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Amadeus Pro Quick guide revision 005

Special thanks to,
John W Hess
and
Dane Trethowan for input in creating this guide.

You will nneed to make sure that you have the latest version of Amadeus Pro, helpful changes are being maid nearly every week. You can get it here,
<http://www.hairersoft.com/Downloads/AmadeusPro.zip>

In this guide we will cover simple editing and an introduction to multitracking with Amadeus Pro, along with a list of keyboard commands.

Simple editing with Amadeus Pro

1: First of all, play your recording, or, move through your recording with command-right, or, left arrow keys, until you reach the begining of the spot you would like to edit and press the spacebar to pause the recording at that point.

2: Move the insertion point to the playhead with Command-Y.

3: Set a marker with, command-shift-m.

4: At this point you can go to the selection menu and do a number of things,
extend the selection to begining, to the end, next marker, [if this is the case, you must play your recording until you reach the place where you want your second marker, to be located, press the spacebar to pause your recording, then press Command-Y to bring the insertion point to the playhead and then command-shift-m to set the marker].

5: Once you have maid your choice just press the delete Key to delete your selection.

Using multipul tracks

The first thing that will be helpful is to name all of your tracks.

When you open Amadeus Pro, , a window should come up with a number of things in it and one of those things is a text box. If it does not, interact with the scrol area. In that edit box you can name your track, call it what ever you want, just something that will be helpful in finding that track when you want to edit it. Do the same when you press, Option-command-r to record to a new track.

You can edit any of the tracks in your project as long as you have maid that track an active track.

You can cycle through the tracks you have recorded with the letter n.
Each time you land on another of your recorded tracks, it becomes the active track. You can play only the active track with, shift-spacebar to find the track you wish to edit, or, you can interact with the scrol area in your project, move to the text box and with VO keys-up and down arrow move through the list of tracks. When you have found the one you want, stop interacting and press escape to select the track.

You can now press, shift-spacebar to play only the selected track from the begining and you may also press, shift-spacebar to stop the track from playing and go back to the begining.
Option home will move to the beginning of the track and option end will move to the end of the track.

Helpful commands for Voiceover users.
*** These commands may be some what different depending on the version of Amadeus Pro you are using.

tab key stops and Rewinds to the beginning of the recording, second press starts playback

Spacebar, play back, or, pause

shift-spacebar, plays only the active track

Record, command-r

Stop recording with enter.

Record to new track, Option command-r

Stop recording with enter

Move through the recording with, command-option-left and right arrows, this acts as a scrub wheel.
Use just left and right arrows to make smaller corrections.

Move to the begining of the recording with, option-home

move to the end of the recording with, option-end

Command-Y moves the insertion point to the playhead

Command-Shift-Y moves the playhead to the Insertion Point

Some of the following commands may be used by Voiceover users as well, however some of the commands are visual.

option 1-4 Stores the current zoom level into the corresponding register
1-4 Sets the current zoom level the value stored in the corresponding register
e Previews the effect of deleting the current selection
a Extends the selection by one pixel to the left
s Shrinks the selection by one pixel at the left
d Shrinks the selection by one pixel at the right
f Extends the selection by one pixel to the right
g Toggles the display of the grid behind the waveform
h Toggles the display of the selection in the timescale
n Cycles the currently active track between all the tracks of the document
Command-shift-m Creates a marker at the insertion point
r Repairs the selection (select only a very short piece)
t Repairs the top channel of the selection (select only a very short piece)
b Repairs the bottom channel of the selection (select only a very short piece)
p Creates a marker at the playback head
down arrow Plays back half an octave lower
up arrow Plays back half an octave higher
left arrow Places the insertion point at the left end of the selection
right arrow Places the insertion point at the right end of the selection
[ Places the insertion point at the left end of the selection. If nothing is
selected, moves the insertion point to the left by one pixel.
] Places the insertion point at the right end of the selection. If nothing is
selected, moves the insertion point to the right by one pixel.
option-left arrow Moves insertion point to the previous marker
option-right arrow Moves insertion point to the next marker
command-left arrow Extends the selection to the previous marker
command-right arrow Extends the selection to the next marker
home Jumps to the beginning of the sound
end Jumps to the end of the sound
page up Moves to the left by one screen
page down Moves to the right by one screen
+ or = Zooms deeper into the sound
- Zooms out of the sound
option-+ or = Zooms vertically into the sound
option-- Zooms vertically out of the sound
command-click Places a marker at the clicked point
shift-click Extends / shrinks the selection to the clicked point
double-click Starts playing the current track from the clicked point

Keith Reedy
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