Basic editing

Introduction to Reaper

Editing di base, Reaper has many editing techniques for use with multimedia files. basic editing basically consists in selecting an element, or a portion of an element and then doing something to it such as dividing it, deleting it, copying it, moving it or overlapping it. All Reaper changes are never destructive and it is always possible to go back through the Undo function.

- Select clips: To select one or more elements, click with the left mouse button. To add more items to the selection, Cmd + left click;
- Cut files at cursor position: move the cursor to the point where you want to make the cut + s;
- paste two elements: select the elements to paste then left click and select glue item from the menu;
- Move file contents: Opt + right click
- Cut and paste: Cmd X + Cmd V;
- Copy and paste: Cmd C + Cmd V;
– Duplica: Cmd D;

Overlap the clips

Clips can be superimposed simply by dragging them on top of each other.

When two clips are overlapped and the Create automatic fades option in the My toolbar is selected, a crossfade is automatically created between the two. If it is necessary to fix the fade, it is possible to make changes manually with the mouse or, to be more precise, enable the textit{Show overlapping media items in lanes} option from the Options menu, the cutting of the clips on two lanes of the same will be shown trace.

If you need to have more precise control over the shape and sound of the crossfade you can, by double clicking on the crossfade, open the Crossfade Editor

Fade Curves

All audio clips have small fades at the beginning and end to avoid unwanted clicks. It is possible to change both the shape and the duration of this curve, either by using the mouse or by left clicking on the fade, in fact a menu will be displayed with all the fade curves that it is possible to implement.

Slip editing

At the beginning and at the end of a clip it is possible to resize it by eliminating (always in a non-destructive way) unwanted portions of the clip. In fact, hover the mouse over the bottom of the left or right edge of an element so that the mouse appears as a horizontal double-headed arrow with a square bracket.

Merge two clips on the same track

If we need to work on two clips that are on the same track as if it were only one, it is possible to merge them with the command by clicking with the right mouse button on any element of the selection and selecting the Glue items command. This will create a new file that will contain the two elements.

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