What do the different MEAP locator options mean?

Probably the most powerful part of MEAP is its ability to set locators differently for each file that is exported.

Here is some more information on what the different locator export options actually do.

Main Locator Options:

All Project

The locators will be automatically set to encompass all of your project before export begins.

 

Parts on Tracks

The locators will be automatically set to encompass all of the parts on each track individually.

 

Start to Last Part

The locators will be automatically set so that the left locator is always at the beginning of the first part in the project but the right locator is at the end of the last part on each track.

 

Zero to Last Part

The locators will be automatically set so that the left locator is always at the beginning (zero) of the project in the project but the right locator is at the end of the last part on each track.

 

First Part to End

The locators will be automatically set so that the left locator is always at the beginning of the first part on each track but the right locator is at the end of the last part of the project.

 

Separate Parts

Each part will be separately exported one at a time. MEAP does this by reading the left locator position of each part and then exporting it. After export MEAP moves the locators to the next part and exports it. When MEAP reaches the first part again it will move to the next track.

 

Manually Set

MEAP will not change your locators. They will remain as they were before you started your MEAP export. So you can set your locators anywhere.

Don’t forget, any nose or tail you have set up will always be added to any of the locator settings.

 

Marker Exports:

Export Cycle Markers

Each cycle marker range will be separately exported one at a time. MEAP does this by reading the left locator position of each range (according to your Transport Time Display) and then exporting it. The export will be named after your default file name with _pt01, _pt02 etc. appended to the name. After export MEAP moves the locators to the next cycle range and exports it. When MEAP reaches the first part again it will finish.

 

Export between Single Markers

Each marker range will be separately exported one at a time. MEAP does this by reading the left and right locator position of each marker range (according to your Transport Time Display) and then exporting it. The export will be named after your default file name with _pt01, _pt02 etc. appended to the name. After export MEAP moves the locators to the next cycle range and exports it. When MEAP reaches the first marker again again it will finish.

 

Setting Transport Time Display:

You must set your Transport Time Display option correctly in order for some locator options to work

You must have the left locator displayed in your audio application transport bar.

If you have Bars+Beats visible in your Transport you should choose Transport Time Display = Bars+Beats

If you have Seconds visible in your Transport you should choose Transport Time Display = Seconds

If you have Timecode visible in your Transport you should choose Transport Time Display = Timecode

If you have Samples visible in your Transport you should choose Transport Time Display = Samples