there's a point where 'RTFM' is an appropriate response--when you're talking about fundamental features of a piece of software (like using automation), 'RTFM' is really kinda warranted. if they're asking for advice on something, for example, when to use automation vs. clip gain, well, of course the manual isn't a good answer for that. or if it's something obscure, that an average person wouldn't think would be in the manual, and needs to be pointed in the right direction, it makes sense to ask.severika wrote: ↑Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:32 pmI was never able to understand the RTFM replies, I see them useless , arogant and dumb.
We all know there's a manual but we're here to help each other save time , not read 95% useless info to get what we want.
Otherwise, what's the use of this forum, I'd say ?
I had a similar problem coming from Audacity, so :
1. Select the audio you want.
2. Press "CTRL-E", this will isolate the selection from the rest of the clip.
3. In the lower part of the screen, there should be a "Gain" area, mouse-wheel there.
4. Now you need to merge the clips back , so select them and press CTRL-J (shortcut for "Consolidate" operation)
Always be nice !
saying 'RTFM' isn't useless advice either, and certainly not arrogant--if we want to learn about an insanely complicated piece of software, we should damn well get familiar with the manual. I've been told to do it many times, and as a result, I try to do my homework before asking for help. 95% of the time I can find an answer on my own. teach a man to fish, and all that.
I know the original post is several years old now, but choosing whether to do this with clip gain, as some have suggested, instead of automation (as others have) can have pretty big implications for the end result. if you raise gain in the clip, you're also going to be pushing any level-dependent plugins hotter along the way. for example, if you're looking for the part to be louder, but use clip gain, and you've got a compressor somewhere in there, doing heavy work, you may have to push the clip gain up much farther than you'd expect, and are more likely to encounter obvious overcompression. for just transparent volume increases, automation (at the last stage in the plugin chain, or at the track fader) is the better option. of course, both are perfectly valid, and either one may be better suited than the other for particular scenarios.