2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2014 2:29 AM by SteveG(AudioMasters) RSS

    Using Effects During Audio Playback, Why Can't I?

    Beatlesfan1225

      Hello everyone,

       

      So let me start by saying that I'm very new to Audition, so please keep that in mind!

       

      So, I'm currently editing a few songs I recorded - When I add effects to a track such as "Full Reverb", it gets marked out in a red color and I can't edit the settings of the effect while the song is playing - which I find very inhibiting, since it's nice to hear what you are changing and tinkering with as you do so. (Not to mention it's easier to figure out what settings do that way)

       

      I understand that running many effects at once could cause playback issues, which is likely the result of this feature... but is there a way around it? It seems ridiculous that I can't listen to one effect while playing a song that is only utilizing that one effect on one of it's two tracks. I've had DAW's block me off from utilizing lots of effects at once, but never just one or two.

       

      In addition to all of that, I have an absolute powerhouse desktop workstation that could absolutely handle this sort of work without issue.

       

      So, my question... How can I go about editing effects more seemlessly? This feature that's greying them out during playback is an absolute pain.

       

      Thanks for any help!

       

       

      EDIT: Another problem I've noticed with this feature, is half the time it seems to just break down. Sometimes you can't edit the settings AT ALL even when the track isn't playing. It greys out all of the characteristics regardless.

        • 1. Re: Using Effects During Audio Playback, Why Can't I?
          SuiteSpot Community Member

          It might be helpful if you let everyone know some detail about your setup eg Operating system and if you are applying FX in multitrack or edit view

          • 2. Re: Using Effects During Audio Playback, Why Can't I?
            SteveG(AudioMasters) Community Member

            Beatlesfan1225 wrote:

             

            So, I'm currently editing a few songs I recorded - When I add effects to a track such as "Full Reverb", it gets marked out in a red color and I can't edit the settings of the effect while the song is playing - which I find very inhibiting, since it's nice to hear what you are changing and tinkering with as you do so. (Not to mention it's easier to figure out what settings do that way)

            Full reverb is extremely processor-intensive, and to work at all it has to pre-calculate what it's going to do with your signals. If it didn't do this, you wouldn't hear it at all. And as a consequence, you have to wait for it. Not only that, but if you alter any of the parameters, you have to wait for it to recalculate. If you want to hear immediate results, with very little reduction in quality, use the Studio Reverb.