Freeform Play Range

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What Is A Freeform Play Range?

 

A freeform play range is a user selected time range within a sequence. There can be at most one freeform play range specified at any given time.

 

A freeform play range is displayed with a dimmed area on the time scale and dashed vertical red lines running through the sequence grid at the beginning and end of the range.

 

A sequence with a freeform play range

A sequence with a freeform play range

 

 

How Are They Created?

 

A freeform play range can be created using either of these techniques:

 

By clicking and dragging across the time scale (not the waveform area). This is the quickest way to create a range that is limited to the visible area of the sequence grid.

By right-clicking on the time scale or waveform area and using the Set Play Range Start/End menu items.

During sequence playback, pressing the keyboard's down arrow will mark the current time as the start of a "freeform play range".  Later pressing the up arrow will mark the current time as the end of the freeform play range.

After right-clicking on the audio waveform or timeline, select the "Set Play Range Start" or "Set Play Range End" menu items to create or extend a freeform play range.

 

 

What Can You Do With Them?

 

As the name implies, a freeform play range can be used to play back the specified region of the sequence.