Join Maxim Jago for an in-depth discussion in this video Using multiple clipboards, part of Audition CS6 New Features.
One of the lovely features we've now got back in Audition CS6 is the ability to use multiple clip boards. And I'll show you how this works. We're going to double-click in the Files panel here, and import this. Drink WAV file. Let's open that up. That's in the audio files part of the project files. And let's just take a little listen to this. Drink to me only with thine eyes and I will pledge with mine, or leave a kiss within the cup and I'll not ask for wine. Drink to me on.
So, this is a famous poem. Part of Ben Johnson's song to Celia, I think it is. And let's say, just for experimental purposes. Let's say I'm going to take this section here. I'm just going to use my scroll wheel to zoom in a little bit. I've got the word cup here. Cup, okay and maybe I'm just going to select this with my I-beam. Let's have a listen cup and.
Okay. And I'm going to check under my Edit menu, and I'm going to choose Set Current Clipboard and I'm going to make sure I'm on clipboard number one. And you can see that there's a keyboard shortcut here, this would be Cmd 1 on a Mac, I'm on a PC now, so it's Ctrl 1. And all I have to do is press command or control C, and I've copied that word. If I just skip to the end of my audio here and press Cmd or Ctrl V, I'm going to get that word again. Cup.
And again. Cup. And again. Drink to me. If I go to the end. Cup there we go. So, but what if I want to take a different part of the audio? Here I've got this section where the voice is saying for wine. For wine cup. So if I select this audio and now I'm going to copy it, but I'm going to copy it into a different clipboard. So I'll go into the menu, so you can see me do it. Normally, I would use the keyboard shortcut.
I'm going to choose clipboard number two. This time again I'm going to press Ctrl or Cmd C. Of course, I could also go to the Edit menu and choose Copy here. I'm going to go to the end. I'm pressing the end key on my keyboard, and now when I press Ctrl V, for y, I've got that different selection, which you would expect. So now I've got cup for y. Okay, it's not perfect timing but you get the gist. If I press Ctrl or Cmd V again, let's draw them out a bit. I'm going to get the audio again but here's the magic of multiple clipboards. If I now press Ctrl or Cmd 1, or if I go to the Edit menu, and choose Set Current Clipboard and choose number 1, now, when I paste. I get, the word cup.
Cup. So, I can use up to five clipboards to store different pieces of audio but, I want to combine to produce a new wav form. Now, this feature will not work in the multi track display. If I switch over to multi track and I'll just temporarily make a new session here. Let me call this empty session. OK. You'll notice, if I go to the Edit menu, that this, set clipboard option is greyed out.
I can't use it. This feature is just for the wav form display. But it's a very powerful one. Ctrk or Cmd one, two, three, four, five. And you can put different pieces of your audio. To combine across multiple wav form clips if you want.
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