[Ardour-Users] Erasing empty bars

Brett McCoy idragosani at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 16:59:48 PST 2015

On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 7:26 PM, jonetsu at teksavvy.com <jonetsu at teksavvy.com>

> On Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:20:30 -0500
> Brett McCoy <idragosani at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Select the track and under the Track menu, select remove time and then
> > enter time length you need to remove (in minutes/seconds/frames),
> > realtive to the playhead, I think. I recommend taking a snapshot
> > before doing this in case you really eff things up. I'm not speaking
> > from experience, of course :-P
> There are no more tracks in this section at the beginning.  All trackes
> were removed.

You are confusing tracks and regions. The track holds regions and all of
your edits (aka playlist). It's like a virtual piece of recording tape. If
you select the track, you can remove time from the selected track and
everything in the track will move down automatically. Likewise, you can
select everything in the track and move it all down manually (easier

> > Alternatively, select *everything*, all regions in all tracks and
> > manually move them as a group to where you want it all to start. As
> > long as everything is selected, they will all move relative to each
> > other.
> Whoa.  This is the largest project I ever made.  So many tracks,
> audio, MIDI, automation.  I think I'll just move the begin
> marker instead :)

That's a perfectly fine option. I always leave at least one measure of
empty space at the start of a track anyway/

> OTOH, I've never made any snapshots...

It's a good thing to know how to do!

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