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Bouncing a Track

Bouncing in Cubase terms means something slightly different than bouncing in analog tape recording. In Cubase, bouncing involves taking discrete parts and events on a track and combining them into a single event. A heavily edited vocal line or guitar part, for example, can be bounced to a new file that includes all of the edits. You can use bouncing to make an edited file easier to see in the Project window or to create a file that is easier to import into another program for further editing or processing. The following task shows you how to bounce all of the events in an edited track to a new file and event.

To bounce an audio track

Select the parts and events you want to bounce. You can select them manually or open the context menu for the track in the track list (Figure 18.1) and choose Select All Events.

Figure 18.1. Selecting all events on a single track.

With the events and parts selected, open the context menu and select Audio > Bounce Selection, or use the Audio menu and select Bounce Selection (Figure 18.2).

Figure 18.2. Choose from the menu to bounce the selected events to a new file.

A status bar shows the progress of the bounce, and a dialog box opens when the file has been created.

Choose Replace to place the bounced file on the track and replace the selected audio.

Figure 18.3 shows the result of the bounce.

Figure 18.3. The result of the bounce; compare this result to the separate events in Figure 18.1.



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