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Macro "go to track" command with a track number argument?

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asked Oct 2, 2017 in Studio One 3 by JontyFrancis (350 points)
Which Macro command will take me to a specific track number? The only way I can see, is to start with Navigation|First Track followed by multiples of Navigation|Next Track to reach the desired track. Not ideal. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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answered Oct 2, 2017 by donaldbaarns (9,810 points)
I haven't found a way to do that.

You can start at an active track if that is helpful, but getting to a specific track requires walking the existing tracks.

There are often clever workarounds, so if you explain what you're doing, someone may have an alternate way to get where you want to be...
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answered Oct 2, 2017 by JontyFrancis (350 points)
I just want to create a set of macro keys that mute specific tracks - let's say keys Alt+1 to Alt+9 to mute tracks 1 - 9 (toggle).

I can navigate from First Track to Next Track etc... then execute Track|Mute... and it works perfectly... but it would make more sense if there was a direct macro command to go to a specific track... or even... add a specific track # argument to Track|Mute i.e. Track|Mute "T1" ("T"=Toggle).

It's really simple stuff and it's quite surprising that it doesn't exist yet.
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answered Oct 2, 2017 by donaldbaarns (9,810 points)
Well, you can easily mute the active track, or put tracks in folders and mute those as a group, but there is no macro solution to specify which track.

The only option I know of right now is what you're doing, and that's start at the beginning and walk to the one you want. A pain, but since you'll only do it once, not a huge deal in terms of overall time.

Again: I agree it would be nice to address a specific track by number or track label. There may be a way to do it I haven't found yet (and I'm not a macro beginner... but I'm always learning.)

Hopefully someone will point out something we have missed so far.