Event Effects let you place any audio effects plugin into audio events on your timeline.
This approach makes quick edits and easy sound design possible. You want a delay effect on that one snare hit. Instead of using complex effect routings or automation of a delay inserted on the whole track. Why not just try adding that effect chain into the events of your choice?
One easy way to add an event effect to an audio event is this:
- Click the Browse tab on the left and select the Effects tab
- Select the plugin your choice or [Command] - Click multiple plugins
- Simply drag the previously selected plugins onto the event of choice while holding down [option/alt]
☛ a little FX indicator appears on the Events lower left edge
- Hit [F4] to open the Inspector and Click on Event FX
In the Event FX tab you're able to create Audio FX chains [Click the little triangle icon] for later recalls,
reorder plugins [drag and drop], rename plugins [secondary Click on the plugin] and add new plugins [Click the little plus icon]. The Tail button is useful if you are using fx like delay and reverb so the rendered event doesn't cut out.
A crucial part of that Event FX tab is the Render button. Click this button once to Render all FX plugins into the Audio Event.
The Audio Event will be replaced with a Audio Event and the Render button will change to Restore
and even that little FX indicator on the events lower left edge changed.
My personal tip: use the 3 unassigned Keyboard Shortcuts for Insert Event FX, Render Event FX and Restore Event FX. Only with these Keyboard Shortcuts you are able to Insert, Render and Restore multiple selected Events.