Ease-of-use in line editing stuff
Posted on Jun 04, 2007 09:52 pm
Member Since: May 20, 2007
I was just wondering if I was alone....
I love acid pro 6 because when you need to drag a track to line it up or zoom in to get a better view of the wave form all you needed to do was click and drag with the one tool that does everything. Same with zooming in, just use the wheel on the mouse to zoom in and out, right?
Im still new to Sonar 6 PE but It seems like they left out those little simple things that keep the headaches at bay.
Just a little fuel for the fire. ;)
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Jun 04, 2007 09:54 pm oh, the same with the little editing tool, in acid the one tool could draw in the audio as well as re-size it and pull it and drag it, I dont see that simplicity and ease-of-use in sonar yet, please correct me if im wrong Im trying to learn still.
Jun 04, 2007 09:54 pm your zooms are on the right hand side of the screen (little magnifying glass)....you can drag a 'lane' vertically to stretch it out....as for the mouse wheel...i bet you can program Sonar to do it...it's pretty open when it comes to shortcuts. i've never messed with it though.
Jun 04, 2007 09:57 pm yeah it's just a WHOLE lot easier to select one tool from the toold bar and be able to use it for everything and not have to keep going all the way to the side of the screen to zoom in, you know? Am i alone in that aspect of inscreasing workflow? Am I making a big deal out of nothing?
Jun 04, 2007 10:00 pm i've never had to draw in audio...but there is a pencil tool, as for moving and resizing audio...the time stretch tool does that....check out it's "groove clips" feature (check help menu) doubble clicking a clip will give you the screen...it's alot like acid (infact it accepts acidized files)....you've spent alot of time with acid and know your way around it....sonar is a huge program and the learning curve isn't a bunny-hill (it's a cakewalk! heh)....nah, just read and learn about it...if you're mostly dooin' looping type stuff...i'd get into project 5, or reason and run them inside of acid....or sonar.
Jun 04, 2007 10:03 pm nah, i'm sure there's a quicker keyboard shortcut....click inbetween the magnifing glasses and just move your mouse
Jun 04, 2007 10:05 pm try keepin' eye on what your mouse does when it's hovering over the edges (and corners) of clips...each is a different tool. right click on the top right and left corners for quick fade in's and outs.
Jun 04, 2007 10:10 pm yeah I just emailed cakewalk support to see if there was a way to get it so the mouse scroll wheel zooms in and out. Im gonna go play with it now.. try to figure out my audio glitch problems.. ugh
Noize2uCzar of MidiAdministrator
Jun 04, 2007 11:21 pm Yes, the mouse scroll wheel can zoom in and out. Read the manual and you'll know what to do to assing things like that.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
Aside from that there is a huge list of simple key clicks that switch tool's, change settings and all of the above gripes you have.
You have to remember, Sonar PE is a much larger tool then Acid 6. Acid was and still is based around a loop creation format, not a full on DAW. And I'm not sure about one tool that does all of the above. Does windows just read your mind to tell if it supposed to zoom or draw or stretch?
Anyway, there are a ton of short cut keys that if you read the help files or the manual you would know about. And as far as that goes, they can all be re-assigned to what ever keys stroke or clicks you wish them to be.
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