[Ardour-Users] Moving the beginning and the end of a recording

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Sun Jul 17 01:22:21 PDT 2016

On 27.06.2016 05:33, Thomas Vecchione wrote:
> Not sure if i understand what you are asking, but I tihnk I understand
> your intent, and might suggest something a little different for workflow:
> 1. Move the playhead to where you want the beginning or end of the
> region to be (Shortcut key 'p')  Zoom in if needed at this point to find
> the exact place
> 2. Press 'j' to trim the region beginning to that point, or 'k' to trim
> the end to that point.
> 3. Profit... or maybe not, but you may then want to move the remaining
> region to the start of the session, which I would use the region editor for:
> a. Right click on the region
> b. Select Region Editor
> c. Type in 00:00:00.00 into the appropriate dialog (Can't rememebr the
> label off hand)
> d. Profit some more... or maybe not:)
> Hope I understood what you are trying to do,  after all this you can use
> the location marker dialog to move the end marker if needed as well FYI.

I guess what the OP is seeing is that it is quite difficult in large 
sessions to get the hovering mouse cursor to change to trim mode. I have 
seen the same since I work with wall clock on location recordings and my 
sessions are easily 18-22 hours long. With such lengths, "zoom to 
session" becomes impossible, and also the hover-at-boundary thing does 
not work anymore. You need to zoom in considerably before getting the 
cursor to change again. Interestingly, the behaviour is not consistent 
between end and start boundaries. At the end, it kinda works, at the 
start, it doesnt.
Corner usecase, but still...

Jörn Nettingsmeier
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