Selecting Partial Contents of One or More Tracks

When there are many clips in a multitrack project, it’s difficult to see and select many of them at once, especially if you don’t want to zoom in and out frequently. The Select Forward and Select Backward commands let you easily select all clips before or after the playhead.

To select all the clips to the right or the left of the playhead on selected tracks
  1. Make sure no clips are selected by clicking in the Timeline in a space between clips.

  2. Select one or more tracks.

    For more information on selecting tracks, see Selecting Tracks, Busses, and Submixes.

  3. Position the playhead in the Timeline.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • To select everything to the right of the playhead in the selected tracks: Choose Edit > Select > Forward (or press Shift-End).
    • To select everything to the left of the playhead in the selected tracks: Choose Edit > Select > Backward (or press Shift-Home).
      Figure. Multitrack File Editor Timeline showing clips selected to the right of the playhead.

    If you make this selection in Selection tool mode, all clips to the right (Forward) or left (Backward) of the playhead in the selected tracks are selected. Any clips that were selected before choosing the menu item are included in the new selection.

    If you make this selection in Timeslice tool mode, any existing Timeslice selection is extended to the end of the project (for the Forward option) and to the beginning of the project (for the Backward option). If there is not an existing Timeslice, Soundtrack Pro creates a Timeslice across selected tracks starting at the playhead and extending to the end of the project (for the Forward option) and to the beginning of the project (for the Backward option).

    Note: If you hold down the Option key, the menu items read Select > All Forward and Select > All Backward and behave the same as described above except the selection is across all tracks instead of just the selected tracks.