Did you know that Zetta is equipped with a single and Multi Track Editor built into the software? If you’re working in the on-air studio, there’s no need to run to the Production Room to finish adding those last-minute commercials, instead, just open the Multi Track Editor from your on-air machine and continue working on your production. Or, as a producer, prep for the show from any production studio and have the new elements instantly available in the on-air studio! For this week’s RCS Live, we reviewed everything regarding the Multi Track Editor. We even offered multiple user examples to understand how the Multi Track Editor can save you time and maximize your efficiency.
First, let’s breakdown the differences between the Multi Track Editor and the Single Track Editor, also known as the Quick Record module. The Single Track Editor is merely the identical product, but with a single track instead of multiple tracks. Since they’re the same, there really isn’t one better than the other. Simple identify what you’re attempting to work on – a single asset that requires a single track or a project, which requires additional tracks.
Working within the Multi Track Editor, users can Save the Asset, Save the Asset As (similar to a duplicate function), save it as a Project (think of a Project as the full session itself) and Save Project As. There are also ways to save the file outside of Zetta. To add a piece of audio, simply drag and drop the audio into the Multi Track Editor or Import Audio from an outside location.
Users have the flexibility to hide or display a Clip List, Master Audio List, track the History changes and adjust the gain for any asset. Each track can be soloed, muted, armed for recording or can record individually. Remember, Zetta can have multiple recording inputs and outputs. So if you wanted to have Track 1 be your local microphone and Track 2 utilize another audio source, like a telephone, you could create a VoxPro on the fly. Or if you have a multi-talent morning show, then each track could be its own microphone and you can record bits with multiple talent. From the producer’s perspective, change the source to your local news feed and record the entire Governor’s COVID speech and isolate clips to play as part of your Talk Show Stacks module bank.
Zetta’s Multi Track Editor is a flexible and efficient audio editor. Add volume points, set your Trim in, Trim out, Fade-In, Fade-out and more. Some users like to incorporate VST Plug Ins, simply save the VST Plug In .dll under the default location: C:\ProgramData\RCS\MTE_VST_Plugins. When you restart Zetta, it will automatically recognize the desired Plug In. NOTE: RCS is not responsible for any third party plug ins.
Speaking of flexibility, utilize Zetta’s custom Keyboard Mappings to replicate desired keystrokes working within the Multi Track Editor. For example, if you’re a fan of Split, set a default keyboard mapping so that whenever you use Control + T, Zetta will split the desired element. Users can define custom keyboard shortcuts via Configuration | System | Command Mappings.
If you’re looking to export or save your asset, understand there are multiple quick ways to save your audio. For example, using the orange highlight, users can define Clips, saving their unique name, or highlight a desired section and drag and drop the highlight or clip from the Multi Track Editor into another module, like the Hot Keys. Zetta will automatically create a Quick Record of the highlighted section for immediate playback.
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