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InspectorsProperties Inspector overview ► Properties Inspector - Track Properties

A. Dock/undock Inspector B. Show/hide Track Properties Inspector C. Track name D. AudioSnap track render modes E. Automation Time Base F. Automation Write Mode G. Track strip color H. Text description
Click the Track button at the top of the Inspector pane, or press CTRL+SHIFT+I.
Figure 276. Click the Track button to show/hide the Track Properties Inspector.
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Track Name. Assign a name to the selected track.
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Online Render. Specify the algorithm to use during real-time playback. For more information about render modes, see Algorithms and rendering. The options are as follows:
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From Global. This uses the algorithm listed in the Online field in Edit > Preferences > Project - AudioSnap.
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Groove clip. Works faster than Percussion render mode, using less processing power.
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Percussion. Works better than the Groove Clip render mode on percussive material, especially if the stretching is by more than a few beats per minute.
Note: The Online render mode is for preview purposes only during playback. The final audio quality will be greatly improved after the Offline render mode is applied during mixdown/export.
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Offline Render. This drop-down menu lets you choose the algorithm that is used when you export or freeze stretched audio. The choices in the drop-down menu are as follows:
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From Global. This uses the algorithm listed in the Offline Rendering field in Edit > Preferences > Project - AudioSnap.
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Radius Mix. Better for clips containing polyphonic, stereo data.
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Radius Mix Advanced. Similar to Radius Mix, but exposes a Smoothing slider that adjust how much detail to preserve.
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Radius Solo. Better for clips containing monophonic, solo instruments.
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Radius Solo (Bass). Better for clips containing solo bass instruments.
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Radius Solo (Vocal). Better for clips containing solo vocals.
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Same as Online. Uses the same choice as the Online field.
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Time Base. Choose one of the two options in this section to control what happens to automation when you change the tempo:
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Musical (M:B:T). If the track is set to the Musical time base, the automation’s M:B:T position stays constant, and its absolute position shifts.
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Absolute. If the track is set to the Absolute time base, its absolute position stays constant, and its M:B:T position shifts.
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Write Mode. This drop-down menu lets you choose the automation write mode:
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Touch. Touch mode overwrites any existing automation data for the currently armed parameter only when the parameter is moved with the mouse or a MIDI controller. Automation writing stops when the parameter is released, and the parameter returns to any previously automated position.
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Overwrite. Overwrite mode overwrites any existing automation data for the currently armed parameter while the transport is rolling, even if you don’t touch the parameter.
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Latch. Latch Mode is similar to Touch mode; new automation data overwrites existing automation data when you move a control. However, when you release the parameter, it will remain “latched” into its current position and continue to overwrite any existing automation data until playback stops.
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Strip Color. Specify the default channel strip color and the default waveform or note color of the selected track. The color palette has two additional options, which can be accessed by holding down the Follow Bus/Default button for a brief moment:
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Default. The track strip is not colored and does not inherit the color of the bus it is assigned to.
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Follow Bus. The track inherits the color of the bus it is assigned to.
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Description. Type a comment or description of the selected track.
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