3.3 Timeline Window (TEAL):
This window holds all of the components of your session: tracks, audio regions, sync markers, time ruler, and video track. At the top of this window, you will find the timeline menu commands, allowing you to have a quick access to multiple options.
Timeline Toolbar Menu: The Timeline toolbar menu displays buttons for quick access to the most-used features.
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1. Edit Tools: The four general editing tools in ADD are the Arrow, Cut, Fade, and Timestretch. With the edit tools you can select and move regions using the arrow tool, cut regions, add fade ins/outs and time stretch a region.
Edit Tools Shortcuts: Arrow (A), Cut ( C), Fade (F), Fade In (Shift + , ), Fade Out (Shift + . ) and Time Stretch (E).
2. Versions menu: This menu allows you to save different versions of your composition. We will talk about this menu in chapter 9 “Saving different versions of your composition”.
3. Select menu: This menu allows you to select regions or markers by category, type or subtype. Example of use: There are footsteps on concrete, wood and sand in your project but you only want to select the sand footsteps.
4. Replace menu: This menu allows you to adjust the randomness and intensity/ complexity of the selected region when replacing. This will be further explained in the Replace Chapter.
5. Snap: This option allows you snap the selected part of the region with the selected grid.
6. Sync marker: The sync marker option has two functionalities. When it’s on (orange), the marker will place audio in the timeline. When it’s off (white), a marker will be placed in the timeline ruler with no audio. In this case, once you layout all of your empty markers in the timeline, you can easily fill them up with the option “Fill All Empty Markers” from the bar menu or by pressing Option + Command + R.
7. Lock Sync Marker: When this option is on (orange), it locks sync markers to the timeline regardless of tempo changes. When this option is off (white), sync markers do not lock to the timeline regardless of tempo changes.
8. Tempo Stretch: When this option is on (orange), it allows you to change the tempo of the audio region using the global tempo. When it’s off, the tempo of the audio region will not be affected by the global tempo.
9. Global tempo: When the tempo stretch is off (white) the changes that you make in the global tempo will affect only the grid. When the tempo stretch is on, it changes the tempo of the audio region as well as the grid. The global tempo is set to 120 bpm by default.
Vertical Zoom Slider: This command allows you to increase or decrease the vertical size of the tracks.
Horizontal Zoom Slider: This command allows you to increase or decrease the horizontal zoom of the timeline.