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Heal Slices (or Glue / Merge / join / undo / unmake an audio split / separation)

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asked Nov 24 in Studio One 3 Feature Requests by diapasonprodues (710 points)
edited Nov 24 by diapasonprodues

This is frustrating and the absolute only one thing I miss from Pro Tools: Heal separation.

When I have two audio events overlapping or crossfaded between each other and they are both events from the same audio file and they are both at the exact same timing (meaning no matter where you move the slice or crossfade without moving the events, it is the same), I should be able to make both events one again. Just like if I pressed undo right after slicing an audio.

I've seen this same thing asked by others at other places, like the forum, but I can't find anyone asking for it here!

It is different than "Merge to Audio Part" and "Merge Events" because these two create an audio part. (What's the difference anyway between those two?). With an Audio part I need to double click it to expand it to the edit window and edit those audio events in anyway. I can't see the actual splits and fades that are actually happening inside the "part" and can't use any of the inspector parameters or Event FX directly from the main window.

This really bugs me when I have accidentally left "Layers follow Events" on (I wish I could default that to off) and then all my layers get all messy and simply activating each layer and "Move to Origin" everything does not restore the correct view of layer choosing and leaves behind a mess of undesired slices!

Even though active layer matches audios from layers, they are not correctly highlighted because the slices break the highlighting feature somehow. And even though some of those slices are continuous pieces of the same audio files, there is unnecessary clutter everywhere as well as bad crossfades and silences created by error from "Layers follow events".

Even though active layer matches audios from layers, they are not correctly highlighted because the slices break the highlighting feature somehow. And even though some of those slices are continuous pieces of the same audio files, there is unnecessary clutter everywhere as well as bad crossfades and silences created by error from "Layers follow events".

Manually checking each event to see if it matches the next one, then deleting one event and moving the ends of the other is unpractical when there are so many slices and there will be a risk to accidentally delete something I didn't mean to.

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answered Nov 27 by Skip Jones (71,780 points)

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