I’n trying to figure out how to have silence as the default state for tracks I am trying to comp.
It seems as if the content of Lane 1 is the default sound source unless I use the comp tool to highlight sounds from other Lanes.
A lot of time my Lane 1 is a rough scratch and I really don’t want to hear it while I am selecting clip candidates for the comped sound.
I don’t necessarily work or find best takes in a time-linear fashion and if I don’t have a good piece for some section of the comp I’d rather hear silence, instead of a bad take, while I assemble the good stuff.
A lot of times I am using the DAW as writing tool and so it’s not the same process as rehearsing a part and playing the part through beginning to end.