Transient markers show where the transients of a clip are (areas where the level increases suddenly), and are used to edit the timing of audio clips.AudioSnap finds transients automatically, but the transient markers don’t always appear exactly where you might want them for the kind of editing you want to do.Most AudioSnap commands edit transient markers automatically as a result of an editing operation, but sometimes you achieve the best results by editing the markers manually.You can edit the markers by moving them to new locations, adding markers, filtering out markers, deleting markers, and promoting markers (protecting them from being filtered).Figure 295. Transient markers.The waveform of stretched segments are colored blue, and the waveform of compressed segments are colored red. The color gets progressively darker the more a segment is stretched or compressed:A. Stretched segments are blue B. Compressed segments are red C. Normal segments are black
3. Right-click a clip and choose Select Markers > All or Select Markers > None on the pop-up menu.
3. All transient markers near the same position (within a defined time window) in all selected clips are selected.
Note 2: To specify the size of the time window, click the AudioSnap Options button in the AudioSnap palette to open the AudioSnap Options dialog box, then specify the desired Pool Transient Window value.When editing multi-track instruments, you may want to simultaneously adjust a range of transients across multiple tracks. In order to do so, you need to select the tracks and time region you want to edit.
3. All transient markers near the same position (within a defined time window) in all selected clips are selected.Selecting all markers of a certain type makes it easy to perform operations such as resetting only the stretched markers, or promoting only the disabled markers.Figure 298. To stretch a transient, drag the marker line.When you drag and drop the line of a marker, the marker moves to the place where you drop it, and the audio that is located between the dragged marker and the following marker stretches.
The waveform of stretched segments are colored blue, and the waveform of compressed segments are colored red.A. Stretched segments are blue B. Compressed segments are red C. Normal segments are black
2. Right-click any selected transient marker and select Reset from the pop-up menu.
Right-click the marker you want to disable and select Disable from the pop-up menu.
Right-click the marker you want to reset and select Delete Marker from the pop-up menu.
1. Disable the Snap to Grid button (or press the N key) if the place you need the marker is not on a convenient snap location.The marker appears in the selected clip(s). Manually inserted transient markers are slightly shorter than auto-detected transient markers.
Figure 300. Manually inserted transient markers are slightly shorter than auto-detected transient markers.A. Disabled marker (short gray) B. Auto-detected marker (tall) C. Manually inserted marker
3. Select the target clip (the clip that you want to copy markers to) and drag the Threshold slider in the AudioSnap palette until all transient markers are disabled.
5. Right-click either of the selected clips and select Merge and Lock Markers from the pop-up menu.It’s sometimes necessary to disable some of the markers so you can extract a clearer groove, or snap or quantize data to only the more important markers. Disabling markers is a way to thin the data so that it creates a clearer time grid to work with. It also avoids stretching any transients that you don’t want to stretch as a result of quantizing audio. Disabled markers are not deleted, but are ignored by all AudioSnap functions. Only the head of a disabled marker remains visible.
The Resolution drop-down list in the AudioSnap palette. The selected Resolution value lets you disable markers based on their time location. This clears out unwanted markers to make editing easier. Larger values create a bigger time window, based on musical time values, which preserves markers that are closest to the displayed musical time value, and disables others.
The Threshold slider in the AudioSnap palette. This slider works by disabling markers based on their volume. Dragging the slider to the right creates a larger volume threshold, so that transients that fall below the current volume threshold that the slider defines are disabled.
The transient marker context menu. You can right-click a marker, and choose Disable from the pop-up menu.
Tip: If you want to protect a marker from being disabled by the Sensitivity slider or the Threshold slider, you can right-click the marker and enable the Promote option from the transient marker pop-up menu. You can also promote a disabled marker to ensure that it never becomes enabled by the Sensitivity slider.
Each transient marker changes its appearance when it is selected, moved, new, disabled, or has certain other characteristics. The marker handle is only visible when you point to a marker.
Table 66. Transient marker shapes and colors The transient marker context menu appears when you right-click a transient marker. The command you choose from this menu acts on the marker that you right-click, and most commands also act on any markers that are selected. The following table describes each command.
Table 67. Transient marker context menu commands
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