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#398867 - 03/05/17 01:24 AM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Using the Blank Template and the F5 Bar Settings option
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A little bit rough and ready, but I hope easy enough to follow. grin More coming in due course if folks are interested.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDxAsBWvGN0
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Edited by lambada (03/05/17 01:26 AM)
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#404311 - 03/29/17 12:32 AM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: Using the Blank Template and the F5 Bar Settings option [Re: lambada]
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Bless you, good Sir!

Please do keep them coming grin
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#436896 - 11/07/17 03:15 AM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: Using the Blank Template and the F5 Bar Settings option [Re: DeaconBlues09]
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Just saw this comment. It was my pleasure Mr DeaconBlues09. grin I will do a few more.
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#437342 - 11/10/17 02:35 AM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: Using the Blank Template and the F5 Bar Settings option [Re: lambada]
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Yea thanks, I downloaded that.

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#442942 - 12/05/17 11:41 PM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: Using the Blank Template and the F5 Bar Settings option [Re: lambada]
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Hi, I am a bit confused why not mute the part (down where it says piano or whatever ) in the bar settings then reset it to normal when you want it back? Is the silence a better way to handle it?

I often just drop the settings in the bar for an instrument say by -20 this keeps the guy in the background and bring him back up when I need him. Sometimes I mute and bring it back but is it better to silence the track?
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#447417 - 12/27/17 05:55 AM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: Using the Blank Template and the F5 Bar Settings option [Re: Teunis]
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Originally Posted By: Teunis
Hi, I am a bit confused why not mute the part (down where it says piano or whatever ) in the bar settings then reset it to normal when you want it back? Is the silence a better way to handle it?

I often just drop the settings in the bar for an instrument say by -20 this keeps the guy in the background and bring him back up when I need him. Sometimes I mute and bring it back but is it better to silence the track?


It's just another way to do the same thing. For workflow consistency, if I am changing instruments on a track or introducing a soloist, I use silence rather than the track Mute/ Return to normal.
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