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Postby Shooshie » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:27 am

Dwetmaster wrote:Is there a reason why any "move" and "move a little" are the same. What determines the increment (or decrement) they are supposed to be moving by.

Thanks Shooshie this is great stuff!!!


The answer to "what's the difference between "move" and "move a little" is known only to a few, who dare not release it, lest others know it, too. I can tell you, though, from personal observation, that "move" moves a little, and "move a little" moves a little less. So perhaps they are not aptly named. But we shall keep you as up to date as possible in our translations of arkane and awkward keywords as we become aware of their existence or size, as the case may be.

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Postby Frodo » Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:02 pm

TIP: Keeping Up With MOTU


This is a tip of a VERY different sort.

I noticed recently that MOTU's site has an RSS feed. This means that just by clicking a link, anytime info is updated it will appear in your browser without having to dig through MOTU's site. (Make sure you are using a browser such as Safari which supports RSS feeds.)

It's so nice to click the RSS feed link on any given day to see the most recently added info.

For those who have never used an RSS feed link, it summarizes the info on a webpage for you, then creates a link for each new entry. Each summary has its own timestamp, and only the new updates will appear since your last visit to the RSS link.

This makes for VERY quick info gathering-- eliminating the need to use the site's search engine to hunt for new info all the time.

Here is that RSS feed for MOTU's Tech Notes.

feed://www.motu.com/products/software/d ... s.html/RSS

Here is the RSS feed for MOTU's news updates.

feed://www.motu.com/newsitems/RSS2

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Postby logo80 » Sun Sep 03, 2006 1:46 pm

everyone interested in browsing the whole database of tips by author, cathegory and even single keyword just visit this link:
http://www.dedicatedtotriton.net/dp.shtml
I worked with Shooshie to optimize the output of the search to be printable (just black and white with and the original formatting edited by Shooshie).
I hope he will be soon here again...
any feedback, questions and help will be appreciated
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Postby Dwetmaster » Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:47 am

I've been answering this one a lot on the board.
HOW TO TURN OFF THE AUTO-SCROLLING OF THE MIXER WHEN SWITCHING BANKS WITH YOUR MACKIE CONTROL.

Manual p.990
Press I/O button
go to pref menu
turn SrlTrks off
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Using Folders to organize edit and mixing groups

Postby toodamnhip » Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:58 am

Here's something for the Tips folder Shooshie.

Besides using folders to organize your mix, these same folders can organize your views of what to edit.

Create folders in a way that represents how you'd like track groups to come up for mixing.

Because the trick is this-When you option click a folder, ONLY that folders contents show up in ANY editing window you are in.
Therefore, I create folders and SUb folders so as to enable me to see desired groupings when editing and mixing.

For example...

Vocal.
Master folder called-ALL Vocals -THis is top level and all subsequent vocal folders will go inside this folder
inside of All vocals- Lead Vocals Folder- inside of this folder goes all lead vocal related tracks
inside of ALL Vocals- BG Vocals Folder.-inside of this folder goes all background vocal related tracks


Now, when I am mixing, (or editing), if I option click THE FOLDER- BG vocals, I see ONLY my background vocals. But if I option click THE FOLDER ALL vocals, I will get to see and edit ALL the vocals, as opposed to just the backgrounds. If I option click the Lead Vocals FOLDER-only lead vocals show up.

Apply this hiearchy to guitars, the band mix, drums, or ANYTHING you wish to be able to have appear in an organized manner for mixing and editing.
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Postby chaim » Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:35 am

Category: Setup
Renaming Clippings with "copy" in the name
Works in: Tracks Window
When you drag a clipping containing tracks, DP inserts the word "copy" at the end of each track. This can be a problem when creating songs in the Chunks window, which then must be converted back to sequences later, because it depends on track names to keep tracks together when all the Chunks have been recombined. So, a quick way to get rid of the word "copy" at the end of each track name:
First, option & click on the track name.
Then:
1- press "right-arrow" to place cursor at end of name
2- option & back space to erase "copy" in one touch,
3- then one more back space to erase the space.
4- Use the arrow down to go to the next track.

You can go through a series of tracks in a hurry once you get the "rhythm" down.
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Number 2 doesn't seem to work.

"back space" is the delete button?
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Postby Dwetmaster » Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:44 am

It should....
Back Space is the button right under F12
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Postby chaim » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:44 pm

It does not work by me.

I see that when I hold Option then press left arrow it jumps to the left of the word, so the Option "thingy" is some what working, but not with the delete button.
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TIP Organizing The great advice from Unicorn Nation

Postby toodamnhip » Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:50 am

You can save all the great advice that comes through the nation in one central file for future access, using a folder, an alias of the folder on the desktop and the apple picture taking function shift/apple 4.

Here's what you do:

Create a folder named "DP tech articles- software notes" wherever you keep your important docs. Create an alias to that folder that sits on your desktop for easy access.

Every time a great piece of advice comes through the Nation or from anywhere, hit shift/apple 4 on your keyboard and you'll get a little x icon. Drag that icon across the text you wish to copy, release your mouse and it will take a picture of the article/advice etc and will place the pic on your desktop. It will probably be called "Picture 1". Option click on the picture and re-name it, giving it a short name that summarizes the advise, such as "crash recovery technique" etc. Now drag that file to your DP tech noted alias which is already on the desktop. Now you have an organized place that contains pictures of all the great articles and advice you find. If you have a DP problem, you can quickly go there and find pertanent info on a variety of problems.
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Postby Shooshie » Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:53 am

But they are non-searchable. Better to save the entire pages to the folder. Just click COMMAND-S and save. Then you can find the info with Spotlight. I just like being able to find stuff later, and searching through Spotlight is my best bet these days, with my slowly deteriorating memory.

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Postby toodamnhip » Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:04 pm

Shooshie wrote:But they are non-searchable. Better to save the entire pages to the folder. Just click COMMAND-S and save. Then you can find the info with Spotlight. I just like being able to find stuff later, and searching through Spotlight is my best bet these days, with my slowly deteriorating memory.

Shooshie

Cool I didnt know you could do that. I guess the only drawback is that you are then dependant on the internet and this site being up etc.

Also, my method allows for saving excatly what you need and if you then look in the folder alphabetically, all the topics appear pretty neatly and since they are pictures, they belogn to my data base forver without the need for the internat or the forum to be up and running. Seems like there are adavantages to both methods. It was nice to learn of the save function thoug, do you save as web archive or page source?
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Universal access OSX and sequence editor

Postby gridgital » Sun May 06, 2007 10:21 pm

did not read through the list to see if mentioned or not, but if you find it hard to see on off velocities in sequence editor @higher screen resolutions on your monitor. Turn on white on black preference from universal access menu under system pref. you can also change the size of cursor for easier location if your mouse gets moved when not using.

thanks for all the great tips
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Postby chaim » Tue May 08, 2007 7:13 am

Is there a way that the Mackie Control should respond to track folders?

When a track folder is closed, the rest of the tracks beneath them should move up in the MC.

Hu?
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Postby Dwetmaster » Tue May 08, 2007 7:53 am

I wish that was possible but it'S not yet.
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Banish DP "Pop-Ups", or "Tool-Tips", or

Postby cuttime » Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:22 pm

This question comes up on UN about every two weeks: "How do I get rid of those "%*&%$#" pop-up-tool-help-balloon-thingies? Well, until MOTU provides a more convenient solution, the answer lies here:

http://www.motunation.com/forum/view ... ng&start=0


Warning: This is not for the faint of heart, or those who think software should just "work", however, this solution does work, and really isn't all that hard.
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