The Region Menu commands allow you to manipulate the audio in the selected region(s). Commands in this menu are:
Create Group (⌘G): Groups selected regions together so any change made to one region affects all of the regions in the same group. This includes volume changes but excludes FX.
Remove Group (⇧⌘G): Removes regions from the highlighted group.
Divide on Markers (⌘D): Creates individual elements from the boundary or element markers within the stem. A definition of elements and stems will be explained in Chapter 5.4 Elements Vs. Stems.
Set Master Tempo From Region (⇧T): Sets the tempo of a selected region as the tempo for the entire project.
Align (⇧A): Aligns the start of all selected regions using the first region selected as a reference.
Align To Sync (⌥⇧A): Aligns selected sync markers using the first region selected as reference.
Freeze (⇧M): This option will render all selected regions on a new single track.
To Freeze Regions:
- Select the regions you would like to merge by dragging the arrow through the timeline or (⌘Click) or (⇧Click) on the desired regions in the timeline.
- Go to (Region > Freeze) or click (⇧M).
- All your regions will be rendered in a new track with volume, fade, FX, and panning information entact.
Consolidate to New Track (⌥M): This command will group all selected regions to a new track. This function is very useful before rendering or freezing all of your regions or for keeping things organized.
To Consolidate a New Track:
- Select all the regions you would like to consolidate by dragging the arrow through the timeline or pressing (⌘Click) on the desired regions.
- Go to (Region > Consolidate to New Track) or press (⌥M).
- All the regions will be grouped in a new track.
Lock (⇧L): Locks region into place on timeline. Locked regions will not respond to replacement commands, which can be helpful to lock in sounds you love and replace all others.
Region Effects (⇧G): When a region is selected and this command is pressed, ADD opens a small effects window. Here you can adjust gain, pitch, pan, BPM and add up to six plug-ins that will only affect the selected region. Clicking the LR button under Pan will flip the stereo field. A second click will make your region mono and a third click returns stereo to its original position.
Reverse ( V ): Reverse the audio region(s).
Duplicate (⇧D): Creates a copy of the region next to the original. Helpful for looping material.
- Choose Replacement (⇧R): When a region is selected and this command is pressed, a mini version of the library pops up showing similar sounds to the original for quick replacement. Press (Space) to audition and (Return) to replace.
- Selected Items (⌘R): Replaces selected region with a replacement based on replace settings.
- Everything (⌥R): Replaces all audio regions with alternate audio clips based on replace settings.
- With Longer (⌘↑): Replaces selected region(s) with longer region(s).
- With Shorter (⌘↓): Replaces selected region(s) with a shorter region(s).
Fade In (⇧<): Adds and removes fade in. Length is set in preferences.
Fade Out (⇧>): Adds and removes fades out. Length is set in preferences.
All fades you create will be graphically drawn on the screen and rendered in real time.
To change the length of a fade:
- Select the Fade Tool ( F ).
- Click on the desired starting point and drag it to the right (fade out) or to the left (fade in).