Selecting clips for consolidation

I've scoured the threads and searches and can't find an answer. Hopefully I just didn't miss it!

I am working on a project in which I am importing an audio track from a video into Live's arrangement view. From this track, I am cutting out all the moment of silence, and end up with hundreds of clips that are separated by empty space. What I want to be able to do is now select all these clips without the empty spaces for consolidation. However, when I select all, the empty spaces are included. Instead, I have to select a clip, drag it to the next clip and shift-click and drag to the next, and so on. Is there a way to make all the clips snap together. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

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RADiamond 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • Eppe
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    Hi! This is not a solution for now, more so for next time, I'm afraid for now you're screwed and have to do all of it manually ;) unless there's some option I've never heard of.

    You can select a portion of time and then 'delete time' (this option is found in the Edit menu, ctrl+shift+delete is the Windows shortcut), this deletes whatever audio/midi is in the selection and it also deletes that part of the arrangement, so it puts whatever is on either side of the selection right next to eachother. If next time you do this from the start every time you delete something you wont have all that space in between clips. This may still help a bit right now actually, as you don't have to drag any clips together but can simply select the space in between and delete that.

    If this still is too much of hassle maybe its a good idea to do the rough editing in a movie editing program next time, those usually have an option to select an empty space (or multiple) and then delete that, 'ripple delete' I think it's called.

     

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Funk N. Furter
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    Yeah, not possible, although they do snap to the grid. If you've chopped it to a grid, it's easy to cut time and select using shortcuts. Shift right arrow selects the grid to the right in increments. So you could do it all mouslessly. 

     

    http://www.MacAbleton.com

    1 year ago | 1 comment

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