Old 09-28-2008, 02:55 AM   #1
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Default "Close Gaps" option or more time stretch actions

I've been having a play with more radical drum editing techniques lately and the dynamic split system is a real help with that. But what I could really use is a feature akin to Cubase's "Close Gaps" function, whereby audio segments are time-stretched to close any gaps.

Also, although I can timestretch audio segments manually, I can only do a single track at a time. Which makes editing very time consuming. If timestretching could be applied to grouped items that would be great.

So yeah, nothing groundbreaking here. Just a few added options that would be helpful.
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:49 PM   #2
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I've had some more ideas so I'm giving this a bump.

One feature in Cubase which I genuinly adore is the "Audio Warp" feature. However in Cubase it's not possible to warp more than one track at a time. Making it's usefulness for drum editing somewhat limited.

Now I'm not gonna suggest adding a similar or even hotrodded version of Audio Warp to REAPER, however what I would like to see is the ability to timestretch multiple tracks. Combined with the ability to timestretch/shrink two tracks which directly adjoin one another. Or to put it another way; You split a track, and by dragging the split point you stretch the proceeding clip and shrink the following. This is basically all Audio Warp does anyway.
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:25 PM   #3
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if Im understanding you right, you can do this now! just a) split a piece of audio - select both resulting items - hold alt and drag the boundry between them and both pieces will warp. This can also be done on multiple tracks at once, no problem ...
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:47 PM   #4
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but. you have to then go and stretch at ever split no? and both sides move...
so if you split a whole drum track, you could be at it all day.

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Old 10-14-2008, 12:04 PM   #5
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but. you have to then go and stretch at ever split no? and both sides move...
so if you split a whole drum track, you could be at it all day.

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Which leads me back to wanting timestretch applicable to grouped items.

Drum editing is an very time consuming process to get right and I rarely have the patience for it. But I've yet to see an automated or even semi-automated system that works well enough to save me a significant amount of time.
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:10 PM   #6
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if Im understanding you right, you can do this now! just a) split a piece of audio - select both resulting items - hold alt and drag the boundry between them and both pieces will warp. This can also be done on multiple tracks at once, no problem ...
Hmmm, I run Reaper on Linux at home and this doesn't work for me. In fact Alt+Drag seems to be broken completly under WINE. Alt+Drag actually drags the entire application window across the screen. o_0
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