i want to make a loop track, therefore i need to listen to the end/start transition several times, so to find the correct cut point. is there no way to play the transition from a random point (near end) without selecting a passage?
regarding the fade in and finding its start point, i do normalize the beginning, then i place the cursor on the exact point, undo the normalization (that is when my cursor vanishes, so i have to place it again vagualy to the point) and then i cut it. i have tried with setting markers, but as i want to undo normalization, i first have to undo the marker. now i try to find a more elegant solution for an accurate cut.
You can “zoom in vertically” by clicking on the vertical track scale. (right click to zoom out again). Also, you can make the track bigger vertically by dragging the bottom edge of the track down with the mouse. Combining these two techniques you will be able to see waveforms down to less than -70 dB without the need to normalize.
All of the shortcuts mentioned are also available in the menus. Using the shortcuts is a lot faster once you get used to them.
Trim the track roughly, allowing just a little bit extra at each end.
Make a copy of the track and paste it at the end of the original. (Tip: “K” key will move the cursor to the end of the current track. Ctrl+C to copy, Ctrl+V to paste).
Zoom in where the two audio clips meet.
Select the final part of the original clip and the initial part of the copy. This is the part that will be deleted when it has been precisely adjusted.
Look to the size and shape of the waveform and make the selection as close as you can by eye.
Press the “Z” key to automatically adjust the selection to the nearest zero crossing point. (This may not work very well for stereo tracks as the zero crossing points may not be in the same place in both channels - looping stereo tracks seamlessly can be quite tricky).
Zoom out a bit, then press the “C” key to preview your cut.
Adjust the selection if necessary and preview the cut again. When you are happy, press Ctrl+I to “split” the tracks at the ends of the selected region.
Double click in the split section at the end of original audio clip to select it, then delete it (Del key).
That’s the end point done. Now for the start point.
Create a new audio track (Tracks menu) - Mono or stereo to match your audio.
Move both sections of the duplicate audio to the new track.
Slide the duplicate sections so that they are directly under the original track (Tip: use the Time Shift tool, or cut and paste, to move the short section and line it up, then use the Time Shift Tool to drag the main part of the duplicate and drag it up to the end of the short clip).
Zoom in on the short clip at the beginning - double click to select it.
Press Up cursor key, then Enter to also select the first part of the original track
Delete the selection (both tracks)
Delete the duplicate track
Tip: to check that it works OK, rather than looping through all 6 minutes, use the “Repeat” effect (between Repair and Reverse in the Effect menu) to make 2 copies. Click on the time line just before the join to play across the “loop point”.
i was not aware of the repeat effect. that was exactly what i was looking for since the beginning for 1. wav is already exact.
finally i can repeat a track after a cut and see if it loops fine.
here is a little feature request: a single loop repeat button to turn on/off would be great to have, so theres no need to undo the effect again and again
talking about the fade out/in, there is no effect or whatever to find ‘silence’ (tape or vinyl noise) between two fadings and mark in between them? i guess thats what zero crossing point is supposed to do, as it has no effect here.
yes, but then you have to make a selection and it will always start from the beginning of that selection, which is great for a short clip. but i am looking for a button that, when i turn it on, will repeat the entire wav