I’ve just discovered auto align, and I’m already getting good results.
The one issue I have discovered so far (or perhaps I’m missing something) is the loss of something like the reference track in AutoAlign 1.
I have a session where my R88 overheads are perfect and will make up the majority of my kit sound and I don’t want to mess with them at all, but the closemics were thrown up quickly and will be used sparingly in the mix.
What I want to do is set the R88 as a reference track, so that no phase alignment is done to it at all. I then want all the less significant mics phase aligned to that. I’m less bothered about time delays.
In the image below you can see that the Overheads R88 are phase corrected across a range of frequencies. I want to see the Overheads R88 as completely untouched (green), and all the other mics fitted to them.
Is this possible with AutoAlign 2, and if not please could you add it as a feature request?
I heard there are still reference tracks in AutoAlign 2 Post. Could I use this instead in my case and would it solve this problem for me?