Old 12-14-2010, 10:42 PM   #1
run, megalodon
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,860
Default Reaper can't properly rewind/fast forward

My simple goal is this: to be able to rewind and fast forward and hear what I'm doing.

The "rewind/fast forward a little bit" actions skip instead of moving smoothly, and you can't hear what you're doing, so right now the only way to do this in Reaper that I'm aware of is to use the move cursor left/right actions. There are some problems with this though, due to the fact that this action is dependent on zoom level. First, I would like to choose the rate of fast forward and rewind or at least have a constant one instead of having it jump around every time I zoom in or out. Second, the playback when using these actions is limited to a certain speed but the cursor is not, so if you are zoomed out enough, the cursor will outrun the playback, and when the cursor stops moving the playback will continue until it catches up, as seen here: http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/watch/c6ji3hj3j

I created a thread about this before as a bug, but I suppose it isn't really, and I got no response there anyway, so here it is again. So does anyone else see a problem with this?

Last edited by run, megalodon; 12-14-2010 at 11:10 PM.
run, megalodon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2010, 08:19 AM   #2
tls11823
Human being with feelings
 
tls11823's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Harrisburg, PA USA
Posts: 1,405
Default

Have you tried to use scrubbing? I'm not sure whether that will give you what you're looking for, but it may be close.
__________________
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
--Charles Kingsley... or maybe Albert Einstein... definitely somebody wiser than myself--
tls11823 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2010, 08:25 AM   #3
bogo
Human being with feelings
 
bogo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 745
Default

+1 for a smoother rewind/forward. Also it would be cool to have the option to keep the play head fixed and the waveform moving for all the transport actions.
bogo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2010, 08:16 PM   #4
run, megalodon
Human being with feelings
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,860
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tls11823 View Post
Have you tried to use scrubbing? I'm not sure whether that will give you what you're looking for, but it may be close.
As far as I know I'm using scrubbing to its greatest extent in using the move cursors actions, unless I would buy a jog/scrub wheel or midi controller to use the midi cc actions, which I'd prefer not to (but may have to).
run, megalodon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 07:14 PM   #5
bogo
Human being with feelings
 
bogo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 745
Default

I'm still looking for a good rewind/forward action.

What are the actions you use to simulate a rewind/forward? Can you scrub using the keyboard? Please give me the recipe if it's a custom one.
bogo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 07:58 PM   #6
bogo
Human being with feelings
 
bogo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 745
Default

I've built this one for fast-forward, works ok :

tansport: pause
Transport: increase playrate by 6% (8 times)
Action: wait 0.5 before next action
transport: play

ctrl z (undo) to go back to the initial playrate (I have to pause before to avoid noise).

I've untiqued ''preserve pitch when changing master playrate''.
bogo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.