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Discussion in 'Backline' started by C_F_H_13, Dec 31, 2009.
isnt that just holding down cntl when in grid mode for PT?
not the same thing
slip mode in pro tools is a way of sliding regions around freely. (well almost freely, its actually sample locked @ 1 sample highest resolution)
slip editing is something entirely different in cubase. its when you freely move audio wave form inside region boundaries
pro tools has a way of doing this but its fixed by using a value (lowest value is 1 sample) and keyboard only. even if you wanted to slip edit in pro tools all day long, and do it "freely", you'd be holding down the plus or minus key for 10 - 30 seconds each edit. this is why slip editing in cubase is awesome because you do it with the mouse.
in example, you could hover your mouse pointer over a snare transient, engage slip editing key, then drag with the mouse where you'd like that snare transient to be. as you move it, the wave form moves on screen as well, so you can see where you're moving it to. the audio around it moves as well, within the boundaries of a region / start and end points.
its kind of hard for people to grasp because very few daws have this tool, and most of the time the tool is hidden (you hold down a select few keys to engage the mode, its never on a menu or anything)
and i know on the surface, to a lot of people, this sounds like slip editing in pro tools. but its not. slip editing in pro tools is just editing regions without being locked to the grid. slip editing in cubase is moving audio freely within region boundaries without moving region boundaries via mouse.
sorry, not trying to take shots or start anything. i just get super annoyed that the world doesnt know about this awesome editing tool. it actually doesnt just annoy me, it pisses me off a bit. if i had enough money, i'd literally give it to avid to implement the feature into PT.
thanks for taking time and sharing these tutorials with us . you !
good god that is awesome
anyone have any idea how to get something like this going in cubase?
I would like to bump this and ask if anyone has had success finding an easy to use PC program that is pretty similar to quickeys?
as AudioGeekZine said, Autohotkeys is such a PITA
My solution was to learn Reaper.
I know AutoHotkey is capable, it just doesn't want to work for me.
Quickeys is fucking tits on my Mac though.
I accept this challenge! I have a similar hotkey program called Keyboard Maestro. Here's a video of how I created a macro to make new/duplicate playlists:
Basically I just have my mouse hover over the playlist button, and then program it to click at current position, then type N-E-W (to select 'New Playlist'), then hit enter twice. I wish it could recognize the playlist menus, but this is the only way I could figure out how to do it. Not ideal, but still saves a good amount of time.
Also keep in mind that PT will let you create a new playlist, or a duplicate WHILE you are recording new audio to that track. Don't be afraid of hitting record before you have a new playlist ready, you can always make a fresh one while the red light is on!
Also, don't underestimate the power of the Mac OS built in keyboard shortcuts. I see that you created a macro just to make a click track. You can set up a hotkey for any menu item that exists within a program. Just go to your system preferences > keyboard >keyboard shortcuts. Here's a vid:
Ugh, just realized the original post was from LAST year, totally thought this was recent.
All good man. Since the original post I have figured out how to do the playlist stuff with Quickeys. I just hadn't updated this post!
Thanks for the vids regardless.
Hey I'm trying to have some fun with QuickKeys and I'm already running into a problem... I want to use QuickKeys to change my Nudge Set (to make sure it's in Min:Sec) and Value (to set it to 1 sec), but can't get it to work. Why? Because whenever you click on Nudge, the drop-down list is displayed at different position depending on the current value. Any tips to get it to work? Thank you
Ok I found a way using AASteveo's "typing" trick.
sorry to dig up this thread from the dead. I'm looking for a decent PC alternative to Quickeys, mainly for the Quantizing and smoothing macros that the OP demonstrated in his videos ...
Anyone able to help?
Just stumbled across this thread, with these quick keys it really helps to make up for Pro Tools' lack of proper slip editing!
Does anyone have a quick keys file they could send me? (old link is dead) Really want to try this stuff out!
I may have just moved it in my dropbox folder. I'll update the link at some point tomorrow.
sorry forgot all about this.... been a busy week.
This new link would should work.
Thanks alot man! Gonna have a go with this stuff today, I'm sure it'll speed up my workflow a hell of alot!
Just updating again, I've gotten a few messages about the quickeys file. Here's the dropbox link again.