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Audition CS6 Essential Training
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Grouping clips together


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Audition CS6 Essential Training

with Garrick Chow

Video: Grouping clips together

If you want to move or edit multiple clips simultaneously, Audition CS6 makes it easy to do so by letting you create Groups. This is a really useful feature for making changes to multiple clips simultaneously. Just make sure you have your Remove tool selected and then drag a marquee to select the clips that you want to group together. For example, I'll select these first two tracks in my mix. And I'll go to Clips > Groups > Group Clips. The keyboard command is Command+G or Ctrl+G. And the Group Clips in this case are this sort of lavender color. The color is going to vary because you can have multiple groups and you can tell which clips are grouped together by the color they've been assigned by Audition.
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  1. 1m 7s
    1. What is Audition?
      1m 7s
  2. 1m 55s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 1s
  3. 21m 6s
    1. Understanding the Audition interface
      8m 49s
    2. Setting up input and output
      4m 7s
    3. Setting essential preferences
      8m 10s
  4. 25m 3s
    1. Importing audio files
      6m 39s
    2. Extracting audio from a CD
      4m 6s
    3. Importing video files
      2m 21s
    4. Recording audio
      4m 50s
    5. Creating a multitrack session
      7m 7s
  5. 8m 8s
    1. Understanding frequency
      1m 50s
    2. Understanding amplitude
      1m 40s
    3. Understanding sample rate
      2m 34s
    4. Understanding bit depth
      2m 4s
  6. 37m 59s
    1. Understanding the Waveform Editor interface
      6m 2s
    2. Making selections
      6m 5s
    3. Adjusting the clip amplitude
      2m 49s
    4. Fading clips
      4m 5s
    5. Normalizing
      5m 17s
    6. Copying, cutting, and pasting
      7m 40s
    7. Undoing, redoing, and using the History panel
      4m 5s
    8. Generating silence
      1m 56s
  7. 24m 1s
    1. Using the Spectral Frequency Display
      2m 53s
    2. Using the selection tools
      7m 18s
    3. Using the Spot Healing Brush
      6m 34s
    4. Removing background noises
      7m 16s
  8. 46m 31s
    1. Understanding destructive vs. nondestructive effects
      12m 35s
    2. Applying compression
      9m 20s
    3. Understanding reverb vs. delay
      4m 44s
    4. Working with filters and EQ effects
      6m 46s
    5. Using special effects
      4m 26s
    6. Isolating vocals in a stereo track
      4m 27s
    7. Working with time and pitch effects
      4m 13s
  9. 1h 18m
    1. Creating a multitrack session
      6m 1s
    2. Recording and importing audio
      9m 42s
    3. Understanding the multitrack interface
      5m 20s
    4. Understanding the Mixer panel
      6m 13s
    5. Editing clips in Multitrack View
      9m 49s
    6. Grouping clips together
      2m 43s
    7. Creating bus groups
      7m 42s
    8. Routing and working with sends
      4m 7s
    9. Using automation
      12m 25s
    10. Pre-rendering tracks
      2m 19s
    11. Exporting the mix
      4m 13s
    12. Exporting the session
      3m 22s
    13. Burning the mix to a CD
      4m 45s
  10. 25m 17s
    1. Working with audio from video
      6m 23s
    2. Importing a sequence from Premiere Pro
      3m 59s
    3. Adding a soundtrack to a video
      3m 45s
    4. Exporting a session back to Premiere Pro
      3m 32s
    5. Using Automatic Speech Alignment
      7m 38s
  11. 9m 46s
    1. Understanding the interface
      6m 17s
    2. Using pan envelopes
      2m 44s
    3. Exporting a multichannel mix
      45s
  12. 52s
    1. Next steps
      52s

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Audition CS6 Essential Training
4h 40m Beginner May 06, 2012

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Audition CS6 Essential Training demonstrates all of the major features of Adobe Audition and prepares sound editors to start enhancing and correcting audio—whether it's music, dialogue, or other sound effects. Author and musician Garrick Chow begins by covering how to import, record, and manage media files, from extracting audio and importing video, to creating a new multitrack session from scratch. The course then dives deep into editing, repairing, and cleaning up audio files, using the Waveform and Multitrack Editors, and the Spectral Frequency Display. It also covers how to use built-in effects, how to mix both stereo and surround audio tracks, and how to work with video projects from Premiere Pro.

Topics include:
  • Setting up the interface
  • Setting up inputs and outputs
  • Importing audio and video
  • Understanding audio terminology, such as frequency and amplitude
  • Adjusting clips in the Waveform Editor
  • Cleaning and repairing audio
  • Applying effects
  • Working with tracks in the Multitrack Editor and Mixer panel
  • Editing the soundtrack of video
  • Performing surround mixing
Subjects:
Audio + Music DAWs Mixing Video Audio for Video Music Editing Post Production
Software:
Audition
Author:
Garrick Chow

Grouping clips together

If you want to move or edit multiple clips simultaneously, Audition CS6 makes it easy to do so by letting you create Groups. This is a really useful feature for making changes to multiple clips simultaneously. Just make sure you have your Remove tool selected and then drag a marquee to select the clips that you want to group together. For example, I'll select these first two tracks in my mix. And I'll go to Clips > Groups > Group Clips. The keyboard command is Command+G or Ctrl+G. And the Group Clips in this case are this sort of lavender color. The color is going to vary because you can have multiple groups and you can tell which clips are grouped together by the color they've been assigned by Audition.

If I were to ungroup these clips, just as an example and then group them again, you can see they take on different color. Now that's a little too close to their actual color so let me do that one more time, and I'll just hit Command+G this time. There we go. So that's my group. You can also tell they are grouped together because they have this little group icon in the lower left-hand corner of the clip. Now I can drag them around and they stay in the exact same relative position to each other. This can be a great help if you have multiple tracks timed precisely together, but need to move them to another part of your mix or even to other tracks.

Notice even when Click off, Clicking one of the clips selects them both again, because they're part of the same group. Now you can even make simultaneous changes. Notice if I start trimming the music's track beginning here, the track above it also starts trimming as soon as I come in line with it. Same thing if I do it on the other end. In this count we make sure that all the clips that are grouped together start and end at exactly the same time. Now you can do this with clips even when they're not grouped as long as they're simultaneously selected, but it's much easier to work with groups, because now I don't have to select all of my clips again anytime I want to make a change like this.

Now if you don't want this behavior while you're working on your clip, you can temporarily suspend the group by going to Clip > Group > Suspend Groups or pressing Shift+Command+G or Shift+Ctrl+G on Windows. You can tell they're suspended because the group icon looks a little bit different now. And now I'll just click off to make sure both aren't currently selected, and now I can trim the clips individually again and even move them independently. When I reinstate the group by pressing Shift+Command+G or Shift+Ctrl+G again to unsuspend them, they're locked together again in their current positions.

And you'll find a couple of other group commands in the Groups menu as well. Remove Focus Clip From Group is useful if you have multiple clips in a group but you want to remove just one of them from the group while keeping the rest grouped together. Just select the clip you want to remove and then select this command. And Ungroup Selected Clips frees the clips from the group and gives them their independent status again. So at this point they're no longer grouped together, they're just regular clips. Now they're still moving together simultaneously because they're both still selected, but if I just click off and select just this clip, I can move that independently again.

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