Audio Editor / Editing

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jlgrimes
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Re: Audio Editor / Editing

Post by jlgrimes » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:08 pm

pottering wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:07 pm
Live is non-destructive, it doesn't do destructive editing.

Only editing with external editor, which you can specify in the File/Folder Preferences:

https://www.ableton.com/en/manual/clip- ... le-editing


Personally I don't even get why people want destructive editing, I don't see any advantage in destroying the source and always save edits in new files (not only for audio, for gfx work, etc.), and Live does that automatically already.

Freeze/Flatten is Ableton's version of destructive editing.

Resampling/recording the track is another option but Freeze/Flatten is probably the fastest.

pottering
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Re: Audio Editor / Editing

Post by pottering » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:59 pm

Resampling, Consolidate, Freeze, Flatten and Crop are not destructive editing, they create a entirely new file in the project folder, the original file stays untouched.

Destructive editing literally destroys (overwrites) the original file (with a new one).

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