Tip 1: How to Record Live from One Track To Another
Say you are doing a live performance pass and tweaking random parameters on the fly that you don’t want to record as automation. Here is how you do it:
- Make a Send from the Source Track to a New Track by dragging from the track’s Send button to the Destination track you wish to Record on.
- Arm the destination track for recording.
- Right-click on the arm record button and set it to Record Output then (presumably) Record Output (stereo).
Tip 2: How to Setup a Keyboard Shortcut to Insert A Track from a Track Template and Why that’s Awesome
Create your track setup in just the way you like it. This could even include the track color, the track image, or a synth with a specific patch loaded up!
Save it as a track template. Now you can assign it to a hotkey using one of the following options:
In the action list, assign a keyboard shortcut or midi CC to:
To open a prompt to select a track with the mouse, choose:
“Track: Insert track from template”
To prompt for a slot number:
“SWS/S&M: Resources – Import tracks from template, prompt for slot”
To insert the last template with no prompt:
“SWS/S&M: Resources – Import tracks from template, last slot”
To insert the numbered slot with no prompt:
“SWS/S&M: Resources – Import tracks from template, slot 01”
“SWS/S&M: Resources – Import tracks from template, slot 02”
“SWS/S&M: Resources – Import tracks from template, slot 03”
“SWS/S&M: Resources – Import tracks from template, slot 04”
Slot numbers derive from the template names in alphabetic/numeric order. You will need the SWS extensions for all but the first option.
It will look like this
There are some limitations to this trick but with a cool peripheral like Stream Deck you could assign inserting a track, with a synth and a patch to a single button press!
The Elgato Stream Deck makes hotkeys fun!