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About Track Views

Tracks have a common set of available views, most of which are accessible from both the Mix and Edit windows. In the Mix window, views are displayed vertically (Figure 4.13), and in the Edit window, views are displayed horizontally (Figure 4.14).

Figure 4.13

Figure 4.13 Track views in the Mix window.

Figure 4.14

Figure 4.14 Track views in the Edit window.

  • Inserts view. Audio, Auxiliary Input, Instrument, and Master Fader tracks have ten available inserts, displayed in two groups of five (labeled Inserts A–E and F–J). Insert selectors at each position let you choose software plug-ins or hardware inserts.

  • Sends view. Audio, Auxiliary Input, and Instrument tracks have ten available sends, displayed in two groups of five (labeled Sends A–E and F–J). The Sends view can be set to show Send selectors at each position, or to show the controls for a single Send position.

  • Instrument view. Instrument tracks have a separate view with MIDI controls, including MIDI Input and Output selectors, MIDI Volume and Pan, and MIDI Mute.

  • I/O view (Edit window only). Audio, Auxiliary Input, MIDI, Instrument, and Master Fader tracks have an Edit window I/O view that lets you show track input and output paths, as well as volume and pan indicators. (These controls are always visible in the Mix window, so it does not have a selectable I/O view.)

  • Real-Time Properties view (Edit window only). MIDI and Instrument tracks have a Real-Time Properties view that provides access to any MIDI Real-Time Properties settings that are applied to the entire track.

  • Track color view. All track types can display color coding in the Mix window, Edit window, or both.

  • Comments view. All track types have an area for comments about the track.

To show or hide track views:

  • Choose View > Mix Window Views or View > Edit Window Views and select the views to display.
  • In the Mix window, click the View selector at the bottom left of the Tracks area (Figure 4.15) and select the views to display from the pop-up menu.
    Figure 4.15

    Figure 4.15 To show or hide Mix window track views, click the Mix window View selector.

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    In the Edit window, click the View selector at the top left of the Tracks area (Figure 4.16) and select the views to display from the pop-up menu.

Figure 4.16

Figure 4.16 To show or hide Edit window track views, click the Edit window View selector.

To show all track views:

  • Click the View selector and choose All.

To hide all but the basic track views:

  • Click the View selector and choose Minimal.
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