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How to create layers from takes? The "takes to layers" option was disabled

+1 vote
asked Feb 16, 2022 in Editing by tothrec (31,840 points)
Request: provide the ability to automatically copy all of the takes into layers after they have been recorded (when the "takes to layers" had been accidentally disabled)

Use case:  Presonus had me delete my settings in order to troubleshoot an issue (which it didn't).

I had a vocal session yesterday and halfway through realized that it wasn't creating layers for all the takes and punch-ins (panic!)

After the session I found that the default value of Takes to Layers was OFF (why!) and there were no layers for this session.

The WAV files are all there, so I think I need to manually add them to new tracks (you can only create ONE new layer) and manually align them if I need to comp anything.

Another request would be to have a VISUAL indicator as to the value of this option.

3 Answers

+1 vote
answered Feb 16, 2022 by jonwoodland (910 points)
edited Feb 16, 2022 by jonwoodland
Ironically, I also was doing a vocal session yesterday and did not realize that Takes to Layers was off until we were 80 percent done. I know that the other clips still exist as they show up in the pool. Now I want to know how to make them "reappear" even if I manually have to move each to its own layer.


Update. My solution was to copy events from the pool. Then under the Edit menu choose Move to Origin to get it lined up again. Painstaking, but at least everything is there.
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answered Feb 16, 2022 by tothrec (31,840 points)
Thanks for the work-around, Jon!
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answered Feb 19, 2022 by tothrec (31,840 points)
Here is a more detailed Feature Request

Sorry PreSonus folks - please remove this one