Audio File Editor overview

Most day-to-day audio editing tasks are performed in the main window and Audio Track Editor. The Audio File Editor is useful for removing pops and clicks in audio material, setting accurate crossover points for looped playback, correcting phase cancellation errors, and more.

You use the Audio File Editor to work with transient markers that indicate significant points—or transients—in an audio file. The audio on a track is analyzed for transients the first time you enable that track for Flex Time editing. Any detected transients in the file are marked.

Important: Most edits and functions performed in the Audio File Editor are destructive. This means the actual data of audio files is changed. Although you can undo edits and processing commands, you should work with copies of your audio files, rather than the originals.

Open the Audio File Editor

Do one of the following:

  • Click an audio track header, click the Editors button in the control bar, then click File.

  • Select an audio region in the main window, then choose Open Audio File Editor from the Window menu.

  • Option-double-click an audio region in the Project Audio Browser.