I'm using Logic Pro 9 as a musician (mainly electric bass parts). However, this may be DAW-agnostic.
When editing, I often would like to move, repeat, and otherwise work on regions that are as small as two or four bars. The problem is that most of my regions end up making an audible clicking noise at the beginning and end, where I cut them.
This is my workflow:
- Record some takes using cycle recording
- Find and select the best take
- Check if timing is ok using flex, eventually move something.
- Cut to the desired length, using snap to beat/bar/whatever.
I understand precisely the cause of clicks: what it's not clear is how to avoid them. In the arrange window, the Snap Edits to Zero Crossings option in the Audio menu is (obviously) checked. This appears to have no effect whatsoever.
The sample editor is really a pain to use: by default it moves the anchor, and when unlocked it messes up the Flex edits: I see flex markers moving with respect to transients and frankly I can't understand why. Moreover, undoing any change to the regions that happened because of work in the sample editor results in the selection changing, but not the region requiring an use of the selection->region command every time I want to undo.
So: what is the best way to just have those two bars I want without clicking noises on the start end?