Many of the edit functions below apply to the selected region. To mark the selected region you can either click and hold down on the wave window and drag the mouse or press and hold down the shift key while moving in the file. To select the entire file press Ctrl+A.
To Undo is to restore the file to its state before the previous edit function. This is useful if you want to try an edit or just make a mistake. To undo your last action press Ctrl+Z.
To 'cut' is to delete the selected region but to keep a copy on the clipboard so it can be 'pasted' somewhere else. This is useful when moving parts of the audio around in the file.
To cut select the region and then press Ctrl+X.
To 'copy' is to make a copy of the selected region to the clipboard so you can paste it in another location. This is useful if you want to duplicate a part of the audio and insert (or mix it) in another file.
To copy select the region and then press Ctrl+C. To copy the entire file press Ctrl+A-C.
Paste can only be used after you have used the Cut or Copy functions (above) to take a selected region to the clipboard.
The paste function replaces the current selected region (or inserts if there is no selection). To replace a selection press Ctrl+V. To insert click on the position and press Ctrl+V.
This function takes the audio you have previous copied or cut and mixes it with the current selected region.
After you have cut or copied the audio you want to mix select the new region and used Edit -> Paste Mix from the menu. You can specify the volume of the mix (that is the volume of the clipboard audio).
Almost always the length of the selected regions will be different. If the mix selection (in the clipboard) is shorter than the current selection then the mixed audio will just end when it ends. If the mix clipboard is longer than the current selection then one of the follow can be selected. "Increase selection" means that the mix just continues past the end until the mix file ends. "Insert Silence" means at the end of the current selection, the mix will be inserted until it ends. The fade out mix means that as the end of the current selection is approach the mix fades out - this is useful for background music beds and sfx.
A typical example of Paste Mix is where you want to mix a music bed behind a voice over. To do this copy the music track from one file, open the voice file select the voice (say with Ctrl+A) then select Edit -> Paste Mix and fade out mix.
To delete the selected region press the Delete key. This is similar to the cut function but a copy is not taken to the clipboard.
Select All (Ctrl+A).
To select the whole file press Ctrl+A.
Select To Start (Shift+Home).
To select from the beginning position to the current position, press Shift+Home.
Select To End (Shift+End).
To select from the current position to the end, press Shift+End.
Select Specified Time (Ctrl+G).
Use this option if you want to select the audio with the exact start and end position. Just press Ctrl+G, enter the start and end position and click OK. You can also preview the selection by clicking the Preview button.