iPad Music Production: Auria
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Splitting and separating regions


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iPad Music Production: Auria

with Garrick Chow

Video: Splitting and separating regions

Now let's take a look at how to split regions. You might want to split a region into two or more parts if there's a section of your recording that you want to process differently or separate from the rest of the region. To do so, just select the region you want to split and move the playhead to the point where you want the split to occur. I'll just use the fiddle track as an example. With it selected, let's say I want the split to occur right about here. So I move my playhead to that location, and I'll choose Edit > Split, and that's all there is to it. Let me move the playhead out of there.

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2h 41m Beginner Feb 28, 2013 Updated Jul 19, 2013

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Auria is the first major digital audio workstation designed specifically for the Apple iPad, and in this course, author and professional musician Garrick Chow demonstrates how to use its recording, editing, and mixing tools to create great-sounding music. First, Garrick reviews the hardware you'll need to start capturing audio, from microphones to cables and input devices. He then demonstrates how to record anything from a single audio track to a complete multitrack capture of a live band performance, or import audio from other iPad apps with Audiobus. He also shows you how to edit your tracks by adding splits and trims, apply effects, and use automation to create a final mix. Plus, learn to take snapshots so you can save your mix in different states along the way. Last, Garrick reviews the options for exporting your project from Auria in several formats to share it with the world.

This course will be updated regularly as new features are added to Auria, so check back often. Working with a different app? Check out other installments in this series, including iPad Music Production: GarageBand and iPad Music Production: AmpliTube.

Topics include:
  • Creating a new project
  • Importing audio
  • Using external audio inputs
  • Recording tracks
  • Using Auto-Punch
  • Overdubbing a track
  • Trimming regions and adding fades
  • Using auxiliaries
  • Using automation
  • Creating snapshots
  • Exporting your project
Subject:
Audio + Music
Software:
Auria
Author:
Garrick Chow

Splitting and separating regions

Now let's take a look at how to split regions. You might want to split a region into two or more parts if there's a section of your recording that you want to process differently or separate from the rest of the region. To do so, just select the region you want to split and move the playhead to the point where you want the split to occur. I'll just use the fiddle track as an example. With it selected, let's say I want the split to occur right about here. So I move my playhead to that location, and I'll choose Edit > Split, and that's all there is to it. Let me move the playhead out of there.

You can see there are now two regions on this track, and I am free to move or change either of them without affecting the other one. If I don't move either one, it will continue to sound like one continuous performance. So if I were to solo this track, let's get my playhead right about there, we shouldn't hear any break in the performance. (music playing) So when you split a region but don't move anything, you won't hear any interruptions or dropouts. And like other edits, this is completely nondestructive. I can move the first half of the track below, where I could apply effects to without changing the second half.

Let's say I just delete that region. I can restore the region to its original size just by holding down and dragging the trim handle and in this case, dragging it to the left. I am going to make this a little bit smaller so I can just do the whole thing. You can see I have now restored the entire Fiddle track. So splitting regions is great if you want to move or eliminate a section, but you can always change your mind if you want to make the region whole again.

Now another way to split a section of a region off on its own is to select and separate. We have already seen that we can make a selection in the region by double-tapping and holding on that second top and then just dragging to the left or right, and that makes a selection. Now in addition to making a selection, this also gives you the Scissors button in the upper right-hand corner. Tapping that turns the selection into its own region. Now I could have accomplished the same thing by creating two splits, but this is much faster and simpler, and again, I can just drag that region anywhere else on the track or even onto its own track.

And since it's on its own region, I can add fades like so. I can even use the trim handles to expand it to its full size again. But I don't need to do any of that at the moment so I just tap Undo a couple of times until that region is whole again, and that's how to split and separate regions.

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Q: This course was updated on 7/19/2013. What changed?
A: We added new videos, and re-recorded some other ones, to reflect changes to Auria, including time stretching and the ability to take snapshots of your mixes. We also included information on how to deal with anticipated updates to Auria and make sure our training is always up to date.
 
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