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Fade to cursor/convert to audio track/lost audio

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asked Sep 22, 2020 in Studio One 5 by davekirby1 (340 points)
I was trying to figure out why a synth pad I added to a song (that included two canned loops) didn't allow me to Fade into/out of cursor. Then I determined, okay, I need to transform that pad track to an audio track. I did that, and I get the corner triangles, allowing me to do the fade - but now the track is empty. The chord is gone.

Sorry if this is a newb irritant - I'd post in Community Forum, but I don't seem to have authority to do so, even though my Studio 1 5 Prime is registered.

Thanks in advance for any help.  

W10 -  v2004 / build 19041.508
Core i5 9400f @2.90ghx
Windows audio
iRig Pro controller

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answered Sep 22, 2020 by davekirby1 (340 points)
selected Sep 24, 2020 by garymaguire
Best answer
OK, I think I got this:

Create the pad track. If necessary, copy the notes to another track for harmony. Once the pad is set up the way you want it, and you've recorded the part on notation (or by copying), then convert to audio track, using the option to keep the instrument track when prompted (which I guess I left unchecked last time). Once the track is converted , THEN you can use the Fade to cursor IN/OUT.

That function only seems to work once the track is converted to an audio file, at which time you can't change/alter or see the notes. It's just an audio file at that time.

Does that sound right to anyone else?

Just bumpin' around in the dark here, but that seems to be the answer. I wasn't clear on the distinction between an instrument track and an audio track, until I bumped into it, and I left off the option to retain the instrument part when I converted.

Learning curves....