I’m using Cubase 10 Pro. I’m struggling to see how to take audio from an LP I have captured and trimming it in Cubase into a loop so I can use it in the future in LoopMash. I can drag it into a track, then it seems I have to grab the Start / End slicers to trim to the loop size. There doesn’t seem to be a Crop tool once I’ve reduced the length of the audio from 2 mins to 20 seconds. That is, if I move the start or end points I still see the deleted audio - surely this is using up disk space I don’t need. So, Q1 - after setting Start and End points in edited audio, is there a command to trim?
Then… I struggle with hitpoints - for example I’ve just got 4 bars of 4/4. Set used detection to find 8 slices then when I view it in the arranger it is not exactly 4 bars. The length in the info bar says 22.214.171.124. I can’t edit this apparently - I thought I could just say it’s 4 bats long by typing that in. Then I thought Musical Mode might work - I set Musical Mode in the definition but now the length in the editor status bar is 126.96.36.199. And then it says I can’t make slices in Musical Mode.
Q2. The Media menu has a loop browser. Supposing I do get my audio sliced into 4 nice one-bar slices, how can I make the whole thing show up as a “loop” - do I save it back somewhere? Do I need to use File/Export?
I really just want this to be four slices of one bar each - I can hear it’s right, I just can’t seem to use the editor correctly. can someone give me guidance please, I looked on Youtube and the forum but there isn’t much on making loops.
Any help gratefully received.