Describe the process of creating a clip loop. What are some of the options available in the Clip Looping dialog box?
1. Select an audio, MIDI, clip group, or select clips across multiple tracks
2. Choose Clip > Loop
3. Select # of loops, loop length, loop until end of the session/next clip
4. You can also select the Enable crossfade option if you want crossfades at loop points
What are the two ways that the Trim tool can be used to edit a clip loop?
Using the Standard Trim tool or the Loop Trim tool
How would you go about creating a loop from several separate clips on a track that you want to have repeat as a unit?
You would first have to create a clip groups with the clips you want to be looped
What happens to clip loops when you choose the Clip > Ungroup All command?
The clip loops will unloop after doing that
What is the difference between Absolute and Relative grid modes? When would you use each?
Absolute- moving any clip or MIDI note snaps the clip point to the Grid boundaries; dragging items that's start point falls between boundaries will snap the start time to nearest grid boundary
Relative- clips and MIDI notes are moved by Grid units; If start point is between grid beats (and is at 1/4 for example), it will be dragged by those 1/4 note increments
What is the purpose of Layered Editing mode? How can Layered Editing be enabled or disabled ?
To preserve underlying clips when clips are overlapped; useful for sound design applications and such
Do AudioSuite plugins provide real-time processing or non-real-time processing? When might you use AudioSuite processing instead of a plug-in insert?
NON Real-Time Processing
When you want to preserve real time resources
What does the Use In Playlist button do in the AudioSuite plug-in window? How can you tell when this option is active?
It controls if the processed audio replaces the selection in the track playlist or if it is added to the clip list
It'll be highlighted in blue
Explain the difference between applying AudioSuite processing as "Clip by Clip" versus "Entire Selection"
Clip by clip only affects those clips
Applying to a selection will only affect the selection
Why is it important to consider the Handle Length setting when processing with an AudioSuite plug-in? What types of processing might be affected by AudioSuite handles?
Sets duration for processing applied to underlying audio
Affects processing for certain types of processing like reverb or dynamics
What modifier key can you use to audition a clip in the Clip List?
Alt+Click a clip in the clips list
How could you set the Clip List for a session you just opened to display only your newly recorded and edited clips going forward?
Click the down arrow at the top right of the clips list or Ctrl+Shift+F; this will open a find clips tab
For only newly recorded clips select 'include subsequently added clips and deselect the name box to get rid or previously recorded clips
What are some options for selecting multiple clips in the Clip List? How can you select a range of contiguous clips? How can you select non-contiguous clips?
Click on a clip then Shift+Click on a clip to highlight the clips you selected as well as the clips in between
You can Ctrl+Click the individual clips to select non contiguously
What is the difference between removing clips versus moving to trash or deleting clips using the Clear command in the Clip List?
Removing clips removes it from the clips list
Track deleting it will remove it from the system drive
What are some options for making selections or subset clips available outside of the current session? What is the purpose of the Capture command when exporting clips?
Consolidate Clip (makes all of the current edit selection a clip on drive including silence into a clip): Edit > Consolidate clip
Capture (allows you to make a selection without separating the clip): Clip > Capture