Custom Group multiple times and map the desired parameters onto the faders. If you want to have four assignable parameters, just add the track four times, etc. Repeat for each plugin. Now you can have LARC-style controllers for multiple plugins (ReVibe!) all at the same time. It takes longer to set up than the Plugin Mode but the result is worth it.



yea I remember 1) from the demo now ... very cool.

the LARC thingy you just described ? does that custom setup get saved with the session or even way cooler ... does it get saved in the plugin prefs so every time from that point on you can go to that particular edit setup no matter what session you're in ?
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Old 09-09-2004, 06:35 PM
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yea I remember 1) from the demo now ... very cool.

the LARC thingy you just described ? does that custom setup get saved with the session or even way cooler ... does it get saved in the plugin prefs so every time from that point on you can go to that particular edit setup no matter what session you're in ?

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Custom fader Groups are stored with the session. "Plug-in" custom faders are stored in the prefs.
Hence, setting up templates with your favourite custom fader groups is a good practice.
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Old 09-28-2004, 02:00 PM
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- 'FLOP' (ctrl-flip) moves the flipped encoder row to the bottom encoder. Nice feature, but it should be possible to flop to any encoder

- you can view sends/inserts from top - bottom or vica versa on the encoders, depending on what you're used to

- channel meters and encoder meters can show gain reduction from dynamics plugin

What I actually do miss, is the channel matrix, that the PC used to have.
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Old 10-24-2004, 02:25 PM
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There are so many ways to view and access plug in's.

I like going into focus mode, holding down shift and selecting the track plug ins and getting several up on screen at once. Then you can tweek, say the EQ panel, just by hitting select on the track and quickly bring up any tracks EQ right to the dedicated panel by hitting track select. You never have to take your one hand off the EQ knob as you go back and forth with your other hand hitting track select, comparing settings, etc...... Bang-Bang really fast going back and forth for ultra tweek, ultra fast!!!

You can then hide all the on-screen plug in's by hitting option-Plug In from the windows management screen, an easy reach for my thumb/middle finger.
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Old 11-04-2004, 05:23 PM
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On a 32 fader model with the D-control in the middle, and with the new PT 6.7, you can Right center justify the custom faders and the first one starts closest to your right hand and add going away from you to the right. You can make the custom group 16 faders on your right hand and have all the non-custom fader tracks occupying the left side and you can quickly bank around with your left hand and the right hand side sits still, and at any moment you can pop up what you want on the right side. It's like having two completely separate mixers. It's more logical for me since it goes upwards to the right.
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Old 11-04-2004, 07:21 PM
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1) At any time, you can hold down the <command>, <option>, and <control> keys and touch an encoder to enable it's current parameter for automation.


-Eric
Is theer any reason they didn't encorporate a single switch for that?
Aren't there enough stupid key commands yet?
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Old 11-04-2004, 07:58 PM
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1) At any time, you can hold down the <command>, <option>, and <control> keys and touch an encoder to enable it's current parameter for automation.


-Eric
Is theer any reason they didn't encorporate a single switch for that?
They did. It's called the 'auto' button. Located in the bottom center of both dynamic and eq panels.
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Old 01-09-2005, 05:59 AM
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Hey Icon brothers...any new tips / tricks to report?

I can't remember the shortcut for seeing the edit screen whatever you touch, i.e. mutes, volume, etc. by touching the mute button plus what?
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