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Overlap\Overdub\Stacked recording (without play overlap enabled)

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asked Mar 17, 2016 in Recording by niles (53,860 points)
recategorized Apr 20, 2018 by niles

Currently we can overdub a recording by enabling Play overlaps and disable Replace in Record Mode. This way a translucent event is placed on top the existing event. That's great. However I would like to suggest an additional feature where the actual Play Overlaps can be disabled, but the translucent event is maintained as an overlapping recording (so the newly recorded event won't be automatically cross-faded and put in between the existing event). This way you can easily punch in over an existing recording (playback will exclusively play the event in front when more than one event is available) after that adjust the event with the first take as visual reference. Finally when you are finished you can create the cross-fades by executing the Create crossfades command (like it's possible already).

So something like this (Studio One 2.6), but without the need to enable Play overlaps (so only one event is playing at the time):

Basically this is a simple alternative method for working with layers when the moment asks for straightforward approach. For instance minor corrections, quick punch ins, multiple tracks at once etc.

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answered Mar 18, 2016 by Skip Jones (163,820 points)

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answered Mar 21, 2016 by chrisflowers (170 points)
Yes. Basically the way Cubase takes behave by default. Take 2 (or more) is stacked over Take 1. When moving the Take 2's endpoints

this reveals Take 1 under it which can be used as a line up guide. Playback is as a single take. No cross fades and mixing.