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[feature request] Can S1 do this? Marking events as bad takes WHILE recording is happening

+8 votes
asked Oct 22, 2015 in Studio One Feature Requests by elijahlucian (1,150 points)
recategorized Oct 22, 2015 by abrand2

I have a real life request from the viewpoint of an audio engineer for voiceover. It is something that no other daw can do, but I think S1 can because of it's gapless audio engine.

I am formally requesting the ability to mark audio as "rejected" while they record. Then when the recording is finished, all you would have to do is use a button like "delete time" to consolidate the recording into one seamless take.

Why this is useful: When narrating an audiobook, currently we have two options

1. record all audio, which is usually 2 hour sessions, and consolidate audio afterwards. 2 hours of audio can take up to 6 hours of work to consolidate

- or -

2. record until you mess up then stop and punch in.  this will save time in the consolidation process, however it disrupts the flow of the reader by having to think more technically.

I propose a 3rd option.

The engineer (instead of falling asleep in their chair during the recording process) will now have the ability to pre-mark the audio events while they are recorded, they will already know what is bad, so they can simply highlight and press a hotkey to mark the event, and continue letting the actor do their thing.

This could save HOURS of work on an 8 hour novel (I am currently working on a 12 hour novel) for the engineer. an 8 hour novel will typically have 16-20 hours of raw audio to consolidate - so this could potentially save 60 hours of work on your normal audiobook workflow. And NO other DAW does this.

Please please please consider this request. I believe in you, presonus!

The ability to mark recordings while recordings are taking place

Just some afterthoughts, this can also come in handy when you are recording a singer or instrumentalist as well, by being able to mark and hide/delete event parts while they are being recorded, the producer would be able to make instant decisions on what takes to keep and throw away, making comping a MUCH more time-efficient process.


1 Answer

+1 vote
answered Oct 22, 2015 by mwright137 (1,510 points)
To answer your question, no - Studio One cannot currently do this. But I like the idea and gave you an up-vote.