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INTRODUCTION

Hello Guys. I am Daniel Barboza. I live in Zulia,


Venezuela.

This lesson is for week 2 of Introduction to


Music Production at Coursera.org.
I will be teaching Perform the important
editing tasks in your DAW including: trim,
separate, crossfade, merge, grid, cycle,
markers, zoom, name and color. Applied on
Adobe Audition as Digital audio workstation
(DAW).

GRAPHIC INTERFACE

This is the graphic interface for Adobe Audition Cs6

A LITTLE THEORY

Every time we record, we create two things. We're creating an audio file, which lives
in the Audio Files folder, and we are creating a region or clip inside the DAW.
It's a reference to it, and region has certain parameters unique from the audio file,
and I can take a large portion of the audio file or a small portion of the audio file.
The region is something that's in our DAW, and the audio file is the data that lives
on our hard drive in a separate location. The reason this is important, is because
much of the editing you do is to the regions themselves and not to the audio files,
and we call this non-destructive editing.

A LITTLE BIT OF THEORY

Region or clip inside the DAW

Audio Files on Hard drive

TRIM
Trimming or edge editing in the DAW, It is trimming edges of a
region or clip, at the beginning or end.
Full clip

Trimmed Clip

You just have to position the pointer on the


lower edge of the clip to activate the trimming
function.

SEPARATE
This is the clip section to create a new region. This is done to move and
relocate to its new position. This is done through a command button,
scissors or razor tool
Full clip

In audition is accessed by the R key, then select


the clip to separate, or pressing Ctrl + K

SEPARATE
Razor tool

Separate region

CROSSFADE

To avoid that, we take both clip and join so that cross creating a
crossfade. This prevents the change from one region to another is
heard, or bumps, sudden or abrupt frequency is heard
Full clip

CROSSFADE

To do this you must select the clip and position the pointer on the
upper edge of input, output or between clips. then move it to where
you want.

Clip Crossfade

MERGE

There comes a time in the mix we have many small regions with crossfades. The best
we can do is create a new audio track. But before we do that, we have to take into
account that also create a new audio file on your hard drive.
We must be careful before creating this new file called merge or consolidation,
because if this method is a destructive editing

MERGE
Regions with crossfades

New Region (Merge or Consolidated)

GRID

Another important task is to move the regions from left to right. We may find
sometimes that can jump to move in steps and sometimes moving smoothly. This is
because every DAW has a grid feature.
Very often we find that we want to move regions to the right place to fit with the
rest of the song. There are many ways in which we can achieve this. Each DAW may
be different when using the grid.

GRID
On Audition is done by activating switch setting and then moves the region with
the mouse, and to be more precise we press Ctrl + Shift + left click and then drag
the region
Switch setting

Moved Region

CYCLE

When we're recording or editing in the DAW, will times we need to


repeat a section of the song, many times to correct details. This is
called cycling

CYCLE
We chose the time selection tool,
below we are positioned in the area
to repeat, we select it with the
mouse and then we go to the
reproduction bar and we activate the
cyclic repetition.

MARKERS
A marker is defining a specific location within your song.
markers are great for locating for easy location of the Intro, verses, a chorus, a bridge
or an outro. It's important to put markers in and be able to name them.

Here it would be difficult to find a specific part of the song

MARKERS
Move the playhead to the chosen area and press the M key. Right
click and rename the new marker

ZOOM
The zooming, it's really necessary very often to zoom way in, make a small edit, and
then zoom way back out. Sometimes there's a specific zoom tool, like a magnifying
glass, or through keyboard shortcuts.
There's nothing worse than zooming way in, and then trying to scroll back and forth to
find the thing you're trying to edit, So select first and then zoom.

ZOOM
You can access via the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + scroll wheel mouse section to extend
horizontally. Via the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + scroll wheel mouse section to extend
vertically, or using magnifying glass.

NAME AND COLOR


When working with a large project, you may be a bit tricky to locate regions, to
avoid this, it's handy to be able to name and color your regions.

Suppose all the clip has the same color and are bad named. It would be very difficult to
try to locate an any region and more to find an audio clip on failure

NAME
Clip name

Name audio file

Track name

COLOR
Right click and select Color Clip / group

CONCLUSIONS AND THANKS

The theme already knew, but nevertheless was quite long because I had to do it
in pdf.
I could have made an explanatory video, but I had problems with my computer,
and I decided to do it this way.

I worked hard on this and I would love to know if I got everything right. Is there
anything I missed or could have explained better? What do you think of the
audio recording? Thank you for watching and critiquing
Thanks for reading
Sincerely Daniel Barboza