I’m new to WL7 and have been having a lot of trouble with the spectrum editor. Nothing I’ve tried has fixed it. Here’s a quick movie of what’s going on.
wavelab spectrum bug.mov (854 KB)
As you can see, I’ve got a fairly long file of individual samples. I press the spacebar and the selection plays (I’ve got my transport start option set to Selection start and my end option set to Selection end). I press command-2 to get to the spectrum editor and press the spacebar again and the selection plays. At about 7 seconds in, I press s to get the spectrum editing tool and select a louder area that I want to reduce in volume. Now, this is where things first start to get weird. When I press F6 to play the selection - WL plays the old selection. Not only does it ignore the time selection I’ve made, it plays back the entire frequency range. I would expect to hear only the time and frequency selection that I just made. I’m assuming this is a bug, but if it isn’t, I’d like to request that time and frequency selections in the spectrum editor are what I hear when I press F6 to play the selection.
Things really get strange at 19 seconds in. I press the spacebar and it should play the selection again, since this is how I have my play start/end settings setup, but instead, the cursor jumps to some random place previous to my selection. I have the pre-roll set to 0, so this can’t be the issue. At 23 seconds, I attempt to make a change in the selection, but look what happens. There’s no longer any way for me to make a normal selection because WL thinks the beginning of the selection is the beginning of the file.
At 32 seconds I hit command-1 to go back to the wave view, but as you see, it now appears that the file is empty, even though you can see the selection is still in place in the overview. But, in the main window, the scroll button is to the far right - as if I’m at the end of the file. But in fact, it seems as if I’m in some imaginary place that exists beyond the end of the file, since there isn’t any silence in this file. The only way to get back quickly is to press K to view the present selection.
This is the bug that I encounter almost every time I use the spectrum editor. I really want to use it more, but it causes so much trouble, that it currently isn’t worth using. Is there some fix in the works for this?
WL 7.11 (550)