Alex Heizer wrote:
>Newbie question here. :)
>I'm familiar with some multi-track editing programs (broadcast2000, cinelerra,
>gmurf) and had a few questions about how to do some things in rezound.
>Basically, I'm trying to see if it can do what I need it to.
>How do you isolate a track (or channel) to edit? For example, if I want to add
>an effect to one channel while leaving the others untouched.
>Also, and this may relate to the first question, how do I adjust individual
>tracks' volumes, as in "make a mix"?
I know this isn't very obvious, but it is generally true for every
action: You can hold SHIFT while clicking the menu item and it will
bring up a dialog to let you select which channels to apply the action
to. I think I'm soon going to make this a little more clear by adding a
button at the bottom corner of all the actions' dialogs which brings
this same dialog up. This way, there is at least something visual to
click on. I would still leave the SHIFT key functionality in because I
think it is faster for the user (saves a mouse click).
>When adding new files (as shown in the box in the upper right of the program
>area), do these make up the isolated tracks? I haven't been able to mix
>between these yet, so forgive me if this is what I'm looking for.
No, that is just a list of all the loaded sounds. You can start one
sound playing and then switch to another one and start it playing too
(as well as leave a sound playing (usually looped) while you perform
some actions on it). I could make a play button that starts all the
sounds at once, but ReZound is not (yet) aimed at this form of editing.
I do plan to implement this style of editing in the future (post 1.0)
which as you mention at the beginning is generally referred to as
"multitrack editing" I believe. However, for I would really recomment
you using audacity (http://audacity.sf.net) for this purpose. Audacity
even supports syncing MIDI events with your mix (something I don't know
yet if I plan to support). ReZound is for editing sound files
individually and multitrack editing is generally for arranging sound
files into a sequence (and not permanantly changing any files).
>I like the program a lot, and think it's really powerful so far (I haven't
>crashed it yet, which says a lot on my system) but I'll need to be able to
>isolate tracks to use it as more than just a stereo editor.
Cool, I'm glad it's working (so far) for you. But I will say that as
ReZound stands right now that audacity, ardour or broadcast2000 is what
you're really looking for.