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  • Looping Audio Clips While Adjusting Audio Filters and Effects

  • Gerry Fraiberg

    July 26, 2012 at 3:34 am

    I just found how to loop audio while adjusting filters in FCP X. Select the clip in the Timeline, drag the effect to apply, then click on the effect in the Effects Browser to highlight it. Hit the “/” key, et voila – the audio loops, allowing you to make adjustments to the Audio Compressor, Limiter, EQ, etc. I stumbled across this while adding Fat EQ to 15 10-second Voice Over audio tags. I’m using FCP X to sweeten audio, then export the separate audio clips as AIFF files.

  • Bret Williams

    July 26, 2012 at 4:27 am

    You can do almost everything in X while it plays back. Pretty cool.

  • Eric Santiago

    July 26, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Whats the verdict on the audio tools in FCPX from you experienced folks 🙂
    I for one love it but then Im not using it as much as the video portions.

  • Ricky Dominguez

    July 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    For me it dosen’t work at the moment that I change my settings it continue playing to next clip. To continue loop I have to press “/” again constantly.

  • Gerry Fraiberg

    July 26, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I actually haven’t tested it with a video project, but rather several projects, each containing a single audio only clip. It might have been easier to lay out 15 audio clips in a timeline and copy and paste the Fat EQ effect that I added to each one. But I wanted to export each clip separately as an AIFF.

  • Charlie Austin

    July 27, 2012 at 12:56 am

    [Bret Williams] “You can do almost everything in X while it plays back. Pretty cool.”

    Yeah, puts a smile on my face every time I trim a clip right before the playhead hits it, or select and solo a clip while it’s playing etc. 🙂 This is a damn good V.1 app, can’t wait for V.2!


    ~”It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools.”~

  • Sandeep Sajeev

    July 27, 2012 at 7:03 am

    This is my experience as well. Modify an effect and it no longer loops, or sometimes it’ll loop a couple of times and then move on to the next clip.

    The Audio Tools need a lot of work. While it is very cool to have some of those Logic plugins, usability is lacking.

    I also find the whole selecting/moving Audio Keyframes very fiddly.

  • alban egger

    July 27, 2012 at 8:13 am

    you can loop the timeline. If it only has a single clip it loops that. but if you have two it will play through to the next.

  • Nick Toth

    July 27, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Actually it does work as Gerry says but there is one detail. The audio skimmer has to be on. At first it didn’t work for me either. I don’t normally use the skimmer in the timeline and typically keep it disabled but I happened to have it on and was able to adjust an audio effect while it looped.


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