Hi - I’d like to insert 32 bars of silence so I can add a repeat of the verse and bridge. I’ve created a range of that length all up and down the project, unlocked all the locked tracks and enabled all the disabled ones, but the command doesn’t work there.
I’m able to have it work on the odd audio track, but not the whole project.
Any hints for what I’m missing would be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance!
You need to use the locators, so put the left locator where you want the silence to start, and the right where you want it to end. Then you can use the range → insert silence command. The range does not have to be active.
At least that’s how I do it - there may be other ways!
Events in closed folders do not get unlocked with Select All > Edit > Unlock. On my system if there is a locked track the Insert Silence command won’t work on it, so that was one thing that was preventing me from applying that command to the whole project (i.e., I had locked tracks not viewed in a closed folder).
Is that a bug or a feature, that the folder has to be opened to be able to unlock tracks within that folder? I dunno.
I could Insert Silence on all the tracks of a project only by opening a Range tool (hitting #2 on the keyboard) at the very top of the project, and dragging all the way down to have the selected range start/stop at the correct positions (adjusting in Info line as needed). This is the way I saw in an old youtube video, as kindly suggested by @Tj99 and another youtube vid he attached, and as I wrote in the OP of this thread.
In other words, setting the L/R locators to set where Insert Silence should be applied, as per the manual and kindly suggested by @Sibben above (on June 14, 2022 at 09:55 hrs) doesn’t work on my system. That seems like it would be a bug? I’d be happy to break this out (the fact that Insert Silence doesn’t work on my system by setting the right and left locators then applying the command) in a new thread if people think it’s worth it.
Also noted: Multiple Track Versions on sig and tempo tracks don’t block Insert Silence from being applied (unless, presumably, they’re locked … I didn’t have any locks there, so I can’t say for sure).
Finally - on my system a track being disabled does not prevent Insert Silence from being applied to it.
Geesh, what a lot of work just to apply a basic function.
Thank you everyone for your help, and any further comments would of course be much appreciated!
To be honest, I would expect the track inside the folder to be unlocked as well. However, I can get why it does not work.
Imho the solution would be to have an option to ignore when tracks /groups/etc. are locked when inserting silence and similar operations: this way you also don’t have to always unlock your tracks. That would be a nice feature request!