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Chapter 9. Advanced Audio Editing > Extracting Events from Parts

Extracting Events from Parts

You can use the Range Selection tool for more controlled editing in the Project window or the Audio Part editor, for example, to select a specific section of an audio event or part. After you select the range, it functions as if it were its own event. This gives you incredible flexibility when working with events and parts. In the task here, you will see how to copy a single drum hit from an event using the Range Selection tool. The event will not be resized at all.

To extract a section of an event with the Range Selection tool

Zoom in closely on the section you want to select.

This example uses the drum hit on beat 2, under the pointer in Figure 9.6.

Figure 9.6. The solid, dark drum hit will be selected.

Turn off Snap.

Snap matters with the Range Selection tool—you can turn it on or off as you wish, but in this example, it should be off.

Click the Range Selection button on the toolbar or select the tool with the contextual menu.

The pointer turns into a cursor.

Using the cursor pointer, drag over the section of the event you want to select (Figure 9.7).

Figure 9.7. Only this one note in the larger event is selected. In Cubase, the selection will be blue.

The pointer becomes a small hand.

Hold down Alt (Windows) or Command-Option (Mac OS) and drag the selected range to an adjacent track.

Release the mouse.

A new event is created from the selected material (Figure 9.8).

Figure 9.8. The single sample has been copied to a new track, with no need to resize or modify the event.



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