Enhancement for Macros

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Re: Enhancement for Macros

Post by mafg1953 » Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:43 pm

Steve,

This is great - it will come in very handy and is much appreciated!

It's easy to work with and really allows control over the Macro development process without having to create multiple test Macros by adding and deleting lines successively. It will really be a time saver.

Thanks!

Mike

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Re: Enhancement for Macros

Post by waxcylinder » Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:51 pm

steve wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:34 pm
Here's the plug-in: MacroStepThrough.ny
When installed it will appear in the Tools menu.
Hi Steve,

this looks most interesting.

So are you planning to get this included in Audacity's shipped tools (or will it remain an under-the-counter item for the cognoscenti) ?

Peter.

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Re: Enhancement for Macros

Post by steve » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:04 pm

waxcylinder wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:51 pm
So are you planning to get this included in Audacity's shipped tools (or will it remain an under-the-counter item for the cognoscenti) ?
I think it'll remain under the counter due to the awkwardness of not being able to repeat the last "Tool" effect. (It has to be a "Tool" type effect to be able to run without an audio selection).
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Re: Enhancement for Macros

Post by mafg1953 » Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:23 pm

steve wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:04 pm
I think it'll remain under the counter due to the awkwardness of not being able to repeat the last "Tool" effect. (It has to be a "Tool" type effect to be able to run without an audio selection).
Steve,

Is there a list of those under-the-counter tools/effects around somewhere?

I think that generally I see them pop up in various posts when someone asks a question about a need they have, e.g., one I remember recently was moving the bottom track up to be under the current track with the focus. So I'm thinking that there may be tools/effects under-the-counter that are the answer to a question I/we haven't even thought to ask about yet.

Thanks,

Mike

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Re: Enhancement for Macros

Post by steve » Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:39 pm

mafg1953 wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:23 pm
Is there a list of those under-the-counter tools/effects around somewhere?
There are the quasi-official plug-ins on the Audacity wiki: https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Down ... t_Plug-ins

Other than that, there's plug-ins that are (mostly) in these forum boards:
viewforum.php?f=42
viewforum.php?f=69

There's no index for those plug-ins.
For those plug-ins to be uploaded to the wiki, they need to be tested to ensure that they work as advertised, sufficiently documented so that they don't generate a lot of support requests, and coded in a sufficiently maintainable manner that they can be updated / fixed if necessary.

Unfortunately the way that the wiki works, it's a rather tedious process to upload them.
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Re: Enhancement for Macros

Post by mafg1953 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:35 am

Steve,

So I did a search on the Macros and Scripting Forum for "*.NY" to locate all of the Nyquist Plugins that were referenced. I got only 14 matches and the new Plugin that you have in this thread (MacroStepThrough.NY) was not one of the matches that I got.

Can you tell be if I'm doing something wrong?

Thanks,

Mike

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Re: Enhancement for Macros

Post by steve » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:39 am

The forum search is pretty good if you are looking for one specific thing with the advanced search. For example search for "popmute" posted by "steve" in "Nyquist" forum.
I find the forum search pretty poor for more general searches, and find that Google search works better.

Try Google search for:

Code: Select all

site:forum.audacityteam.org ".ny"
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Re: Enhancement for Macros

Post by steve » Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:10 pm

steve wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:04 pm
waxcylinder wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:51 pm
So are you planning to get this included in Audacity's shipped tools (or will it remain an under-the-counter item for the cognoscenti) ?
I think it'll remain under the counter due to the awkwardness of not being able to repeat the last "Tool" effect. (It has to be a "Tool" type effect to be able to run without an audio selection).
I've just tested with Audacity 3.0.0 (release candidate).
In this version of Audacity there is an option to create a keyboard shortcut for "Repeat last tool". I've set "Ctrl + Shift + R".
"Macro Step Through" works brilliantly with the shortcut :)
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Re: Enhancement for Macros

Post by mafg1953 » Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:53 pm

steve wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:10 pm
I've just tested with Audacity 3.0.0 (release candidate).
In this version of Audacity there is an option to create a keyboard shortcut for "Repeat last tool". I've set "Ctrl + Shift + R".
"Macro Step Through" works brilliantly with the shortcut :)
Steve,

Thanks for adding that option and thanks for pointing it out - that will be nice!

Mike

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Re: Enhancement for Macros

Post by jademan » Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:33 pm

steve wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:10 pm
I've just tested with Audacity 3.0.0 (release candidate).
In this version of Audacity there is an option to create a keyboard shortcut for "Repeat last tool". I've set "Ctrl + Shift + R".
"Macro Step Through" works brilliantly with the shortcut :)
Glad to hear this. ;)

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