CantabileTip - Pedal actuated recording takes

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I was practicing a piano part and thought if I can get a recorded take with no mistakes then I know I have the part down. If anyone has a suggestion for a simpler/better way to do this I would be happy to edit this tip.

BTW, hats off to Terry Britton for hosting the series of webinars - I’m not sure I would have throught of this before them.

I decided it would be nice to tap the sustain pedal on my controller to record a new take from the start. When I tap the sustain pedal a second time it stops recording and saves the take. I have two controllers so I used the sustain pedal of the second one - any button, pedal or even a key you’re not going to play could be used instead

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These are the bindings of the Sustain pedal to both initiate Recording and to begin Play. Since they are toggles the next time I tap the pedal it stops play and recording which saves the take.

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I have two keyboards, Upper and Lower. Both are routed to Spitfire Labs Mrs. Mills Piano

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I have Media Player 2 set to Slave (Realtime) to the main transport. It is a scratch track to play along with.

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I was surprised to see I finally got it on take 88 :grinning:

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If I want to listen to the take I click the Play icon in the “Media – Play DCS Recorded. I have to open that Media Player and add the recorded take I want to listen to and then choose it by clicking on in the “Preset/Destination” column and selecting it.

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