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The ability to launch an external wav editor within Studio One to modify an active audio event.

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asked Dec 5 in Studio One 3 Feature Requests by mettelus (530 points)

As a member of the growing masses of "SONAR refugees," one feature I have come to rely on in SONAR is the ability to launch an external wav editor (for me this is Adobe Audition, but other applications are used similarly). I have asked about this and was told to add a feature request as there is not currently one in existence.

As background, here is how it works in SONAR:

An audio event (clip) is highlighted, and a menu option can be user-configured to launch an external application. Edits are made and saved, and when SONAR regains focus, it detects that the audio event has changed and re-imports the file. I use Audition very frequently to edit wav files after tracking for 1) noise removal and 2) destructive gain adjustment prior to mixing, and this ability is typically a "30 second or less" operation.

In Studio One, I have been able to launch an external editor from the internal browser, but the audio file is still locked by Studio One, which disables the ability to save the file inside the external editor (at least in a way that would allow Studio One to recognize that it has been altered).

This FR would require the following changes:

  1. Allow the user the ability to launch an external editor on a highlighted (single) audio file in use in Studio One.
  2. Release the file for editing by the application it was passed to.
  3. Re-import the file which was saved (edit detected by Studio One) by the external editor to the same location it was in prior to the edits.

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