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Record audio during preroll/autopunch?

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asked Jul 25, 2019 in Recording by taylorbatory (610 points)
Switching over to S1 from Pro Tools, and one of my favorite features of PT was the way in which Autopunch worked.

Firstly, you could have both preroll and autopunch enabled simultaneously, which made your punch ins a bit easier to set up, since you could simply set your preroll to a set number of bars and then set your cursor to wherever you're punching in at.  Press record and you're good to go.

But the main reason I mention this is because audio would still be recorded during the preroll.  This can help immensely when splicing takes together because you'd be able to play into the part that you're punching in for and still have all the notes preceding where the punch in occurs.

For example, let's say you want to punch in on bar 8 but you want a 2 bar preroll.  So you select bar 8, and hit record.  Playback begins at bar 6 because you have your 2 bar preroll.  During the preroll, you play along with the playback until you reach bar 8 which is where your recording starts.  You play until you got the part done, and then you can go back and drag out your newly recorded take all the way back to bar 6 so you can fade in that punch more precisely and smoothly.  Having hard cuts at the beginning and ending of new takes makes cross fading a little more abrupt and unnatural sounding.

Any chance of this becoming a new feature?  Or is there some way to achieve this with the current build?  Thanks!

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answered Jul 29, 2019 by atscomms (400 points)
I mainly record (and mix) live audio with Studio One. A Pre-Record feature (record several seconds from cache prior to when the Record button is hit) is a valuable feature I've seen on other multitrack recording systems.
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answered May 19, 2020 by jeffreyschmitt (1,260 points)
This is close to what you're looking for: under menu Studio One>Options>Advanced>Audio there's an option to turn on pre-recording but it's based on a number of seconds not number of bars.  For example, Pre-record audio input: 5 sec.  After recording you can pull the recorded event handle to the left to show the pre-record material.