Pro Tools bugs

(PT 12.6, 12.5.2, 12.4) Faulty, inconsistent breakpoint editing

UPDATE: Since people clamored for reversion, here are a couple ideas on how Avid could do that while still allowing on-the-fly snap to grid within slip mode: Hit control *after* clicking a breakpoint. (This currently does nothing, whether editing a midi note, clip or breakpoint.) Or make command or some other mod key or combo toggle slip/grid only in slip-grid combo mode (which is apparently identical to slip mode).

 

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There are more flaws and inconsistencies in breakpoint editing than this character limit allows. I hope Avid takes a more thorough look.

 

SMART TOOL:

 

In 12.6, 12.5.2, and 12.4, horizontal-only automation breakpoint adjustment is broken.

 

In 12.6, shift-option-command or shift-option or command-option and then click/dragging an automation breakpoint = horizontal only movement, but the breakpoint snaps back to where you started when releasing the click and keys (in any order). Click/dragging first and then hitting shift-option-command = unrestricted movement in all directions (with vertical fine adjustment). I.e., shift-option-command is either horizontal only or unrestricted depending on whether you click before or after modifier keys, and horizontal only movement is bugged.

 

Slip-grid toggle with these mod key combos is also inconsistent. I don't have space to enumerate all the inconsistencies.

 

Horizontal-only movement does work on clip gain line, though hitting shift-option-control after clicking a breakpoint is still horizontal-only movement (whereas it's unrestricted fine movement when adjusting an automation breakpoint).

 

In 12.4 & 12.5.2, horizontal-only movement of automation breakpoints with the smart tool is entirely impossible. Horizontal-only movement of clip gain breakpoints is doable.

 

In all 3 versions, shift-option-click and command-option-click with the grabber tool add breakpoints in line with previous or subsequent breakpoints. With the smart tool, these mod key combos do nothing.

 

GRABBER TOOL:

 

In 12.6, horizontal only movement does put the automation breakpoint where you drag it. But implementation is sometimes opposite of what you'd expect given that command is supposed to toggle slip/grid. For example:

 

In grid mode, both shift-option and command-option then click/dragging = smooth horizontal only movement.

shift-option-command = horizontal only movement that snaps to grids

These command key combos also behave differently if hit *after* clicking: shift-option and command-option = unrestricted smooth movement; shift-option-command = unrestricted fine movement that snaps to grid.

 

Note that unrestricted fine breakpoint adjustment in grid mode is impossible in 12.6.

 

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The fact that certain mod key combos behave differently if hit before or after clicking a breakpoint is not a flaw in and of itself. I see it as an opportunity, along with the above mod key redundancies, for Avid to expand functionality (like on-the-fly slip/grid toggle) without crippling existing functions.

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