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return to zero command

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 21:22
by aomahana
Hello there,

What is the command for "return to zero".

And why isn't this included in the transport control?
Or am I missing something?


Bye now,
aomahana.

Re: return to zero command

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 22:01
by charlienyc
hi,
you can just use the goto timecode command (default shortcut is numpad 3) and type in all zeros. you may be able to create a macro to do this also.
cheers,
-charlie

Re: return to zero command

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 18:24
by bemi
set "zero" with numpad 7 (default is 1:00:00), jump there with numpad 4 ;)

Re: return to zero command

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 19:14
by Perfect Record
... or leave the in point at your zero and hit numpad 4. I use an 8 button mouse, and have the button behind the scroll wheel set to zoom to 30 seconds around the in gate. This comes in handy when I need to drop a marker, then get close to fine tune it. Use it every day adjusting CD start and end marks where there is continuous ambience between tracks.

But like a lot of things in Pyramix, there are 1000 options for everything, but many basic commands missing.

Re: return to zero command

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 22:47
by aomahana
Thanks for your responses.

I had tried some of the ideas mentioned, but wondered if I might have been missing a simple command, even though nothing appears to be mentioned in the Manual.

I would like to present the idea of a Return To Zero button included in the Transport Control to the PMX Suggestions.

However, before doing this, I will wait about a week to see if anybody has any reasons why this wouldn't be a good idea.
I have always been reluctant to add anything to the Suggestions Column, because in my opinion, PMX needs simplifying not made any more difficult or obtuse than it already is.
To my mind a simple Return To Zero is a basic requirement.

So, any comments ....

Bye for now,
aomahana.
www.audioarts.co.nz

Re: return to zero command

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 04:42
by Perfect Record
aomahana wrote:I have always been reluctant to add anything to the Suggestions Column, because in my opinion, PMX needs simplifying not made any more difficult or obtuse than it already is.
To my mind a simple Return To Zero is a basic requirement.
aomahana.
http://www.audioarts.co.nz


There are some commands that simplify, so don't be shy about adding this one.

There are however some commands lurking in Pyramix that I'm still finding after nearly 3 years.

Another simple command that's missing is select all in the active group. Yes, I know there are 3 step ways to do this but......

Re: return to zero command

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 21:57
by Professor
I think you can make one button macros for "return to zero" - select all>go to the head of selection>deselect all - and even add "play" to the end, you will have "return to zero and play"

Re: return to zero command

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:21
by phixl
charlienyc wrote:hi,
you can just use the goto timecode command (default shortcut is numpad 3) and type in all zeros. you may be able to create a macro to do this also.
cheers,
-charlie


I just bought V7 and the goto TC function still doesn't seem to work for me - it's just as it was on v6 - it doesn't let me type numbers into the field it just gives that annoying 'windows beep' sound. The up and down arrows work. Is there something obvious I'm missing??!

Thanks very much
Phil

Re: return to zero command

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:32
by a.stinson
phixl wrote:
charlienyc wrote:hi,
you can just use the goto timecode command (default shortcut is numpad 3) and type in all zeros. you may be able to create a macro to do this also.
cheers,
-charlie


I just bought V7 and the goto TC function still doesn't seem to work for me - it's just as it was on v6 - it doesn't let me type numbers into the field it just gives that annoying 'windows beep' sound. The up and down arrows work. Is there something obvious I'm missing??!

Thanks very much
Phil


hi phil,

if you are using the numpad on your keyboard - is 'num lock' on?


a.

Re: return to zero command

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 13:25
by allemano bernard@neuf.fr
However, before doing this, I will wait about a week to see if anybody has any reasons why this wouldn't be a good idea.
I have always been reluctant to add anything to the Suggestions Column, because in my opinion, PMX needs simplifying not made any more difficult or obtuse than it already is.
To my mind a simple Return To Zero is a basic requirement.


Hi,
the reason is : there is no real Zero, I explain, in quasi all DAWs, you cannot begin before zero (midnigth).
In Pyramix zero have no sense, you can begin where and when you whant (before or after zero) the only thing to do is positionning the MARK in where you want and of course the MARK out,
and press the 4 key to goto MARK in, and 5 for goto MARK out. :D

Best regards,

Dom bernardo de Lavalla
I.F.D.U.P.

International Federation of Defenders and Users of Pyramix :lol:

Re: return to zero command

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 21:50
by aomahana
Hello.

I made a Macro for "cursor to start of selection" which effectively gave me a return to zero.
But this requires first selecting the track, and if there are edits, selecting close to the beginning.

Recently Domenic Savol has uploaded some YouTube videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqkIf0dWGK0

And amongst the other information in the video, lo and behold , pressing the "HOME" key returns the cursor to zero.
As far as I can tell, there is no mention of this in the user manual. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Thank you Domenic.
Such a simple but useful command.
And it has taken me years to discover it.


All the best,
aomahana.