- Opening a file for editing
- Selecting a region for editing and changing its level
- Cutting, deleting, and pasting audio regions
- Cutting and pasting with multiple clipboards
- Extending and shortening musical selections
- Simultaneous mixing and pasting
- Repeating part of a waveform to create a loop
- Fading regions to reduce artifacts
Simultaneous mixing and pasting
Let’s add a cymbal to the place where the pasted, second verse begins.
- With the edited Ueberschall_PopCharts.wav file still open, choose File > Open, navigate to the Lesson03 folder, and open the file Cymbal.wav.
- Press Ctrl+A (Command+A) to select the entire cymbal sound.
- Press Ctrl+C (Command+C) to copy the cymbal sound to the current clipboard.
- From the Editor panel’s file selector drop-down menu, choose the Ueberschall_PopCharts.wav file.
- Click on Marker 01 at 3.5 seconds, which indicates the start of the second verse (the one you pasted in previously).
- Choose Edit > Mix Paste. A dialog box appears where you can adjust the levels of the copied audio and existing audio.
- Because you probably don’t want an overbearing cymbal sound, set the Copied Audio volume to about 70%, and then click OK.
- Play the file to hear the cymbal mixed with the original audio to introduce the second verse.