Post by onedependent on Jun 8, 2015 4:56:50 GMT -8
Hello, I master LOTs of records and I thought batch command would be able to automate a unique process I have developed in PT...
Essentially, I use Aux tracks to hold plugin settings for each song.
I created a batch command that copies the track name from an audio clip, duplicates my aux tracks, but in order to name each of the aux tracks before I hide and deactivate them, I must double click the name of the track and then start a second batch command.
Here is my workflow that I would like to combine into one batch command. ------------------------------------------------------------ BC #1 Duplicate and get name of region This batch command duplicates the tracks that I want to hide and deactivate and also copies the name from the audio clip that I am mastering
BC #1 complete
Then, I double click the name of the first aux track that I am trying to name, hide and deactivate.
Double Click Aux track 1 name...
BC #2 Pastes track names to aux tracks used for processing, hides and deactivates the aux tracks
This BC renames the aux tracks, deactivates and hides them, then starts the recording of the master.
Question: Is there a way to create one batch command that can do all of this? I cannot figure out how to have BC open the track name of an aux track....
I tried the following: "Command option F" sends me to my track that I want to rename, but I cannot rename a track without a mouse click... "SHIFT CNTRL CMND \" only works on Audio tracks, not aux tracks...
Is there any way to make the above process into one batch command without having to separate the BC with a simple mouse click to Rename an Aux track..
There is no way to name an aux track.. You could rename the send, but not the actual name of the track.
BCer can create a new aux/bus track and name it with what is in the clip board if you use.. "Bus Selected Track (allow naming)" in the post folder..
So it would
1. Grab/Copy Name of Region 2. Fader Focus to show the Track 3. Create a new aux bus 4. Paste the clipboard name in the name window 5. Fader focus back to show all tracks.
Here is a BC i made to do this for PT11. I would be slightly different for PT10..
Just make sure you are show 10 total inserts in the mix window so the mouse will click the output correctly.. Unless you wanna show 15 inserts, then you would need to change the BC with 15 insert mouse click which should be available..
Thanks, Unfortunately, I do not think that would work. I need the track renamed so that when I deactivate the track I can see which track corresponds to what in the track bin. I need to duplicate it (not create a new one) because it has loads of plug in processing and hardware notes stored on each channel. Thanks!
Are there any plans to update the protocal so that you can rename Aux tracks or is this just a limitation of not being able to do mouse clicks? My PT tracks are in the exact same spot with every sessions so I could theoretically program a mouse to go to that spot and double click, but I do not think that is a possibility with BC just yet.
Post by ashleysmith on Jun 8, 2015 15:26:52 GMT -8
You could set a group for all your aux tracks, show/hide selected tracks and then have Jamey program you a mouse click to select the first aux for renaming and then you can cmd + right arrow to move to the next and so forth...
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Post by onedependent on Jun 9, 2015 5:47:12 GMT -8
Thanks everyone. I will just go with my dual batch command for now. It works pretty damn well.
Quick question: Is there a way to select tracks, 1, 2 and 3 in the PT edit window? That way I do not have to select them prior to my BC? I know how to select one track, but not multiple tracks. Its probably pretty easy....