Getting Started with Editing Music and Recordings
What You Can Do:
Your Roxio software suite enables you to edit and export your favorite music and recordings to a wide variety of popular sound file formats. Save your work as uncompressed .WAVs for great sounding audio CDs or export them into a high quality compressed file format for your portable media device.
How it's done:
Adding Audio Files
- Launch your Roxio software suite
Tip: If you are unfamiliar with how to launch and use your Roxio software suite, check out the tutorial called “Getting Started with Your Roxio Software Suite” before continuing with this tutorial.
- Click on the Music - Audio tab on the left side of the start page of your Roxio suite, and then under Edit and Transfer on the right side, select Edit Audio. This will launch Sound Editor. Show Me
- In the Add to Project pane, click Add Audio File. Show Me
- In the Media Selector dialog box, browse your computer for audio files using the tabs at the upper-left of this dialog box. Select the audio file you want to use, and then click OK. The selected audio file is shown in the Clip Editor pane. Show Me
Selecting the waveform region for editing
You can apply an edit or an effect to an entire audio clip or to a selected part of a clip.
- To select an entire clip, choose Edit -> Select All. Show Me
- To select a part of a waveform, click and drag your mouse cursor from the beginning of the selection to the end. Your selection is highlighted on the waveform. Show Me
- To delete a clip or part of a waveform: Show Me
- Select the waveform region you want to delete.
- Choose Edit -> Delete.
- To copy a clip or part of a waveform: Show Me
To move a clip or part of a waveform: Show Me
- Select the waveform region you want to copy.
- Choose Edit -> Copy.
- Move the playback cursor to the location to which you want to copy the waveform region, and choose Edit -> Paste.
- Select the waveform region you want to move.
- Choose Edit -> Cut.
- Move the playback cursor to the location to which you want to move the waveform region, and choose Edit -> Paste.
Tip: Already tired of using the Edit menu to do basic edits like Copy, Cut, and Paste? Check out the keyboard commands next to each action to speed up your editing - for example, Edit -> Copy is "Ctrl + C" on your keyboard.
Saving Your Work
- To save your project: Show Me
To export your audio clip: Show Me
- Select File -> Save Project.
- Choose the folder in which you want to save the project, specify the file name, and click Save.
Note: Saving a project allows you to open your existing edits and continue at a later time. It does not save the final result of your project, i.e. an edited audio clip.
- Select a portion or the entire clip to export.
- Right-click the audio clip in the Project View pane and select Export Selection.
- In the Saving Selection dialog box, select one of the output settings.
- In the Save To text box, specify the folder in which you want to save the file, or click Browse to search for a folder.
- In the File name text box, specify the name of the exported file.
- Click Export.
Note: Exporting an audio clip results in a final audio file, such as an MP3 or WAV file.