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closed Completed 4.0: Ripple Edit for Events and Ranges (With Drag/Drop Move/Insert)

+87 votes
asked Sep 5, 2017 in Completed Feature Requests by donaldbaarns (9,830 points)
closed Sep 21, 2018 by PreSonuSupt4

Having a true Ripple Edit in S1 would be a huge win for those of us using S1 for voice (audio books, voice overs, podcasts, etc.)

Drag w Move/Copy Insert: We should be able to grab an Event or Range, drag it with a keyboard modifier, and have it either move or copy/insert the selection into the track, moving all the existing audio to the right so it's one continuous stream. (All events are adjusted, similar to "Delete Time" or "Insert Silence".)

This functionality partially exists with the Arranger, where I can drag a segment and drop it at a seam between sections. We need to be able to drop it anyplace, rather than just the seams between sections. Obviously we do not want to define Arranger sections (intro, verse, bridge, chorus, etc.) because we are just editing dialog, not music. Our selection (range/event) is all we need.

-AND- Ripple Replace
Copy a selection (range/event) and REPLACE an existing range/event, while all audio to the right is adjusted to fit the newly inserted audio. (If the copy source is longer/shorter, the audio to the right of paste area is adjusted as needed.)

We can do the copy/paste version today with macros, but macros don't understand context, which causes some confusion for new users.

There is no way to drag/drop insert unless the Arranger is used, but that is not practical for a set of reasons.

PS: This was inspired by the article in "Studio One Expert", an excellent resource for S1 users. 
I've requested this in other places but never posted here.


closed with the note: Completed in 4.0:  Ripple Edit button switch on the main toolbar.

1 Answer

+1 vote
answered Sep 20, 2017 by Skip Jones (165,290 points)
selected May 22, 2018 by AlexTinsley
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