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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.
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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