Adding Files to a Multitrack Project

Once you’ve located and previewed an audio file you want to add, you drag the file to the Timeline to add it to the project. When you drag an audio file to the Timeline, Soundtrack Pro creates an audio clip from the audio file and adds the clip to the project. An audio clip does not contain the actual audio data; instead, it contains a reference to the file stored on disk. Editing an audio clip in the Timeline does not change the source audio file.

To add an audio file from the media tabs
Do one of the following:
  • Drag the file from one of the media tabs to a track in the Timeline.

  • Drag the file from the File list to the strip between two existing tracks.

    A new track is created and the clip is added to the track.

  • Drag the file from the File list to the empty part of the Timeline below the Master bus.

    A new track is created and the clip is added to the track.

  • Drag a file from the File list to a track or to the part of the Timeline below the existing tracks.

    Figure. Browser tab showing File list.
To spot the clip to the playhead
Do one of the following:
  • Select the clip and choose Clip > Spot to Playhead, or press Command–Backslash (\).

  • Control-click the clip, then choose Spot to Playhead from the shortcut menu.

To spot the clip to the Timeline
Do one of the following:
  • Select the clip and choose Clip > Spot to Timeline, or press Command–Shift–Backslash (\).

  • Control-click the clip, then choose Spot to Timeline from the shortcut menu.

For more information, see Spotting Clips to the Timeline.

To add an audio file from the Finder
  • Drag the file from the Finder to the Timeline (to a track, between two existing tracks, or to the area below all existing tracks).

When the Bin tab is active, the Bin shows all of the audio clips in the project. You can drag a clip from the list to the Timeline to add a new clip from the same audio file at a different point in time, or to a different track.

To add an audio file from the Bin tab
  • Drag the file from the Bin tab to the Timeline, either to a track or to the area below the existing tracks.

    Note: When you drag an audio file to the Timeline, the file snaps to the nearest Snap To position if snapping is turned on. For information on setting the Snap To value, see Using Snapping.