I have three cool and useful PTs 7.3 goodies to share. If you already know this ....then.....never mind. I don't get out much!
1-For the mix window, if you'd like to turn an entire fader or group of faders a given COLOR, select the fader or group, then hold "control-option-apple" while you select a color. Then with the mouse clicked drag upward on the color selected and the entire fader or group of faders will turn that color. How much you drag will also affect the intensity of the color.
2-To switch all tracks to "volume automation" view in the edit window simply "control-option-apple" while clicking on a fader handle in the MIX window. You will see all tracks in the EDIT view switch to "volume" automation mode. To switch back to the "wave form" view, simply "control-option-apple" while clicking on the color bar in the EDIT window and all tracks will switch back to "wave form".
3. To double the size of a mono meter in the mix window, "control-option-apple" while clicking the meter and it will double in size. Works even in narrow view.
Has anyone been using the new window configurations list?? It allows you to store different window configs and switch back and forth quickly. Meaning you could have alll of your lead vocal plugs open, and then switch to having all of your master fader plugs, ect.....
You can also set up audiosuite plugins using the windows configurations. No more scrolling thru the audiosuite menu the find autotune or serato. Set up a window config and assign it to a memory location.
For me - .41. = autotune .42. = gain etc, etc, etc
And lets not forget that "right clicking" is now in 7.3 as well. I like it for right clicking on busses or outputs, in order to rename them or make inactive. Also, I like to right click on a track name to delete, make inactive ect. this works no matter what window you are in. There is quite a few... it works in the "workspace window" as well, to mount and unmount drives.
Hey folks. I'm new to the site, but I thought this discussion was interesting. I'm a key command junky and hate "mousing around". I'm just glad they finally made a key command for bouncing to disk. option/command/B. About time!
And not to get off subject, but I've recently been getting a "Bounce handler can't keep up" message. Anybody know how to remedy this? I don't think it's a playback buffer issue, but could be. Thanks!
Will, that error usually happens when you are trying to "convert" during a bounce, when you are bouncing to the same disc that your audio files are on and converting the sample or bit rate. Make sure to choose "convert after bounce."
Yeah, I make it a point to convert after bounce. But I may have neglected to do that. Who knows. It's one of those things that became so second nature that I don't even think about it. And sometimes those are the things I miss. Anyway, thanks Bret! I'll pay closer attention next time!