There’s Something About That Empty Region
Lately I’ve been programming drums by dragging .WAV files directly into the Arrange Window. This method certainly has its limitations and drawbacks, but it doesn’t require me to set up an instance of the EXS24 sampler, Ultrabeat or a third party plugin before I can begin programming.
So I got these 4 snares in two bars:
To keep things tidy without making folders, and region count low, I wanted to make a 2 bar loop out of these regions, so I merged all regions with ctrl+=. I got this:
That’s not a 2 bar loop. How about completing it with empty regions, with the pencil tool?
After trying to merge these, I got this vague warning:
So the empty region turned out to be a MIDI region. That’s good to know. Instead, I used the marquee tool to select an empty section:
I copied the slice to the beginning and end of the region. Using ⌥+⇧+← came in handy to shorten the length of the region at the end. After merging:
Done! A 2 bar region, ready to be looped, or repeated with ⌘+R.