ok, i’ve had N-trak for a while, but having a bald moment.
i have an hour long wav of 15 demo songs. i want a couple pulled out by copy and paste—near the end. i got to the first one, but how do i cut it out and save it?
i use Goldwave as an editor but i can’t scroll ahead to edit the song in Goldwave.
is there a way of editing it in N-track? thx
You can edit a wave in N, both destructively and non-destructively. The N help screens are quite good and I would suggest that you make a copy of your wav file and work through the help screeens with the copy. Try it in both modes of editing to get a feel for the results - you can’t do any damage with a copy
If you are going to futher mix the result wav’s you need to consider timings and such like, i.e. how the wav sits in the timeline, bpm, etc.
not that i am pushing Goldwave, but i also use it as a wav editor. iam surprised you cannot do what you are attempting. maybe i am misunderstanding… in goldwave, can’t you highlight the section of the wave you want to pull out and then go to ‘file’ and ‘save selection as…’ using this technique doesnt alter the original file at all…just creates a new one. but, like i said, maybe i am not clear on what you are trying to do with Goldwave.
In n-Track, you’d do this in nondestructive mode. (In destructive mode, you’d have to copy the whole file first for each part you want to cut, and cut the rest out.)
There’s more than one way. Here’s one:
1) drag to select the portion of the file you want.
2) Edit -> Nondestructive -> Splice
3) Using the “drag” tool, drag the selected portion to the beginning of a new track.
4) Solo that track and Mixdown. Be sure to click “from xx to yy” and enter the time to stop. (Or, drag to select on the timeline … where the time numbers are … before Mixdown.
1) drag to select the song
2) ^X (Cut). It will disappear, but it didn’t get deleted from the file so don’t worry.
3) Create a new audio track
4) drag in the new track to select a region as long as the song you cut
5) ^V (Paste).
6) Solo and mixdown as above.
In either case, import the mixdown file when you’re done, after which you can delete the track you soloed to create it, if you want.
You see, in nondestructive mode, you’re just changing the way N uses the wave file, you’re not changing the wave file at all. So, just rearrange it in some convenient way and use Mixdown to create the new file containing only what you want.
oh man, thanks a lot for the help. i’m still confused.
I’ve found it’s better to keep recording and editing on a regular basis to stay up with it. i’ll figure it out eventually but at heart, i am a songwriter and a BAD software engineer!
oh well, soon as i figure it out i’ll re-post! thx again— jw
|Quote (jwgeetar @ Sep. 28 2005,21:10)|
|oh man, thanks a lot for the help. i'm still confused.|
Do what Learjeff said, step-by-step. You'll get it- just keep at it! As a carpenter I work with says, "No-one starts a pro." True.
If you want to learn this stuff, you'll just have to get in there and make a mess. Make copies of all your files, and then go to work on 'em. The copies, I mean! I'm no engineer either. But I, for some reason, have to do this. There y'are.
|Quote (Sloom @ Oct. 11 2005,21:43)|
Do what Learjeff said, step-by-step. You’ll get it- just keep at it! As a carpenter I work with says, “No-one starts a pro.” True.
If you want to learn this stuff, you’ll just have to get in there and make a mess. Make copies of all your files, and then go to work on 'em. The copies, I mean! I’m no engineer either. But I, for some reason, have to do this. There y’are.
thanks sloom. i have edited a 10 second clip out of a song of mine a coupla years ago—in goldwave. now i have this giant file and it’s like i’m wearing blinders. i cannot even remember how i did it. i wish there was a step by step (picture) tutorial somewhere. for future reference. i’m not dragging and dropping properly…