Forum: n-Track Studio music
Topic: Is there a pre-roll when recording in overdub mode
started by: houstonmusic

Posted by houstonmusic on Apr. 30 2016, 12:16 AM
Trying to find out if I can do a preroll say 4 bars to where I want to start my overdub so I can play it in more smoothly?

Thanks!
Posted by TonyR on May 02 2016, 8:46 PM
One way would be to Clone the track, minus the WAV files, so that the EQ settings match and start your new track from wherever you're comfortable (providing you have sufficient preceding space). You can blend the tracks accordingly by drawing-in a Volume Envelope.
Posted by houstonmusic on May 02 2016, 10:27 PM
Tony, thanks for the suggestion, but that is not what I'm looking for, kinda like fitting square peg in a round hole.
So far what I'm doing is starting a few bars earlier and then merging the previous with new track at comfortable point, but it is still backwards to what I'm used to from tracktion , Studio one and other apps.
Posted by TonyR on May 02 2016, 10:52 PM
Urhm!? Ok - I'm not quite sure that I'm with you. Would "preroll" be 'lead-in'/'count-in' etc?
Posted by houstonmusic on May 03 2016, 12:51 AM
I'll try in more detail. So you have a punch in at bar 60 on a track, you tell it to punch in at 60 but when you set preroll to 2 bars and hit record, it will start playing at bat 58 and will start recording on bar 60.
Posted by TonyR on May 03 2016, 10:07 AM
I'm with you now. I've not played around with all that punch-in malarkey.  :laugh:  I'd still create a new track and work on the crossfade/punch-in post recording.
Posted by houstonmusic on May 04 2016, 11:52 PM
It works great in other DAWs as you can play along a few bars before that and create a punch in at the dot with the right flow and not need to do any edits later. Saves a lot of time and those pesky fades in between punch ins.
Thanks for your input!
Posted by TonyR on May 08 2016, 12:59 AM
I'd still go the new track route - but I'm a sucker for all those pesky editing jobs.
Posted by 3dtech on Apr. 15 2017, 10:40 AM
what I'm doing is starting a few bars earlier and then merging the previous with new track at comfortable point, but it is still backwards to what I'm used to from tracktion , Studio one and other apps.
Posted by Paco572 on Apr. 16 2017, 1:57 AM
Moved, no longer a tip.
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