Old 04-24-2006, 11:09 PM   #1
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Working on a classical concert editing project, which Reaper ate nicely, I came across a bit of a surprise when tweaking a crossfade at one point because where I expected silence there was music - I'd accidently extended an item in such a way as to cause it to loop.

Reaper has become (and of course may always have been intended to be) a very nice straight audio editor, for people who have no interest at all in the looping side of things.

Consequently it would be handy to be able globally to turn off the loop attribute of items, such that any newly created or inserted items were set not to loop by default. Such an option might be in the "Media" section of the Preferences dialog, and might read "Set loop source attribute of new items off" - or whatever.

Where the loop source attribute is off, personally I don't see the need for the item to be extendable beyond the end of the underlying file, but that's not such a big deal - I could be lacking imagination.
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Old 04-24-2006, 11:18 PM   #2
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Consequently it would be handy to be able globally to turn off the loop attribute of items, such that any newly created or inserted items were set not to loop by default. Such an option might be in the "Media" section of the Preferences dialog, and might read "Set loop source attribute of new items off" - or whatever.
Yeah, I can see this would be quite handy.

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Where the loop source attribute is off, personally I don't see the need for the item to be extendable beyond the end of the underlying file, but that's not such a big deal - I could be lacking imagination.
It is a bit confusing.
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Old 04-24-2006, 11:37 PM   #3
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Gets my vote.
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:04 AM   #4
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Maybe the best option is to disable looping when loading for extremely long and too short samples, like one note hits and drums.

What do you people think about option to detect silent passages in recordings?
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Old 04-25-2006, 02:25 AM   #5
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What do you people think about option to detect silent passages in recordings?
Never seems to work the way one expects. Maybe Justin would do it better....
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:00 PM   #6
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Where the loop source attribute is off, personally I don't see the need for the item to be extendable beyond the end of the underlying file, but that's not such a big deal - I could be lacking imagination.
Not a problem for me. I instantly recognize the indentation Reaper (and all Sony/SF apps) display at the end of the "clip/event/item" while dragging.

This type of behavior was institutional in my decision to move from Twelve Tones to Sony/SF and now Reaper as it supports MIDI using similare the amazing GUI approach as Sonic Foundry.

That said, I don't have a problem with a preference option.

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Old 04-25-2006, 02:30 PM   #7
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I think this option could avoid unpleasant surprises!
My vote also
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