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Tracktion T7 Update Explained®

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    Compact Toolbar

    T7 offers a new slimmed down version of the Controls Panel in the form of a toolbar at the bottom of the window.

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    Browser Position

    See how to move the browser left, right, or up top and how to have multiple views in the browser open at the same time.

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    Zoom Tool

    T7 offers nice new multilevel zoom tool to speed zooming in and out.

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    Projects Tab

    The Projects tab gets a new three-column interface. Learn how the new Edit previews work and how to download the demo songs very easily.

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    Synchronized Browsers

    Bill demonstrates how to preview several loops at the same time synced to the Edit and to each other.

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    Drag to Set In/Out Markers

    Learn a quick way to set in-marker and out-markers to define loop playback and many other operations in T7.

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    Auto Show Panels

    To save screen real estate, you can keep your Browser, Mixer, and Controls panels hidden.

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    Visual Plug-In Selector

    Learn to choose plugins by dragging them from a pallet of UI thumbnails.

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    Group Clips

    Now you can lock several clips on a track together so they work like a single clip.

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    Linked Clips

    Easily create copies of Audio Clips, MIDI Clips, and Step Clips that reference the same underlying date or file.

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    Automation Patterns

    Learn how to create repeated automation patterns between the In-marker and the Out-marker using a new feature located in Properties.

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    Plug-In Sidechain

    It is now easier than ever to use the sidechain input on your favorite plug-ins.

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    First Run Setup

    You can enable the First Run Setup panel to walk through the essential list of setup tasks.

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    Scroll Options

    Bill explains what the various scroll options do and the best way to set them up.

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    Track LFOs

    Learn how to apply Track LFOs to get movement happening on your volume, panning, and plugin parameters.

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    Updated Plug-In Racks

    Plugin Racks in T7 are easier to create and work with more complex chains of effects.

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    Clip Layer Effects

    Bill demonstrates a new way to apply effects to clips.

Product Overview


Tracktion calls T7 “the musicians DAW” and they’ve loaded it with lots of updates geared toward the recording artist. In this in-depth tutorial series studio master Bill Edstrom shows you how to get the most out of this powerful one-window creative studio tool!

Bill starts his exploration of the new T7 “blue steel” interface by describing the added functionality of the updated compact toolbar.

The next video shows you all the new features you have with the browser, including moving it left, right, to the top of the window, or having multiple views open simultaneously.

Bill then demonstrates the new multi-level Zoom Tool and the new three-column interface of the Projects Tab, and how you can synchronize Browsers.

That leads to an examination of the Auto Show panels, and the Visual Plug-in Selector which lets you choose plug-ins from thumbnails.

Moving on, Bill explains the enhancements to T7’s clip functions and how you can now group clips and create linked copies of clips. Creating automation patterns between markers is explored, as well as how to use the side chain input.

Now that you have a handle on the new workflow possibilities, Bill guides you through the First Run Setup options, including the new scroll options.

He concludes with three videos on T7 effects including how to apply Track LFOs, the updated Plug-in Racks, and how to apply Clip Layer effects.

Whether you are new to Tracktion T7, or you’re an existing user looking to get the most from the new additions, check out “Tracktion T7 Update Explained” today!


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Tamas
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Very useful tutorial

This is a very useful tutorial. As there is not as much online material available about Waveform as for many other DAWs, will there perhaps be a detailed tutorial about newer versions, e.g. W10? Thanks!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Reaper


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Brontic
Submitted 11 months ago

Good lessons.

Good lessons. Very interesting DAW, and free now! It would be great to see a detailed course on the Waveform 9.

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Reaper


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Mark Swanson
Submitted 3 years ago

Fills in the gaps

This is a great DAW, but had little documentation until Bill did these videos, and wrote the definitive eBook on this. now I can use Tracktion to full effect, and this DAW is as good as anything out there.

I am a: Professional, Musician


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Tamas
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Very useful tutorial

This is a very useful tutorial. As there is not as much online material available about Waveform as for many other DAWs, will there perhaps be a detailed tutorial about newer versions, e.g. W10? Thanks!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Reaper

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Brontic
Submitted 11 months ago

Good lessons.

Good lessons. Very interesting DAW, and free now! It would be great to see a detailed course on the Waveform 9.

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Reaper

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Mark Swanson
Submitted 3 years ago

Fills in the gaps

This is a great DAW, but had little documentation until Bill did these videos, and wrote the definitive eBook on this. now I can use Tracktion to full effect, and this DAW is as good as anything out there.

I am a: Professional, Musician

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started on trumpet at age 10, but got more passionate when I picked up bass and guitar in high school. During college, I had a band where I shared lead vocals and electric guitar duties. After that I was in a variety of bands usually on bass or behind the mixing board.

2. What training have you had?

I studied electrical engineering in college but mostly learned recording and music on my own. Recently, I completed the Master of Songwriting and Guitar program through Berklee Music.

3. When did you get into recording?

I have always been fascinated with tape recording since fifth grade. I started by recording demos by bouncing back and forth between two cassette decks. Later I moved on to portastudios, ADATS, pro studios, then to a DAW based project studio.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I work with songwriters world-wide as the founder and creator of LilacWriter.com - an online collaboration site for songwriters. In my career, I have done FOH, producing, songwriting, mixing, mastering, and voice over. Used to work regionally, but now requests can come from anywhere in the world.

I've written two books on audio production: "Studio One for Engineers & Producers" and "The Power in Cakewalk SONAR" both published by Hal Leonard Books.

Whenever possible, I work closely with the developers of the products I teach doing testing, bug reporting, and feature requests. I think this gives me a much deeper understanding of the products. I really enjoy seeing the products I work with improve.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I have always been interested in making technology easier to use and understand. I think showing examples is essential when introducing a topic. I feel recording should be a fun and creative experience and I hope that comes across in my videos.

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Tracktion T7 Update Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very useful tutorial This is a very useful tutorial. As there is not as much online material available about Waveform as for many other DAWs, will there perhaps be a detailed tutorial about newer versions, e.g. W10? Thanks!
Date published: 2019-08-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good lessons. Good lessons. Very interesting DAW, and free now! It would be great to see a detailed course on the Waveform 9.
Date published: 2018-10-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fills in the gaps This is a great DAW, but had little documentation until Bill did these videos, and wrote the definitive eBook on this. now I can use Tracktion to full effect, and this DAW is as good as anything out there.
Date published: 2017-01-29
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