1: Start a project
Load a project or start a new one. To use Flex Time you will need some content, so either record some vocals or import some from your hard drive.
2: Open the Edit view
Double-click on your vocals clip to open it in the Edit view. Click somewhere in it and you’re prompted to activate Follow Tempo & Pitch.
3: Turn off Snap
The clip is analysed for timing information, then it’ll change colour slightly. Go to the Control menu and turn Snap off so that you can make precise edits.
4: Pick up a transient
Select the part of the clip you want to move. Click at its start point and drag left or right. It’ll sound shorter or longer, but the rest of the clip is intact.
5: Edit a specific section
To move a small section without affecting adjacent ones, click at the start of the edit area and at the end. Then move the audio between the markers.
6: Reactivate Snap
If you want to snap the clip into a certain space (eg when your vocal part has been recorded elsewhere but needs to fit a new project), first reactivate Snap.
7: Snap the clip
Click the end of the clip to activate the Flex Tool. Drag the clip left or right – to make it longer or shorter – and wait until it snaps into position.
8: Make adjustments
If necessary, repeat the tricks from above to move any parts of the waveform around to correct any problems. You may need to deactivate Snap again.
9: Make the cut
You can cut off any parts of the clip no longer in use. Position the playhead then Edit>Split. You can select the unwanted part of the clip and delete it.
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