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Maybe I'm missing something very basic here, or maybe I just made a very bad assumption. I started playing with the LOR sequence editor for the first time and I don't see any way to display the waveform of the audio track.

In years past I have used an audio editing program such as Sonar with one audio track and a bunch of midi tracks to control individual light channels via a midi to dmx converter, driving DMX dimmer packs.

With LOR I am having a hard time figuring out how to create a sequence synced to music if you can't "see" the audio track waveform superimposed on the time scale.

If this really can't be done it seems like a pretty glaring flaw in an otherwise well thought out package.

-jim-

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No waveform.

I think it is a matter of the direction they're working from and what they're based off of. The heart of the LOR sequencer isn't an audio tool. It is a scheduling tool. So it is more of a scheduler that happens to play music than an audio tool that happens to schedule events. (Follow me?)

Not to say it can't happen. Just it likely wasn't a core feature from the direction they are working from.

A waveform would be pretty useful at times.

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I went as far as to use another software package to get the waveform. I wouldn't recommend the one I bought 'cause it's buggy and didn't let me export the timing marks. But I used the included MP3 editor with "Magix MP3 Maker" to tag all the events in my songs. Then I copied (by hand) all the events into an Excel sheet. I played it back over and over and copied the lyrics in an adjacent cell. Then I printed that out and went to town on the LOR editor. It would have been much easier to open a waveform viewer in the LOR editor huh? :D

Keeping my fingers crossed that one is included in a future release of LOR...

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I use the free Audacity program (audacity.com). I display the waveform on my desktop and use my laptop at the same time to do the LOR sequencing.

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I just listen to a song over and over until I get the beat down ... and tap it out as I see fit ... versus having another program tell me where to put the marks.

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I'm with Don. I am certain to have seriously calloused fingertips from banging on the spacebar with the Tapper wizard :D

Then if you didn't get it quite right, you can always adjust it after the fact.

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