Old 09-17-2017, 02:07 PM   #1
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I can't seem to highlight a specific area of a clip to use in my Sound Forge external editor. It always just exports the entire file.

Is this something that can't be done or am I missing something?

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Old 09-18-2017, 04:09 AM   #2
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I'm curious to know why you are using sound forge editor.., only because Reaper is in my opinion the best audio editor.

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Old 09-18-2017, 04:11 AM   #3
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I can't seem to highlight a specific area of a clip to use in my Sound Forge external editor. It always just exports the entire file.

Is this something that can't be done or am I missing something?
One way would be to Split the Item at the start and end point of the Selection. Then Glue this Item Part (so a new Media Item is created which isn't part of the original source file anymore) before opening it in the External Editor.

As Futur8me already asked: any specific reason why you want to use Sound Forge?


And welcome to the Reaper Forums!
Make sure to check out the User Guide (https://www.reaper.fm/userguide.php) and the Videos section (https://www.reaper.fm/videos.php) in general.

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Old 09-18-2017, 01:59 PM   #4
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I'm curious to know why you are using sound forge editor.., only because Reaper is in my opinion the best audio editor.

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I found that Reaper doesn't have a dedicated Pencil tool for drawing wave forms to take out clicks and little pops and things. Yes I think Reaper is awesome and does well for editing too, but I am just very spoilt with the pencil tool....probably because of using Pro Tools for a while.
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Old 09-18-2017, 02:08 PM   #5
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One way would be to Split the Item at the start and end point of the Selection. Then Glue this Item Part (so a new Media Item is created which isn't part of the original source file anymore) before opening it in the External Editor.

As Futur8me already asked: any specific reason why you want to use Sound Forge?


And welcome to the Reaper Forums!
Make sure to check out the User Guide (https://www.reaper.fm/userguide.php) and the Videos section (https://www.reaper.fm/videos.php) in general.
Thanks as I am a newbie for Reaper. I have been using Pro Tools since Pro Tools 8 LE. I have 12.6 but I am slowly falling in love with Reaper. It's so light and fast and can do just about anything PT can. Some of my Clients bugged me like crazy to get the new Pro Tools since they wanted me to send them all stems in PT Files and because of the jobs with them I invested in the $600 to buy it, but I find it very heavy and resource intensive, even though I use a MAC Mini i7 4 core 2.5 ghz late 2012 with 16 gigs RAM. I am just a humble Voice Actor by trade who is a bit of a geek too for equipment...but can't afford to spend it on the things I see and want......tears of frustration running down my cheeks....but Reaper is definitely a wonderful breath of fresh air if I may say!!!!
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Old 09-18-2017, 02:13 PM   #6
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I found that Reaper doesn't have a dedicated Pencil tool for drawing wave forms to take out clicks and little pops and things. Yes I think Reaper is awesome and does well for editing too, but I am just very spoilt with the pencil tool....probably because of using Pro Tools for a while.
Yeah, it's always a little bit difficult or takes some time getting accustomed to a different DAW workflow (especially when you used a different DAW prior for some time)


But you might want to check out this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIhsIsg200w

Some general info about envelopes can also be found here: www.reaper.fm/videos.php#Un719m_7pNc
And the new Spectral Editing feature in Reaper 5.50 might also be useful for some cases: https://www.reaper.fm/videos.php#vSBO_VC9q3E

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I am just a humble Voice Actor by trade who is a bit of a geek too for equipment..
Then this might also be interesting for you:

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiZhqbSAyzA
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooSmb4oboyQ

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