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Product request: Chain Shortcuts

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trainer » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:09 am

Hello Audacity Users. Hello also to the development team.

In recent months I have discovered the joys of working with effects chains. It has made my busy audio editing work much simpler.

I know I have mentioned it before in a previous post, but may I put in a product request, that keyboard short cuts could be applied to each individual effect chain.

For example, my voice post-processing recipe could be simply P, and my breath reduction setting B.

Again, thank you for considering my requests. I understand there are many demands for developments.

Kind regards

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Re: Product request: Chain Shortcuts

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:43 am

Chains is listed in the keyboard shortcuts in Audacity Preferences.

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One problem is you have to miss the existing shortcuts—or reroute them.

P is already assigned to Play/Pause, so that's an important one.

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Re: Product request: Chain Shortcuts

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:03 am

kozikowski wrote:Chains is listed in the keyboard shortcuts in Audacity Preferences.

They don't allow you to select a specific named Chain in one key press, which is what I think Trainer is asking for.
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Re: Product request: Chain Shortcuts

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:35 pm

steve wrote:
kozikowski wrote:Chains is listed in the keyboard shortcuts in Audacity Preferences.

They don't allow you to select a specific named Chain in one key press, which is what I think Trainer is asking for.

This Proposal that Gale was a champion of relates to this:
https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Prop ... o_Hot-Keys

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Re: Product request: Chain Shortcuts

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trainer » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:47 am

Hi

Yes, thank you Steve for clarifying my question. :)

I would love to be able to assign an individual keyboard short cut to each of my chains. For example, my voice processing chain (which I use a lot) contains several effects. A single keystroke would be very useful for this one chain.

I looked at Gail's suggestion (assignable short cuts for individual presets within effects) which is certainly very useful. However, applying short cuts to individual chains would meet both needs - presets within effects (these can be saved as chains) and chains of multiple effects.

Thank you all for your additional comments. and I live in hope for this feature.

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Re: Product request: Chain Shortcuts

Permanent link to this post Posted by Edgar » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:03 pm

You could probably do this with some form of scripting like AutoIT3 or AutoHotKey. I run individual chains by voice using Dragon NaturallySpeaking and AutoIT3 but I'm still using a highly customized version of 2.0.1.
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