playback select staves manual addition

• Oct 7, 2015 - 15:10

trying to identify something that doesn't sound right, eventually went to to be able to control the playback. Worked great!

but in the "online manual" there's no reference (under "play") to the mixer. Might be a useful addition.


In reply to by Marc Sabatella

I knew it would be there somewhere, it's just a question of what to look it up under in the Index.

Sometimes I think "creating an index" is a much under-valued activity since, unless it's a one-word definition (universally accepted) like "DOS", then English allows for so many ways to describe or refer to the same thing. What's obvious to you may not be obvious to me, and vice versa.

"Adjust sounds" to me sounds more like an EQ function than a Playback function - note, I'm not saying I'm right, just that that's how I would interpret it... and why I would cross-reference both entries in the index.

(I wonder if there's a way to track searches that DON"T lead to the desired entry - that would really help for developing the index...)

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Interesting - I had to take some time to figure out exactly what distinction I was making. The best I can come up with is that, in my head, most of those adjustments are done in the recording, i.e. as if it were a "live" performance". After all, an excellent recording makes it "sound like I'm in theatre with the performers."

If I'm presenting music live to an audience, then balance l/r, balance SATB, balance singers/instruments, dynamics, etc - I'm trying to control all that in real-time, and that's the sound I'm recording.

I suppose one can play with the files back in studio - but the few recordings I've done rely on decent equipment (mics, etc) to get the most "faithful" recording. Then it's up to the ensemble to do their best.

Maybe it's because I've spent most of my life as part of a performing ensemble (amateur or semi-pro), and done very little "studio recording", I've taken the approach that the audience gets one chance to hear what we've worked on for so long - that it needs to be as "right" as we can get it before the gig.

If we record that (usually on one stereo mic), then there's not a lot that can be done back in the studio. Interesting how one's experience, etc. can impact one's assumptions.

But I still love the programme - now if only my "arranging" skills were up to the level of my data entry skills... .

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