WAVE EDITOR / RECORDER
Edison is a fully integrated audio editing and recording tool. Edison loads into an effect
slot (in any mixer track) and will then record or play audio from that position. You may load as many instances of Edison as you
require in any number of Mixer Tracks or Effects slots. To open Edison press Ctrl+E in a Sampler Channel, or load from the
effects menu into mixer track/s.
7. Sample Edit Window
Depending on the settings 9 and 10, you can edit the sample, set
markers/loop-points, or apply envelopes to the sound. Generally Sample Edit Functions will only apply to the selected region of the sample in the Edit Window.
- Maximize Edison - Click on Edison to focus it, then press enter on your keyboard.
- Edit a sample - Make sure 'Waveform Edit Mode' (9) is selected.
- Make a selection - Left-click and drag horizontally over the region to be selected. The selection will turn red.
- Modify the start and end points of a selection - Left-click outside the selection and the start or end point will jump to the new location (depending if you click before or after the selection).
- Select a region defined by markers - Hold (Ctrl) and Left-click on the square tag at the top of
a region marker OR double-click on a region marker. A selected region will turn red.
- Deselect selection / region - Press the (down-arrow) on your keyboard OR
double-click outside the selection/selected region.
- Cut/Copy - To Cut a selection press (Ctrl+X). To
Copy a selection press (Ctrl+C). These functions can also be accessed from the
Edit menu button.
- Paste insert - First make a small selection (length does not matter) starting at the precise location where you want the paste insert to start and press
(Ctrl+V). NOTE: The pasted data will be inserted from the start point of the selected
region. All sample data after this point, including the selected region will be moved after the pasted data. This function can also be accessed from the Edit menu button.
- Paste replace - First make a small selection starting at the precise location where you want the paste replace to start and press
(Alt+V). NOTE: The pasted data will be inserted from the start point of the selected
region over any sample data after this point, including the selected region. This function can also be accessed from the Edit menu button.
- Drag & drop samples - You can drag samples from many locations and drop them on Edison to load them. Holding (Shift) while dragging and dropping a
sample onto Edison will append the dragged sample to the end of the existing data. Holding (Alt) will replace the region. A slice marker with the original samples name will be added at the splice point.
- Clear selection - Hold (Shift + Del) on your keyboard. The selection will be cleared
without changing the sample length. This function can also be accessed from the Edit menu button.
- Delete selected - Press the (Del) key on your keyboard. The selection will be deleted
and the sample length reduced. This function can also be accessed from the Edit menu button.
- Apply Envelopes (Pan/Volume/Stereo Separation) - Select the envelope type (10) and Right-click to add points, Left-click to move points and tension markers.
To apply the envelope/s press (Ctrl+E) or select Tools > Amp > Mixdown amp envelopes.
The undo function can be used to reverse any unwanted changes.
- Zoom - Hover over the window and scroll the mouse-wheel or Left-click an edge of the Zoom/Scroll Bar (a double-headed arrow will appear), then
- Horizontal Scroll - Hold the shift key and then scroll the mouse-wheel or Left-click in the middle of the highlighted section of the Zoom/Scroll Bar, then
- Zoom/Scroll - Click the mouse-wheel or middle mouse button and move up/down (zoom) and left/right (scroll).
- Manual tempo setting using a selection - The manual tempo detection technique is to highlight a part of the audio that you know to be an exact # of beats, then the properties dialog
(F2) will show 'Selection (beats)' instead of 'Length (beats)'. If 4 beats were
highlighted (for example), enter 4, and the tempo of the song should be detected.
- Manual grid/tempo alignment using downbeat - Right-Ctrl + Right-Shift + Click on the location in the sample where the first downbeat marker is to be set, hold and drag horizontally to fine-tune the position if needed. Then,
release the mouse button and click again with the Right-Ctrl + Right-Shift keys still
held (drag left/right) to adjust the grid spacing to align the grid to the beat. NOTE: Correct tempo/grid alignment assumes you have set the tempo AND Sync is selected in the
To swap between Waveform and Spectral view use the Display Mode switch. There is also a 'Dual view' option under the View Menu Button (3).