I am trying to cut an audio sample and only save the part I am using and delete the rest.
Sometimes I just improvise over something and only like 10 seconds of it and want to get rid of the rest. When I cut the part I need, move it to another track and remove the rest, the whole sample stays in my audio folder and let’s say the whole file is 60 meg and all I want is 5 meg from the middle of it.
I have the hard drive space for it but I assume it will use resources to play the small part of a big file more than a single small file. My computer is not the best and I feel this may use valuable resources.
Could someone please tell me how I remove the 55meg I don’t want and only leave the 5 meg file I want. I hope I have explained it clearly for you.
After making a load of edits like that, I tend to use the “back up project” option to save into a new folder and allow all linked audio files to be copied, and tick the minimised and remove unused files options. This gives you a really concise project folder.
But then I start all new projects in a default “scratch” folder, which makes clearing out remnants nice and easy as I know anything left will be floating around in there.
Not a fan of having to select a folder for each new project, which is why I go this route - it’s fine if you’re doing something specific like bringing some stems in to mix and know the name of the song, but at lot of the time I could be trying out ideas that never get saved… I really don’t want to be coming up for names before i’ve even started!
So “back up project” is a really handy feature so you don’t have to worry about micromanaging.