What's the opposite of "insert time"?

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audiodef
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I can insert time, but how do I remove time?

After adding time to the beginning of a session in order to facilitate a countdown for live recording, I want to remove the time I added when I'm done.

seablade
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If it is just at the beginning of the session, the easy way is to simply move the START marker to the start of your actual session.

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audiodef
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That's what I did, and that's good enough. But I was wondering (because I live on the border between conscientious and anal, heh heh heh) if it's possible to perform the opposite of insert time.

If not, no biggie.

peder
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You can create a region of the count-in for each track, remove that and move the remainder of the tracks to the beginning.
But that won't give you any benefits over moving the marker and will just be a lot off unnecessary, time-consuming work.

audiodef
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Well, for something like only four measures, I'd just move the start marker and call it quits.

But what if I need, for whatever reason, to slice off the first half of a session? Wouldn't it be more elegant to be able to get rid of everything prior to a chosen point?

seablade
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Well any time I have needed to do this, I have moved the start marker. It is just nice and easy.

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audiodef
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Alright, then this is my feature suggestion: the ability to delete sections from a session and close the gap that deletion causes! :-)

seablade
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Then you want the splice edit mode, which is in Ardour but doesn't work:) I suspect you also want the automation to follow the regions when this happens, which I believe is in A3.

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