How do I do this? Briefly: In the Audio Montage section of WL7 I went to the Markers tab, laid down some CD Splice markers (red the double-carat variety). Went to the CD tab and… none of my markers appear! I didn’t add marks in the wizard of the CD Tab, because I’m placing them in the middle of a region, not at boundaries. I have a Montage with CD splice markers for 5 tracks that appear properly in the gui and Marker window, but they are invisible to the CD window.
I need to add CD text, titles etc, but there seems to be no way to do this in the CD tab of the montage if you added markers in the Marker tab. This is really a bizarre workflow - objects seem to exist independent of one another. Why? How is this normal - no other app behaves this way? And what about cutting a DDP or burning a CD with these marks? How does that work? When I click the ugly little “burn CD” icon, it says “Audio Montage does not contain CD Tracks”! WTF?!? I can SEE the tracks. I placed them there!
When I go to the Help System and enter “CD Splice Markers” the info it returns is worthless, unrelated to my question. That’s the problem with all online help systems: they’re context free, and not holistic. There’s no overview. No way to grok the paradigm and workflow. Worse: it doesn’t seem to have a “back” button, so it’s entirely unaware of where you’ve been (yes, I see previous/next - they’re almost always ghosted! useless!). I find myself re-searching to get back to a previous page.
The sad part: I’m 99% sure there’s a simple, logical way to do what I want. There’s just no way for a newbie user to find it. This really highlights the on-going nightmare of no documentation. If I had proper docs maybe I could figure this out on my own. But I don’t, nor does anyone. I’m getting to love the program, but honestly the song and dance of figuring things out without a manual is a total buzz-kill. Honestly I can’t use the product in sessions because it’s embarrassing not to know what’s what, and have no way of finding out without coming here and wasting people’s time.
Yamaha/Steinberg: You really need to get your act together. The lack of documentation is inexcusable a year after launch, especially considering the WL6 manual is so damn-close already! PG busts his balls to help people out to save you a few pennies, but you can’t be bothered to document the workflow and provide what every other manufacturer seems to deliver (a simple pdf maybe)? Yamaha should really be ashamed of themselves - great software + non-existent documentation = janky non-professional bs. Waste of everyone’s time. You can’t seriously expect new users to buy a product with no manual. Experienced WL6 users are having the same problems. Yamaha should be humiliated, but they seem to be totally fine with the status quo, and even defend this flaw publicly. No one on earth who you don’t pay seriously agrees that this is ok, but you stick to your guns? You’re making a brilliant programmer look bad, and killing an otherwise cool app through neglect. That’s sad. If you spent as much time updating the old manual as you’ve wasted defending the lack of one you’d be done by already.