Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Edit window indicators, part of Pro Tools 10 New Features.
In the Pro Tools 10 Edit window there are several new visual cues that can help us know what's happening in our session with just a quick glance. The Track Solo and Track Mute indicators, shown right here, show whether any tracks in the session are soloed or muted. When I have a lot of tracks in this session sometimes I can't be bothered to scroll through them all to find out if something is soloed or muted. A quick glance to the upper-center of the Edit window will tell me the story. If the Track Solo indicator is dimmed and green, like it is right now, no tracks are soloed in the session.
However, if I solo a track, the indicator will turn light yellow, as we can see up here. The best part of this new feature is that if I click the Track Solo indicator now I can clear all of the soloed tracks in the session. Now onto the Track Mute Indicator. When this button is dimmed and green no tracks are muted in the session. However, if it's light orange then at least one track is muted in the session. I've just muted a track and now we can see that the Track Mute indicator is light orange.
However, when I click on it nothing happens, unlike the Track Solo indicator. The mutes are not cleared because muting tracks is an automatable mix function. There's one other cosmetic change in the Edit window on Pro Tools 10. There is now an indicator button for the Automation Follows Edit option. Originally this function was simply listed in the Options menu, but the folks at Avid felt there should be a button for it here. Click it to enable it; click it again to disable it. In case you're not familiar with this feature, when the Automation Follows Edit option is disabled automation events on the track are not affected by edits to the audio clips or MIDI notes on the track; when it is enabled the automation events are affected by edits made to the audio clips and MIDI notes.
Most of the time, I find that I want this option to be enabled. And with that, now you're familiar with all the new indicators on the Edit window on Pro Tools 10.
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