Any way to mute tracks?

FunkyB wrote on 8/22/2019, 4:50 AM

I'm trying out SOUNDFORGE Audio Cleaning Lab having never used previous versions. There are 8 tracks available on which to place audio and you can show and hide them with the buttons on the right side. But all tracks play whether they are visible or not. Is there a way to temporarily mute one or more tracks, or conversely just play one track (solo)? Sometime I want to check which audio is coming from which track. The only workaround I've found is to drag the object volume line (the grey one) down to 0, but that's kind of a pain. I'm using version


ralftaro wrote on 8/28/2019, 8:18 AM

Hi there,

Unfortunately, there's are no such options in Cleaning Lab. What you're looking for can only be found in the more fully-featured, true multi-track DAWs, like Samplitude (Music Studio) or Music Maker.

While I'm sure the multi-track feature in Cleaning Lab has some value for certain users and use cases, you just can't compare it to a real multi-tracker.



FunkyB wrote on 8/29/2019, 5:28 AM

I wouldn't expect full multi-track features at this price point, but at least having the option only to play audio from visble/active tracks seems like it shouldn't be hard to implement.

That said, the multi-track feature in CL has major value for me because you can clearly line up two tracks vertically and see each audio sample in each wave. This lets me perfectly splice together different takes of the same DJ mix to make a final version using the best transitons. That plus exporting directly to FLAC + .cue (plus the mastering effects) make this an excellent program for mastering DJ mixes. Several other more advanced programs I tried couldn't do the above well or at all. Of course Soundforge Pro can, but it's massive overkill for what I'm doing.

Anyway this is a minor issue and I bought CL so now I can finally retire CD Architect. I definitely recommend this program for DJs for ripping vinyl and producing mixes.