I'm new to the AlphaTrack and loving it. But one little thing threw me for a loop:

I was playing a SONAR 8PE project and using the AlphaTrack fader to write some volume automation to a MIDI track. My thumb accidentally touched the shuttle strip during playback. Suddenly my entire MIDI track was transposed.

Apparently touching the shuttle strip sent a pitch-bend message to the MIDI track. I had to bump the pitch-bend wheel on my MIDI keyboard to reset the track to the correct pitches.

Is this behavior normal...or is it some kind of feature that I've misunderstood? A quick search of the various documentation files didn't explain this.


I get a BSOD in Windows XP after I put my DAW into Standby mode (to save power) and bring it back up.

For some reason the AlphaTrackApplet tray icon freezes (does not respond to the mouse). If I try to "End Process" for the applet in Task Manager I get a BSOD.

So I tried ending the AlphaTrackApplet process BEFORE putting the system into Standby mode. That seems to work fine - everything comes back up and works in SONAR.

If you don't use the Protools (HUI) or Live (MCU) applet options, maybe you can get away with not loading it at all (simple Registry edit).