How can I edit a section of audio in the Sample Editor and have only that part visible (and audition looped)? No matter what I do it seems that Sample Editor wants to confuse me with the surrounding audio for context or something, but that’s just confusing.
I loop-record vocals, then split them and comp into a decent take. Then I want to open in Sample Editor to selectively apply VariAudio pitch correction and such. I ONLY want the snippet or clip I’ve selected; everything else just obfuscates what I’m trying to do.
At first I thought this was just an artefact of loop-recording: it merely creates regions in the one long audio file from where you pressed Record to Stop. That’s understandable and largely OK: if I hold the last note or chord when recording and it loops back the loop start, I can just extend the region later to get that ending note or chord, e.g., to cross-fade into the next section.
So after comping the clips into one track, I bounced the audio so it’d be one file with just that bit in it, rather than the file with all the unused takes. But I was surprised and frustrated when opening the Sample Editor on one of those new clips and it STILL has more audio than I want!! I just want the audio clip I’m editing. A nice option would be to see the time ruler as zero-based, instead of the song-based it is now. To me when I’m editing “samples” as the Sample Editor purports to be, it’s just audio, not necessarily part of a track, per se.
This is especially important for audition looping: I want to loop the snippet/clip as I make edits, e.g., changing Quantize Pitch or snipping & moving blocks. However, the audition looper immediately loops the block I’m editing, which is not only not helpful, it’s very annoying to hear the same syllable repeated fast. How do I continuously loop the clip I selected to edit, even while I’m editing the notes?
What am I not understanding about the role and function of the Sample Editor?