So if you ever have a problem with Soundtrack Pro 2 like i did (not being able to open or close the left, right or bottom panes), then i suggest just deleting the program and re-installing. I couldn’t find any solution to the problem i was having.
I tried trashing the permissions business – didn’t help. So i literally just deleted only the Soundtrack Pro application file and re-installed it from the discs. Which took over 5 hours (and it estimated it would take over 12 hours! Had the installation lived up to it’s estimation, I would have screamed a little).
Installing the full Final Cut Studio takes at least a whole day of swapping between 6 or more DVD’s – craaaazy shit – and re-installing just one program really didn’t take a proportionally shorter amount of time! It still asked for each of the DVD’s to be loaded – even though only one is labeled Soundtrack something.
Pro-Tools M-Powered i find easier to use as far as the actual editing goes, but you have to have an m-audio hardware interface plugged in, along with the Pro-Tools USB dongle… Then there’s the random crashes and problems with opening the bloody thing to begin with… And i can’t dedicate a machine to just Pro-Tools alone…
Soundtrack Pro means that i can truly have a portable, cable/dongle free editing solution on my laptop that gives me the option to export to an MP3 without having to fork out more money, ala Pro-Tools cockfag style.
So with Soundtrack Pro, if there’s a “next time” – which there better not be (’cause i’ve forked out good money on these programs) – i’ll just be trying a Time Machined version of the app… But hang on a sec… Mother f.. To save space on my smallish Time Machine HDD, i don’t back up applications.
Sounds like this could well be a good argument to spend more money.