Chapter 25: Editing Basics 525
Special Cut, Copy, Paste, and
Use the four “special” Edit menu commands
(Cut Special, Copy Special, Paste Special, and
Clear Special) for cutting, copying, pasting, and
clearing automation (volume, pan, mute, and
plug-in automation) on audio, Auxiliary Input,
Master Fader, VCA Master, and Instrument
tracks. These commands can also be used for
MIDI controller data on MIDI and Instrument
Repeat To Fill Selection
The Repeat to Fill Selection command lets you
automatically fill a selection with audio or MIDI
regions or data without requiring that you man-
ually duplicate the regions. To use Repeat to Fill
Selection, Cut or Copy a region, then make a se-
lection and use the command to fill the selec-
tion. When pasting audio regions, you are
prompted to specify a crossfade to be used for
the pasted regions.
If you fill an area that is an exact multiple of the
copied region size (for example, filling 16 bars
with a 4-bar region), the copied selection is
pasted as many times as it takes to fill the selec-
tion. If you fill an area that is not an exact mul-
tiple of the copied region size (for example, fill-
ing 15 seconds of a track with a 2-second region
of room noise), the remaining selection area is
filled with an automatically trimmed version of
the original selection.
To fill a selection with Repeat to Fill Selection:
Select the region you want to copy.
Choose Edit > Copy.
Select the area you want to fill using the Selec-
tor tool and choose Edit > Paste Special > Repeat
to Fill Selection.
Do one of the following:
• If pasting audio regions to larger areas, the
Batch Fades dialog opens. Configure the di-
alog to create crossfades between each
pasted region, then click OK.
– or –
• If you do not want crossfades for the
pasted audio, click Cancel in the Batch
Editing Across Multiple Tracks
When working with data from multiple tracks,
there are some important points to remember.
For example, if any selected tracks are set to
their master view (see “Master Views for Tracks”
on page 220), edits affect not only audio and
MIDI for the selected tracks, but all automation
and controller data as well.
If all selected tracks are displayed as automation
data, edits only affect the type of automation
data displayed in each track. Furthermore, if
track 1 displays Pan automation, track 2 displays
Volume automation, and track 3 displays Mute
automation, the Cut command cuts only pan
data from track 1, volume data from track 2, and
mute data from track 3.
You cannot paste MIDI controller data to
automation data nor automation to MIDI.
For more information, see “Cutting, Copying,
and Pasting Automation” on page 1033.
For more information on selecting data on
multiple tracks, see “Selecting Across Multi-
ple Tracks” on page 567.