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2017/03/17 18:33:50 (permalink)

Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT

Welp...the ancient XP computer running Sonar 8.5 that I've used for seemingly ever in the voiceover studio finally expired...or is in imminent danger of doing so.  So, I picked up a new Desktop DAW and interface and have installed the latest version of SPLAT.  Of course this meant all kinds of re-wiring and re-setting up the DAW from scratch.  And since the voiceover studio setup is completely different than the music production studio, I'm having to both re-configure and re-learn this new configuration.  To that end...
 
I have two basic questions that I need answered:
First,  Can I change the background in the Track View to any color I want and get rid of the grey/black track backgrounds??  And, if so, how?
 
Second, How do I get the console view to open up in full screen mode when I click on "C"??  I know I've been told this before...but I are stupid.
Thank you for your help.
 

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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/18 03:25:18 (permalink)
What? Nobody? Dearie me.

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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/18 03:58:34 (permalink)
You're on your own, olpal. Tread lightly.

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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/18 07:55:54 (permalink)
It seems to be possible to change the track view background using the color presets in "Preferences/Customization/Color" but I don't see the setting to change it manually. Theme Editor might be your friend here.
 
If I understand your second question correctly I find the easiest way is to put the console in the multidock and then use Shift+D to maximize the dock. 
 
 
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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/18 12:03:16 (permalink)
Hi. Regarding colors.
Switch to Mercury Theme. Then you will be able to change background colors.
https://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=SONAR%20X3&language=3&help=Playback.34.html
This applies to Platinum as well. Hope it helps.
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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/18 12:43:02 (permalink)
wearehere is right on "docking" the console; best option.
the "C" key hides (or shows) the Control Bar.
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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/18 15:48:24 (permalink)
Thanks to all!!

The color thingy mentioned in the abov post is to change the track header and the foreground color...I need to change the background color of the whole track/clip area. So far I'm not seeing a way to do that.

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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/18 16:04:57 (permalink)
Why not just re-install 8.5 on the new computer? Wouldn't that have been easier? You can still do that and keep working while you're adapting to SPLAT.


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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/19 03:18:11 (permalink)
While I use the latest greatest SPLAT in my music production suite and have developed a totally great workflow...I know I need to "step into the 21rst Century" in the the Voiceover studio as well. I know I'll I've to do things differently...and change my approach to recording, mixing and mastering...but, dang it, it's about friggin time. So...pain me though it might...I'm determined to get out of my rut and learn how to do things in a new way.

That said...I'd sure appreciate a couple of "crutches" to get me started:-)

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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/19 05:45:20 (permalink)
Can't you use the theme editor and or use one of the many themes developed by others.

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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/19 12:48:58 (permalink)
you can change the backgrounds (odd/even) in 'colors' in the mercury theme. 
 

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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/19 15:52:39 (permalink)
Is there a link to all the third party themes?

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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/19 16:07:58 (permalink)
yorolpal
Is there a link to all the third party themes?



There is a sticky thread in this sub-forum called "Sonar Resources and Utilities", search for the phrase "SONAR PLATINUM THEMES" and you will find links.

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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/19 16:22:16 (permalink)
yorolpal
Is there a link to all the third party themes?

http://forum.cakewalk.com/SONAR-Resources-and-Utilities-m3392713.aspx#3392713
 

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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/19 17:23:57 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby kennywtelejazz 2017/03/19 20:24:36
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...I know I need to "step into the 21rst Century" in the the Voiceover studio as well. I know I'll I've to do things differently...and change my approach to recording, mixing and mastering...but, dang it, it's about friggin time.



Dude, you've been drinking the wrong Kool Aid. 
 
How old are your microphones? How old are YOU?


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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/19 20:31:27 (permalink)
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yorolpal
...I know I need to "step into the 21rst Century" in the the Voiceover studio as well. I know I'll I've to do things differently...and change my approach to recording, mixing and mastering...but, dang it, it's about friggin time.



Dude, you've been drinking the wrong Kool Aid. 
 
How old are your microphones? How old are YOU?





 
 
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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/19 22:32:06 (permalink)
Are you trying to go from this:

 
 
 
 
To This:??
 
 
 
I am. How does one get the clip background colors get rid of the black?
 
 
post edited by timidi - 2017/03/22 01:37:03

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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/20 03:46:03 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby BassDaddy 2017/03/20 16:15:49
I'm as young as I feel...don't ask. But I have to stay current for my ever younger client base...which, surprisingly, isn't that difficult to do. In any case, this old XP machine has provided many, many years of solid service and is ready to be retired.

As to staying current...I will never stop experimenting, exploring and learning from those younger than me and more in tune with new methods and processes.

(Even if they are bewilderingly dimwitted) ;-)

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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/20 14:08:15 (permalink)
Yorold, You may want to have a look at Lenses to simplify the workflow for your Voiceover setup:
 
http://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=SONAR&language=3&help=Lenses.1.html

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Re: Two Quick Questions re: SPLAT 2017/03/21 15:23:40 (permalink)
I ended up using elfinn's Pro Sonar 12.5 theme.  Will work for now.  Will check into "lenses" as well.
 
 

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