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Permanent link to this post Posted by sciurius » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:53 am

Hi,

Given two (stereo) tracks, each containing a recording of the same piece of music. What is the easiest way to select (the best) parts from both track to form a new track? Schematically ( | are cross-over points)
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track 1:    xxxxxyy|yyyzz|zzzxxxxxy|yyy|yzzzzz
track 2 :   eeeeeee|aaaaa|ggggggggg|bbb|hhhhhh
result:     xxxxxyy|aaaaa|zzzxxxxxy|bbb|yzzzzz

Cut and paste is a possibility, but then I would prefer something similar to a track pair, where the first track always sounds unless there is something non-empty in the second track (wich would then sound instead). For example:
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track 1:    xxxxxyyyyyzzzzzxxxxxyyyyyzzzzz
track 2 :          aaaaa         bbb
result:     xxxxxyyaaaaazzzxxxxxybbbyzzzzz

I can simulate something like this with envelopes, but this is not easy since both envelopes are independent.
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Re: Override track

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:12 am

One way of doing it:

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track 1:    xxxxxyy|yyyzz|zzzxxxxxy|yyy|yzzzzz
track 2 :   eeeeeee|aaaaa|ggggggggg|bbb|hhhhhh
result:     xxxxxyy|aaaaa|zzzxxxxxy|bbb|yzzzzz

Make a "Split" at each "|".
To do that:
  • select, for example the "yyyzz" section,
  • then press "Shift+Ctrl+K" to extend the selection to all tracks (alternatively, "Down cursor" to move to the next track, then "Enter" to toggle the selection on).
  • press Ctrl+i (Split tracks)

Repeat for each section.

Then silence each part that you don't want:
  • Double click on the audio clip
  • Ctrl+L

Tip: If you get a split in the wrong place, you can either "Undo" (Ctrl+Z) or "Join" the adjacent clips by clicking on the split line.

Try to place the clips during silences so as to avoid clicks at the edit positions.
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Re: Override track

Permanent link to this post Posted by sciurius » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:30 pm

Thanks for the valuable tips.
If you get a split in the wrong place, you can either "Undo" (Ctrl+Z) or "Join" the adjacent clips by clicking on the split line.

I hoped it would be possible to have movable split points, to fine-tune the exact location of the split.
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Re: Override track

Permanent link to this post Posted by sciurius » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:11 pm

Alternatively:
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track 1:    xxxxxyy|yyyzz|zzzxxxxxy|yyy|yzzzzz
track 2 :   eeeeeee|aaaaa|ggggggggg|bbb|hhhhhh
result:     xxxxxyy|aaaaa|zzzxxxxxy|bbb|yzzzzz

The (audible) result can also be obtained by making the splits as you suggested, and then mute the undesired parts. I know how to remove (Split Cut) such a part, or to silence it. Is it possible to mute them?
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Re: Override track

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:28 pm

There's no facility to mute individual clips, only tracks. You can however copy, duplicate or move clips from one track to another.
To drag a clip to a new empty track, use the Time Shift tool.
To drag vertically only (no change to time position), hold down the Ctrl key then drag while holding down the key.
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