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RICHARD HUTCHINS

Cutting the end from a song

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Hi all,

I have a short song I've recorded, I need to lose a few bars of music at the end, to shorten it still further. How do I do this? I looked it up but got confused.( for a change). Oddly enough I deleted the tracks with music on them but somehow they persisted when I exported to MP3. 

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To shorten a song you have several options. Export it with the longer length and then import in back into cakewalk, or another audio tool, and trip off the end of the audio and add a clip fade or track automation to fade it out.

If you want your project to be shorter then select all (cntr-a) and select the time range in the ruler you want to delete and then hit delete.

You could also select all your tracks and clips and bounce them to clips so that each track is a single clip. Then select all the clips and drag the end of the clips back to where you want the song to end.

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With the new export dialog (the early release version is currently available) it is easy to create a task to export a project using a time-based selection.

Once created, it may be run as often as necessary.

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I chose the simplest method, this seems ok so;

 

If you want your project to be shorter then select all (cntr-a) and select the time range in the ruler you want to delete and then hit delete.

 

Thanks

 

 

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Why physically cut the end of the song off? Why not use automation (depending on how you end your song, e.g, fade), and just export to the shorter length using adjusted markers?

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