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Old 04-14-2006, 01:07 AM
Ziko Ziko is offline
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Default cutting time out of song

Hi there,

I am working on a song and want to chop it up a bit, eg remove 4 bars from the first verse, take 2 bars out of the chorus, that kind of thing.

Firstly, is the best way to make different versions of the song to use playlists? So I would create a playlist for each track called version1, then create a version2 playlist for each track and chop it up using the "cut time" feature.
That way I can go back to the original structure if I and when I need to.

Is there a way to have the song play back with some bars removed in parts without actually cutting them out using the "cut time" feature?

Also, if I make a cut using "cut time", is there a way to have the cut apply to any playlists not currently active as well? So if say I have 3 different bass guitar playlists that are in fact 3 takes and I'd like to cut 4 bars out of the first verse of all tracks and all 3 bass takes at once.


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Old 04-14-2006, 01:47 AM
Doogz Doogz is offline
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Default Re: cutting time out of song


you can try a few different things:

experiment with the shuffle edit mode - that lets you cut of insert stuff and leave no gaps between what came before and what comes after (no sure if it works over hidden tracks or alternative playlists - I think not!).

highlight the whole session and press Ctl D to duplicate - this makes a copy of yr session to the right . edit this duplication. repeat if you like and then keep the best one.

save yr session with a different name and muck around with each - eg. song 1.0, song 1.1, etc. use the comments section to remind yourself of what you've done.

to be really sure, yuo could "Save Session Copy in" and dick with that. that'll leave yr oroignal session untouched and you can refer/restore back to that whenever you need.

hope this helps


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