load an audio file, select the Transform tool. A white box appears around the whole sample, with white dot handles on the sides.
Auto-Activate Layer is on (default). I have no idea what this is doing. If I have 2 layers present, clicking on the waveform doesn’t switch the active Layer (in the Layers window), so what does “Activate the layer under the mouse cursor when clicked.” mean?
At this point, changing the values in Time Stretching or Pitch Shifting doesn’t appear to do anything. Clicking on the spectrograph causes those values to reset to 100%. Similarly for other parameters.
aha! I have to press Return to get the transformation to happen. I had assumed that the operation would occur when I released the mouse after changing a value. And it’s only the most recently changed parameter that gets processed.
Oh, that’s wierd. Sometimes changing a value (by click and scrolling) _does cause the processing to happen.
Actually, I’m having a really hard time figuring out what the rules are here. Sometimes it seems that scrolling a parameter _is followed by a processing update (without pressing Return).
I’m also finding it difficult to find the dots on the overall selection frame, especially the bottom one (which has now completely disappeared, even if I use the hand to grab and try to move the spectrogram).
A “conceptual” explanation of how the tool functions would be really helpful!