Cutting, Copying, and Pasting in the File Editor

You can cut, copy, and paste audio in the File Editor. You can also copy, cut, and paste or paste mix from any single channel to another single channel in the same or different file. For more information about selecting channels, see Selecting and Editing Channels in Multichannel Files. Cutting and pasting changes the length of an audio file.

To cut part of an audio file in the File Editor
  1. Select the part of the file you want to cut.

  2. Choose Edit > Cut (or press Command-X).

The selected part of the file is removed, and the file shortens by the cut amount.

To copy audio in the File Editor
  1. Select the part of the file you want to copy.

  2. Choose Edit > Copy (or press Command-C).

You can paste audio in the File Editor. You can paste at the playhead position, paste mix, or paste repeat.

To paste audio in the File Editor
  1. Set the playhead to the point where you want to paste the audio.

  2. Choose Edit > Paste (or press Command-V).

    The cut or copied audio is pasted starting at the playhead position. The audio after the playhead in the file moves to accommodate the pasted audio, and the file lengthens by the pasted amount.

You can also paste mix in the File Editor. When you paste mix, the pasted audio is mixed (or blended) with the existing audio in the audio file. You can control the mix of the pasted audio and existing audio and can crossfade the pasted audio.

To paste mix audio in the File Editor
  1. Set the playhead to the point where you want to paste the audio.

  2. Choose Edit > Paste Special > Paste Mix.

  3. In the Paste Mix dialog, drag the Original Material Level slider to set the mix level of the existing audio in the pasted area.

    Figure. Paste Mix dialog.
  4. Drag the Clipboard Level slider to set the mix level of the pasted audio.

  5. If you want to crossfade the pasted audio, do the following:

    1. Select the Crossfade In checkbox, then enter a crossfade value (in milliseconds) in the Fade In Length field.

    2. Select the Crossfade Out checkbox, then enter a crossfade value (in milliseconds) in the Fade Out Length field.

  6. Click OK.

The cut or copied audio is mixed with the existing audio.

You can also paste repeat in the File Editor. When you paste repeat, the cut or copied audio is pasted the number of times you specify in succession, so that each copy starts at the end of the previous one.

To paste repeat in the File Editor
  1. Set the playhead to the point where you want to paste the audio.

  2. Choose Edit > Paste Special > Paste Repeat.

  3. In the Paste Repeat dialog, type the number of copies you want to paste in the field.

  4. Click OK.

The copies are pasted starting at the playhead position. The audio after the playhead in the file moves to accommodate the pasted audio, and the file lengthens by the pasted amount.