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Old 16th August 2007
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Pro Tools playlists

I'm using PT day in and day out, and one feature that I use ALL the time is the playlists, you know for comping drums/vocals/solos.....yada yada yada,
I'm sure many people do this....

I've done a little bit of research, and save investing in every other DAW software package out there, I can't seem to find another DAW with such a slick playlist functionality.
I realize with unlimited track counts these days you can approximate the same thing, but how are you non-Pro Tools guys doing it?? Which DAW??

It would be helpful also not to have any "get the musicians to play it right" comments here......I know it's tempting to say, but we'll assume that's a given
Old 16th August 2007
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It's a great feature, and one of the major reasons why I couldn't bring myself to move away from PT despite being sick of the cash drain.

I wish they would impliment a key command to move 'up' and 'down' playlists on a selected track. That would be cool.

Old 16th August 2007
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Love the playlists.

Being able to simultaneously create new ones on multiple targetted tracks is uberquick in a session.

However could someone clear something up for me?

If you have multiple playlists on one track and then want to say copy a verse and move to after the third chorus...

When selecting the regions I want across multiple tracks - I click on the regions I want...but when I copy and move only the visible selections are copied. Any playlist stacking is ignored. Which makes sense..but without a way of making the selection ripple through all the playlists behind its easy to turn the session into a cluster**** when not paying attention...

Do you have to shift-click on each playlist to ensure they move as well...tell me there is a key command for that - I couldn't find one?

Someone help a brother out - sorry if thats OT - just didn't find a quick solution.

Not aware of any software that handles audio as well as PT though.

Auto drop in Logic isn't too bad but it chews screen real estate and I'm NOT keen on logic in general.

Don't remember if Cubase4 has playlists or not - still stuck on v1!! LOL Multiple tracks there but never in a speedy session - just at home. PT all the way for speed in a real tracking situation.

Thanks Tom
Old 16th August 2007
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Originally Posted by soundrick View Post
[...] I can't seem to find another DAW with such a slick playlist functionality."
Digital Performer has such a feature (had it for years, in fact) — in DP it’s referred to as “Takes.”

Old 16th August 2007
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Playlists are one of the big reasons I didn't switch to Nuendo/Cubase. Total dealbreaker for me. Nuendo/Cubase has lanes, but it's not the same thing by a long shot.
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