Keep the waveform visible when sliding the region...

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Idea#136

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Campaign: Pro Tools features

Click on a region and try to line it up with another & you have to guess where it will end up. Be nice to have the waveform ALWAYS visible so you don't have to guess.

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  4. The Idea titled Visible Grid Lines In Warp Mode was merged with this Idea
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  1. Comment
    Hans-Olav Molde

    A very handy feature for this is to set the marker where you want the region to go, and then ctrl-click it. Alternatively, ctrl + cmd-click the region to make the end of it snap to where the marker is.

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  2. Comment
    ryan

    Although it's just another work-around, here's a slight variation from valosnah's tip that I use.

    If you're tracking and editing music, hopefully you're moving things around in grid mode to keep things on beat.

    For post-production I create a sync point at the head of the transient. Place the cursor where you want that to snap to, hold down control+shift+click the region to make the sync point snap to where the cursor is.

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    c_f_h_13

    Title says it all. Would be nice if while you were in warp mode, there were grid lines that were a CONTRASTING COLOR. I guess either the grid lines or the warp marker lines would be a color other then black/grey....red?

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      shady1

      If you are in grid mode, you can automatically snap to the next grid line, but I like the idea of a visible, contrasting color.

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    Community Member

    Just look at cubase and nuendo, they have this perfectly done as well as the gain change and being able to move audio while preserving the crossfade AND being able to see what the resulting wave will look like as your moving the region or fade. This would be killer.

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    regpass

    this would be especially useful when working with regions in shuffle mode and you can never see what you are pulling out.

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    Don Bray

    Often, for example I might copy part of a vocal from one chorus and want to place it in another chorus. It would be great if the background of the part I'm placing in the new chorus was transparent so I could place it over the existing file and easily see where I should be putting it in the timeline. I believe it works that way in DP.

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      Don Bray

      It would be nice to not have to bother making another track just to line up audio. I think seeing exactly where to place it would be awesome.

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    2. Comment
      yoerik

      great idea. I do this with a dummy track right now, but this feature would speed and easen things up. Relative grid is pretty much useless for dialogue and sfx editing (or music that isn't grid based).

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      zack

      actually cannot believe that you need to create a blank audio track adjacent to track you want to edit in order to readily view grid. dumb.

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    bhall

    Yes, please add this feature. For me, it's so much more organic and natural to visually line up audio, rather than nudging everything into place. I personally find pro tools very frustrating without this feature. I realise there are benefits to both options, but surely having both available can only be a good thing.

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    mark_kellen

    Yeah, it would be great if when you clicked and held a region, it would go translucent so you could drag it over the top of another region and see where it will land.

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    Community Member

    It's amazing that there's a skunkworks project that has made this possible on Windows for *5 YEARS*, yet Digi/Avid still can't make this happen?! This is such a no-brainer I can't believe more people haven't made a deal about this...

    Seriously Avid, get with the program! Who in their right mind would think that you WOULDN'T want to see the waveform when you're dragging it to another location! 99% of the time you would be dragging it to line it up with something so OF COURSE we want to see the waveform!

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    wildbillfarly .

    I just have to say I just switched from pro tools 7 to pro tools 8.......That option was available in pro tools 7....I am actually ridiculously disappointed with this......Why would you get rid of such a convenient feature?......The simplest of audio editors seem to have this feature...please create a patch that will fix this....

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    Danny W

    Reaper does this really well. Please devs download Reaper and see how they do it. The benefits of being able to see the waveform are huge. This should really be a priority

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