User Guide Index

Playback, Scrubbing and Monitor Controls

 

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In this section we described the basic functions for playing audio from Revoice Pro through a monitoring system.

There are many options that support this. The most basic one is to use the computer's built in sound system. However, in professional environments, this is not always possible. Revocie Pro provides monitoring plug-ins and a few other monitoring options which are described in the chapter on Audio Monitoring.

The following instructions assume that Revoice Pro's stereo output is being passed through audio hardware to a monitoring system.

 

Playing Audio

Positioning Playback Start

Double clicking in any waveform window will position the “Playhead” (the vertical white line that spans all the tracks) at the time position of the cursor.

Note: when the Scroll control (see below) is in Continuous Scroll mode, when you Double click the cursor to position the Playhead to the right of the centre of Revoice Pro's window, it will place the cursor where you double click, and then immediately more that time position to the centre of the Revoice Pro window.

A useful way to go to the start or end of blocks of audio is to press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow keys. This will step the playhead backward and forward (respectively) through time-related "events" in the tracks.

Playing audio

Pressing the keyboard SPACE BAR will toggle between starting and stopping audio playback from all playback-enabled tracks (See Monitoring Controls below).

If any process requires rendering first, that will be done automatically (as long as the "Auto render before playing" Preference is active).

Scrubbing

Centring the mouse cursor anywhere over the Playback Position Indicator will change the cursor to a Scrub Cursor (Double yellow arrows). To scrub the playback - hold down the LEFT mouse button and move the mouse left and right (or use equivalent actions on other input devices).

With other devices, instead of using the scrub cursor, you can scrub by pressing the ALT key and "swiping" (moving your finger) left and right on the surface of an Apple Magic Mouse or on a trackpad, using ALT plus moving two fingers left and right.

Note: Scrubbing will not be available when there is a Rewire connection that is active in Revoice Pro because Revoice Pro cannot control the scrubbing in the Audio Editor.

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Playback Controls

A playback control section is at the bottom of the Revoice PRO window.

Transport Controls

From left to right:

Rewind ControlRewind control, if ON will make a stopped playback return to start again from where the playback was last started.


Loop ControlLoop control ON works with a Playback Range set. It will allow the playback to loop within the current Playback Range.

NOTE: If a Playback Range has been created (as described in the section on Playback Range Functions) the behaviour of these playback features might be modified and the playback will generally stay within the defined Playback Range).

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Monitoring Controls

Enabling or muting Track Playback

Tracks have Mute and Solo buttons which can be ON (lit up) Solo and Mute ONor OFF Mute Off Solo Off

and a Track Monitor display in one of two states:

 

Enabling a Track's output can be controlled in several ways:

  1. If no Solo button is on in the Session, then all Track monitors will be Enabled.

  2. LEFT Clicking the Track's Solo button will toggle it ON and OFF. If ON, the track is Enabled.Solo On

  3. Pressing any of the keyboard's 10 numeric keys – one or more at a time will toggle the numbered Tracks' Solo button(s).
    Each of the 10 numeric keys is mapped to a corresponding Track, counting from the top of the Revoice Pro window (top track=1, second track = 2 … etc to 10
    th track= 0).
    NOTE: If the tracks are re-arranged, the correspondence counting from the top track remains – i.e. the mapping to keys does not stay with a specific track – only the count from the top - which the updated number will show.

  4. Exclusive Solo:
    • Holding down Alt key and LEFT CLICKing a track's Solo button to turn it ON will Enable that track exclusively and toggle all other track's Playback enable controls OFF.
    • Holding Alt and pressing a numeric key (1 to 0) to turn Solo ON for that track, will Disable all other Tracks.
  5. Process-dependent keyboard short-cuts (see image below) will Enable specific tracks of the selected process.

    APT Track Soloing

Monitor keyboard commandsEach APT process has two inputs and one output – and the user might wish to audition different combinations of these tracks, one or two at a time.

    To make auditioning the tracks of a process consistent – no matter which tracks the process inputs and outputs are in, the user must first ensure the process of interest is selected (i.e. the Input Process Control Blocks are GREEN. If they are not, click either the Guide or Dub Process Control Blocks to select the Process you wish to audition, and all the corresponding inputs and outputs to that specific process will turn GREEN.

    In that state - the keys shown in the picture above will Solo the tracks of the selected APT Process according to the diagram. For example, pressing A will play only the Output, and E will play both the Guide and the Output together.

    Additional Tracks not related to that Process can also be enabled to play with the Processed tracks by Left CLICKing the Track's Solo button ON or, if the Track is numbered, pressing the Track's number key to turn its Solo ON.

Doubler Track Soloing

For consisentcy, if a Doubler's Process Control Block or output is selected, pressing G will play the Doubler's input, pressing A will play the Doubler's Output, and E will play both the Doubler's Input and Output together.

 

Disabling Track's Output

Tracks can be Muted in several ways so the output is Disabled (not heard):

  1. If a Track has Mute ON, that Track will be Disabled, even if Solo is ON: Mute and Solo On
    • If a Track has Solo ON, clicking that Track's Mute button ON will Disable the Track
    • Similarly, if that track is Numbered, pressing CTRL plus the Track number will toggle Mute ON and OFF - and, as above, if Mute is ON, then the Track will be Disabled.
  2. Using the APT Keyboard Shortcuts will automatically Disable the Tracks that are not selected by the shortcut.

 

Auditioning tracks

CMD R (Mac) / Alt R (Windows) - will Render (Run any processing) required without playback.

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