Play button always start at the beginning

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jay99
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Play button always start at the beginning

Post by jay99 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:04 am

Hi,
In Session view, is it possible to start the clip where i put the marker?
Because wherever i put the marker, each time i hit the Play button, it always start at the beginning of the song...
Any idea?
Thank you.

Jay

Da hand
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Re: Play button always start at the beginning

Post by Da hand » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:24 am

Normally, a clip will start playing from where you placed the start marker inside that same clip.

So first of all, when you say "the marker" do you mean the start marker? The little black flag you see in this picture:

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Also just to be sure, are you sure you are playing and changing the start position of the exact same clip? Things you change in one clip (like the start position for example) will not be changed in any other clip - even if they contain the same audio reference.

To be sure that you have the correct clips "clips view" opened in the window at the bottom - i.e for the same clip you want to play - double click on the clip you want to play to open it's clip view.

jay99
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Re: Play button always start at the beginning

Post by jay99 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:32 am

Hi Da Hand,
No, not the black flag.
For example, i want to listen the drum (with the other tracks) from a certain bar, i'm in the Piano Roll view and i click at the place where i want to edit the drum, a white marker appear, flashing between bleu and white, and when i hit spacebar, it always start from the beginning instead of where is the marker.
How do you paste a photo? i could make a screen shot and paste it here.
Thx.

Jay

jay99
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Re: Play button always start at the beginning

Post by jay99 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:32 pm

Hi,
Here is a screen shot. I want to start playing at bar 7. So i click in the clip at bar 7, a marker appear, but when i hit Play button, it start from the beginning instead of bar 7 where the marker is.

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Re: Play button always start at the beginning

Post by Da hand » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:21 am

jay99 wrote:Hi,
Here is a screen shot. I want to start playing at bar 7. So i click in the clip at bar 7, a marker appear, but when i hit Play button, it start from the beginning instead of bar 7 where the marker is.
The marker you show with the arrow is not the playhead in a clip, it's just the insert marker - you can even expand it to select a region in the clip. I know it may be a bit confusing because the Arrangement Playback Begins from the Arrangement Insert Marker, but still, not the clip's Insert Marker.

In Session View, when you hit Play, the clip will start playing from the clip Start Marker. In Arrangement View, there is no Play button for the clip, so the clip will start playing from wherever the Arrangement Insert Marker is positioned at that time.

In Session View you have two options to play from the middle of your clip:
1) Move the start marker where you want the clip to start playing
2) or, place your mouse cursor just below the loop brace of the clip (between the pink bar and the blue marker at the top of your picture), it will turn into a speaker. Move the speaker where you want to start playing from and click your mouse to play from that point.

jay99
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Re: Play button always start at the beginning

Post by jay99 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:01 pm

Da hand wrote: ....In Session View you have two options to play from the middle of your clip:
1) Move the start marker where you want the clip to start playing
2) or, place your mouse cursor just below the loop brace of the clip (between the pink bar and the blue marker at the top of your picture), it will turn into a speaker. Move the speaker where you want to start playing from and click your mouse to play from that point.
Hi Da Hand,
When i do that, it will start the drum where i want, but the other clips start at the beginning...
Is there a way to hear only a part of the song (all the clip at the same time) that i want to edit?

Thx

alchemist2000
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Re: Play button always start at the beginning

Post by alchemist2000 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:30 pm

I have the same question. haven't found an answer yet. anyone?

this was useful:
shift + spacebar plays back from where it was last stopped
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=204536

ft. MMI
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Re: Play button always start at the beginning

Post by ft. MMI » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:27 pm

Use L-ctrl + shift to start at marker

nvm im just retarded

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