Old 05-25-2019, 10:37 AM   #1
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hello

Ill be doing a radio edit for a house track that is currently around 7 minutes long reducing to around 3 mins 30. Its my first "proper" mix down in reaper, and the first time ive done a radio edit also

Its fairly complex with 100 + tracks and a lot of automation

could someone suggest the easiest way to do this, while keeping automation etc in place?

so far ive come across the ideas of ripple editing (all tracks) and also using regions and possibly altering the order of when they play

any tips appreciated!

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Old 05-25-2019, 01:15 PM   #2
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Use lock to lock the elements you don't want to change (right click lock button for options). You can use region playlist with smooth seek to rearrange on the fly.

If you wanted to momentarily override automation here and there, that's what touch mode is for.
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Old 05-25-2019, 01:22 PM   #3
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Make time selection. Right click timeline and hit «remove content».
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Old 05-26-2019, 04:12 AM   #4
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thanks guys

thats helpful
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Old 05-26-2019, 04:15 AM   #5
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Make time selection. Right click timeline and hit «remove content».


thats useful cheers

i know if im dragging tracks around, it will move the automation with it as long as i have "envelope points move with media items" enabled

however, with the bus (folder) automation, is it possible to have that move too so i can move everything over at once?

or is there a way to move everything selected in the timeline, including bus automation - similar to the way you suggested with the "remove" content method you suggested?

thanks for your help, were doing this tomorrow so i appreciate it

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Old 05-26-2019, 04:18 AM   #6
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Another method is to make a time selection, create region (Shift + R) and then move that region around. However, this will move everything on every track.

Maybe there is a way to lock all the stuff you don't want to move before doing this?
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Old 05-26-2019, 09:03 AM   #7
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depending on the circumstances, you could simply use SWS region playlist.

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Old 05-26-2019, 10:10 AM   #8
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Try the edit(s) first on the rendered mix.
It just might be simple and seamless enough and then you'd be done.

Not seamless enough?
You need to fiddle with the automation around the transitions and such?
If so, then do the edit in the multitrack session.

You can either duplicate the song and work on that in the same project or save the project with a revised name. Either way will preserve the original work.

Duplicating the song in the same project leads to mix revisions down the road getting applied to both which can save time.

One of those approaches will let you incorporate the edited version into the mix without any frustrating back and forth or redoing any work multiple times.
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Old 05-27-2019, 09:45 AM   #9
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thanks everyone for the tips. much appreciated
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