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After much googling it seems the best i can do is control/page up-down

but i want smaller increments  or longer travel

 just like holding down the rewind /fast forward buttons on the transport.

is this do able?

Thanks

Edited by Bassfaceus

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Here are a couple of CAL scripts. 

They are set to jump at 30 tick increments, adjust as needed. 

Copy and paste each one into a file in the CAL folder and create shortcuts for them.

;; Name: Now Forward.CAL
(do
 (+= Now 30)
)
 
and

;; Name: Now Backward.CAL
(do
 (int offset 30)
 (if (< Now offset)
  (= Now 0)
     (-= Now offset)
 )
)

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HI:)

If you have a Midi - Controller, you could do this with a Rotor. 

You have to install AZController and write a preset and use CAL Programs.

http://www.azslow.com/

I made a small video with different "Movings"! Some Movings are with CALs (Hour Glass) and some inside AZController! 

What I did in the Video:  (Just a Test Project for AZController Presets, lot of Clips, Markers, Sections and AZDisplay Open)

1.    Moving to Next/Prev Section with Slider 3
2.    Moving to Next/Prev Marker with Slider 2
3.    Moving to Next/Prev Bar (1-127) with Slider 1
4.    Activating CTRL (like on the PC Keyboard) with DoubleClick Mode Button
Now I can move Endless in the upper half forward, backward in the lower half
5.    Deactivating CTRL with DoubleClick Mode Button
6.    Switching to Edit Mode with Mode Button (Light goes On)
7.    Moving with Rotor 17 to a Clip
8.    Moving Data Cursor to Time Cursor with Solo 2 Button
9.    Zoom Horizontal In with Rotor 8
10.    Snap Settings to 32nd with Rotor 1, you can see the Control Bar above
11.    Selecting a piece with Rotor 10
12.    Zooming again with Rotor 8
 

13.    Moving by 60 Ticks with Rotor 3
14.    Activating „Do nothing“ with Mute 2 Button LONG_PRESS, cause this are no Endless Rotors and it was the end, so I Press the Button, move the Rotor to the left, press the Button again and it can go on.
15.    Moving by 15 Ticks with Rotor 4
16.    Moving by 2 Ticks with Rotor 5
17.    You can see 2 Cursors, one ist he Now Time Cursor, the other the Data Cursor, they are moving together, but the Data Cursor a bit later.
18.    Zoom Out again with Rotor 8
19.    Moving Clip Selection with Slider 5
20.    Activating SHIFT (like on the PC Keyboard) with Double Click Transport Button
21.    Moving Section Selection with Slider 2 (+Shift)
22.    Moving „between“ Marker Selection with Slider 1 (+Shift)
23.    Deactivating SHIFT with Double Click
24.    Moving just Selection with Rotor 21 (You can’t see it cause the Snap is on 32nd)
25.    Changing Snap Settings to „Bars“
26.    Moving Current Selection with Rotor 21

Greetz;)

Bassman.

 

Edited by Heinz Hupfer

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thanks for the reply...

Heinz..i already have a midi controller but because i have a very smal studio 

things come out only when necessary...i.e. the controller when i am mixing

sound absorbing panels and outboard gear mics etc when recording..but not enough room for both.

so i just want to move forward and back easily with the keyboard.

Scook..dont know what a CAL is but im gonna find out....thanks

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I set up Key bindings (  ctrl  > )   for measure forward  and  ( ctrl <   )  for measure back.  This - gets me around,  small-ish time jumps just fine. I use key bindings (  >  )  and  ( < )   to ( go to next )  and  ( go to previous  ) markers for major jumps. 

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23 hours ago, Bassfaceus said:

After much googling it seems the best i can do is control/page up-down

but i want smaller increments  or longer travel

 just like holding down the rewind /fast forward buttons on the transport.

is this do able?

Thanks

You can do a custom keybinding to Start/Stop Rewind or Fast Forward in the Preferences.

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If I'm not mistaken, the Now Time movement is directly related to your snap settings, just like automation curves. Disabling snapping or setting it to a finer setting should give you what you're looking for.

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3 hours ago, Jonathan Sasor said:

You can do a custom keybinding to Start/Stop Rewind or Fast Forward in the Preferences.

Thanks for the reminder. I don't use the CAL scripts myself and forgot why I did not bind them in CbB.

This is the best solution.

Binding these to ALT+Left/Right Arrows before I forget.

Will be part of the new build next week.

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29 minutes ago, scook said:

Will be part of the new build next week

Care to share what computer you're building/getting :D

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StudioCat i9 Pro Studio X setup like the i7 I bought in 2014 except 32 GB RAM, 2x500 GB SSD, 2x2GB HDs and a GTX-1660.

There is nothing wrong with the i7 other than age.

Not real keen on keeping PCs longer than 5 years.

I don't use a lot of sample based stuff so don't need superfast or large SSDs.

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Brilliant!..thats it! 

thanks Jonathan.....

now how do i alter the resolution of the travel..

say i want to move by measures /beats etc?

special thanks to  Heinz for posting the CALS

and to Scook also for cals

so just travel res. and im done

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I assume you just change the ticks in the CALS (or add new ones with the note lengths you want/need) you were provided to match whatever "distance" you want. If you live in a 4/4 universe a quarter note (beat) would be 960 ticks and a whole note (measure) would be 3840. You can modify that to anything based on number of ticks and how they correspond to the different note values you need. 

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Rewind and Fast Forward do not stop and landmarks

There are functions to "go to" the start and end of measures to jump by measure but there is nothing comparable for beats.

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