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ADAT|Edit FAQ's


When I boot up ADAT/Edit, it says that it is 48K in the SYNCHRONIZATION page but my ADAT changes to 44.1. Why?
This is a known issue that is currently being investigated. When opening an empty song, neither RECORD nor PLAYBACK drivers have yet been opened, so the program does not actually open at 48KHz. To work around this, either open a LogicSong that has files in it, or follow this procedure: 1) RECORD ARM a track in ADAT/Edit. Click PLAY then STOP. The program is now at 48KHz. If an ADAT is connected via 9 pin sync cable (with PCR as MASTER) you can verify this by looking at the ADAT's SAMPLE RATE display.

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Am I limited to eight audio tracks in ADAT/Edit?
No, you can have up to 12 tracks in ADAT/Edit. Keep in mind however that there is a limit of 8 output channels.

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How do I add more audio tracks?
In the ARRANGE WINDOW, highlight your last AUDIO track. Go to TRACK menu and select CREATE AUDIO TRACK. You can double click on the default name ("Audio") to change it. Go to the box and the left side of your screen. Click on "CH" (or "CHA" in Mac). This will create a channel in the on-board mixer. Select a channel number from the pulldown menu that appears. Now go to the Windows menu at the top of the screen and select Open Mixer (In Mac it's called Open Track Mixer). Select your input channel for your new tracks by clicking the Input field above the Pan knob, and selecting one of the eight possible inputs that appear in the pulldown.

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How do I change sample rates?
Click and hold the SYNC button in ADAT/Edit's Transport Window (located in the bottom row of buttons, under the REWIND button). Highlight SYNCHRONIZATION. Click on the AUDIO tab, and highlight the sample rate by double clicking on it. Type in the desired sample rate (this is not a pulldown menu). The default sample rate is 48KHz.

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How do I import an audio file?
Select the PENCIL icon (located next to the arrow cursor icon). Click anywhere in a track. An OPEN FILE dialog box appears. Find and select the file you want to import. The file will appear in the track. You can then move the file anywhere you like by clicking and dragging it.

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How do I set a Tape Offset?
Click and hold the SYNC button in ADAT/Edit's Transport Window (located in the bottom row of buttons, under the REWIND button). Highlight SYNCHRONIZATION. Click on the GENERAL tab. You can enter a SMPTE time that you want the ADAT to locate to when ADAT/EDIT is at Bar1/Beat 1.

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How do I punch-record "on the fly"?
While ADAT/Edit is PLAYING, just use the space bar to punch in and out of RECORD.

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How do I set an AUTO PUNCH region?
Click the AUTO PUNCH transport button (located under the PAUSE button). A bar will appear in the Bars/Beats ruler. You can highlight a region of bars and beats that you want to set as the auto punch points. You can lengthen or shorten the region by holding SHIFT and dragging the "bar".

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How do I LOOP a section of audio?
Click the CYCLE transport button (located under the RECORD button). A bar will appear in the Bars/Beats ruler. You can highlight a region of bars and beats that you want to set as the loop points. You can lengthen or shorten the region by holding SHIFT and dragging the "bar".

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How do I select my multimedia speakers instead of the PCR card for playback?
In Windows, select FILE / PREFERENCES / AUDIO DRIVER. Click the pulldown menu for the PLAYBACK DRIVER and select the driver for your multimedia speakers. In the Mac, select FILE / PREFERENCES. In the pulldown menu, select AUDIO DRIVER. Click on MAC AV.

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Are edits destructive?
In the Arrange Window, no edits are destructive. In the Edit Window, only edits that involve processing (NORMALIZE, FADES, REVERSE, TIME or PITCH CORRECTION, SAMPLE RATE CONVERSION, e.g.) are destructive. There is a single layer UNDO function, however, and when you exit the Edit Window, ADAT/Edit will prompt you whether to UNDO your edit or make it a permanent part of the audio file. Edits in the Edit Window such as setting you r Start, End, and Anchor points are non-destructive.

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What is an Anchor point?
An Anchor point is ADAT/Edit's way of letting you determine which part of your file is on the downbeat. Just double click your track to open the Edit Window and drag the black arrow at the bottom of the window (you may have to expand the window a bit) to the part of the wave that you want to "land" on the downbeat. This is handy when your file has a "pick up" and you want to line up a point with the downbeat.

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I brought up the EFFECTS bus on the mixer's channel but my direct signal just gets louder and I get no effect. What's wrong?
You just need to select an effect in the RETURN section at the right side of the mixer. Click and hold the box under INSERT and select an effect. If you double click on the effect name, the effect parameter window will open and you can change the effect's settings there.

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Do I have to use the on-screen transport buttons?
No, you can use the 10-keypad keys. The 0 key is PLAY, the ENTER key is STOP, the ASTERISK key is RECORD, and the Left and Right arrows are LOCATE BACK and LOCATE FORWARD, respectively.

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Can I change the length of my track non-destructively?
Yes, click on the lower left or lower right corner of your track region. You cab drag and "shrink" the region to play back just a portion of the track. Since this is a non-destructive edit, you can click and drag the region back out again at any time.

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Can I change the functions of the keys?
Yes. Select WINDOWS / OPEN KEY COMMANDS. You'll see a list of the current key commands. Click "LEARN KEY", highlight a function, then hit a desired key. ADAT/EDIT has now assigned that key to the function.

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On my PC, after transferring a track from ADAT directly into ADAT/Edit, there is a delay between the computer track and the original track on the ADAT. What's wrong?
In ADAT/Edit, Under FILE / PREFERENCES / AUDIO DRIVER there is a setting for RECORD DRIVER DELAY and PLAYBACK DRIVER DELAY. If you are using a 200 MHz PC, leave this at zero. If you are using a 400 MHz PC, set the RECORD DRIVER DELAY to -200. You may need to tweak this setting a little depending on your system, but once you set it, it is stored as your Preference and you need not change it again.

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Can I use the PCR card and ADAT/Edit as a hard-disk recording system?
We are currently finalizing the features that are necessary for hard disk recording, such as latency-free monitoring. Please check back with the ADAT/Edit web page periodically for updates.

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