Timeline Edit


In the Timeline Edit Mode you can edit and manipulate your media clips. The available operations include cut, copy, paste, move, crop, resize, set loop, set cue, adjust beat grid and stretch/shrink functionalities. The edit mode is activated by clicking the player's Edit mode button in the player title bar, marked with scissors symbol. You can exit from the edit mode by clicking the Edit mode button again.

When in the edit mode, you can move around the track without affecting the play position. This allows you to manipulate future events of the track while the song is still playing in the same player window.

Entering the Timeline Edit Mode will change the default zoom level. In live play mode the default zoom level keeps the loaded track in tight view and the waveform height fitted to player view. In edit mode the view will zoom out to fit all the timeline tracks on the player screen.

You can add clips to your timeline by dragging them from the file browser with mouse and dropping them to the desired location. When snap to grid is turned on, the clip is automatically stretched to match the timeline grid bpm.

The following section explains the functions and behavior of different controls in the player's Timeline Edit Mode.

Controls

Left Mouse Button - Clicking a clip opens the clip context menu. Dragging clips from their title bars with left mouse button held moves clips.

Right Mouse Button / Two Finger Click (Mac touchpad) - Scrolls the timeline left and down. Moving the mouse up and down with right mouse button held zooms the timeline horizontally.

Mouse Wheel / Two Finger Swipe up/down (Mac touchpad) - Scrolls the timeline up and down.

CTRL Key - When held and mouse is moved up and down, the timeline is zoomed vertically.

ALT Key - When held and a clip is dragged from its title bar with left mouse button held, a copy of the clip is created.

Middle Mouse Button / Apple Key - When held and mouse is moved up and down, the timeline is zoomed vertically.

Clip Edit Handles

  1. Clip's title bar is used to choose clips and move them around the timeline by dragging with mouse.
  2. Loop Handles (top corners) are used to repeat clips by dragging with mouse. This will repeat the chosen clip from the beginning as many times as you wish. If dragged from the handle in the beginning of your clip, the looping will repeat from the end of the clip. TIP: To loop a smaller portion of a clip, first split the desired part using the split clip functionality described below.
  3. Trim Area - indicated by change of the mouse cursor appearance - moves the beginning or ending point of clips without affecting the rest of the clip. This can be used to for example indestructive clip cropping.
  4. Stretch Handles (bottom corners) stretch and shrink the chosen clip.

Clip Context Menus

Clicking the clip's waveform area displays the following options:

  1. Play From Here moves the play position to the chosen point.
  2. Add Cue Point button adds new hotcue to the chosen point.
  3. Edit Grid... turns beat grid editing on - see part Editing Beat Grids.
  4. Attach to Grid stretches and moves the clip to match the timeline grid. This is done automatically to the loaded clips, when the snap to grid functionality is turned on.
  5. Reset Stretch resets clip stretching. Doing this will detach your clip from the timeline grid and allow it to play with original tempo. This can be reversed by using the 4. Attach to Grid functionality.
  6. Effects... adds timeline effects with envelope controls to the track. Timeline effects are explained in the part Managing Timeline Effects.
  7. Split Clip cuts the chosen clip into two clips at the chosen point.
  8. Delete Clip removes the current clip from the timeline.

Save & Export Timeline

Timelines can be saved and exported from the Player settings menu.

Save Timeline and Save As New Timeline allow reloading and reusing the projects as they were before saving.

Export saves the timeline as an audio file. Available file formats are mp3, aac, ogg, wma, wav.

 

See also: Editing Beat Grids and Managing Timeline Effects.