Inserting and Deleting Markers

When you add an audio file to a project, a track start marker is inserted at the beginning of the region. The track start marker is tied to a pause start point that is inserted at the end of the preceding region (including the first region in the project).

The default pause length—the amount of time that elapses between the pause start point and track start markers—initially depends on the Default Pause Length parameter, defined in the General Preferences tab. For information about setting the default pause length, see General Preferences. You can use the default placement of markers, or move them to adjust the pause length.

Note: The Disc > Set Pause Length dialog allows you to change existing pauses of the selected tracks in the CD Tracks list. If you enable Ignore Tracks without Gap, title borders without pauses will not be changed. If disabled, the new pause length is applied to all title borders. If you enable Shift Regions (enabled by default), the regions will be moved by the pause length change.

You can insert track start markers manually. Inserted track start markers are always accompanied by a corresponding pause start point.

To insert a track start marker
  1. Click the Track Start Marker button (the purple marker button to the left of the Transport buttons).

    Figure. Track Start Marker button.
  2. Click the Marker bar (above or below the region) at the position you want to insert the track start marker.

    A track start marker and corresponding pause start point are inserted at the clicked position. To change the length of the pause that precedes the track start point, move the left portion of the marker (pause start point) to the left.

Index markers indicate submarkers, which are specific time positions within a track. You should note that not all CD players can recognize index points.

To insert an index marker
  1. Click the Index Marker button (the orange marker button to the left of the Transport buttons).

    Figure. Index Marker button.
  2. Click the Marker bar (above or below the region) at the position you want to insert the index marker.

Markers are always “attached” to a region. This ensures that markers retain their relative positions. In other words, if the position of a region on the CD is moved at a later stage of production, markers attached to that region are moved with it, while markers attached to the previous region retain their absolute position on the CD. If you insert a marker at a location where two regions overlap, you can determine which region you want to attach the marker to by placing it in the Marker bar that is closest to the region in the Wave View area.

To toggle between marker tools
  • While pointing at the Marker bar, hold Command to temporarily alternate between the track and index marker tools.

To delete a marker
  • Click the track or index marker to select it, then press the Delete key.

To select more than one marker
  • Shift-click the markers in the Marker bar.