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Can I delete just ONE action in history bar?

New Here ,
Aug 13, 2020 Aug 13, 2020

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Hello all,

 

Is it possible to delete just ONE action from the history panel without losing all the adjustments I made afterwards?

 

WORKFLOW: I need to edit audio files in waveform view. I edit some voice overs, getting rid of mouth sounds and breathes etc. At one point I listen back to the file and notice an adjustment I made that I'd like to undo. However, I've made edits after that that I'd like to keep. I would like to go back to that particular edit and get rid of that without losing my other edits. 

 

So far it won't let me! And it's seriously slowing down my work flow! I have to redo everything again and sometimes I don't even remember what I did. The history panel is right there - I'm sure there's a way around this that I'm just not seeing - otherwise there is a serious flaw in this otherwise good system. 

 

Any thoughts?

 

Thank you

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Short answer is no

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If you made all your edits in multitrack view (by say using clip envelopes and such) then your changes wouldn't be destructive

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It's not a serious flaw at all - it's inevitable because of the way it works, and as SuiteSpot says, multitrack is the way to go if you want to do that sort of editing. What happens in Waveform is that each time you make a change to your file, it gets written to a temp file - until you store it permanently, at which point the temp file is destroyed. If you follow the argument through, you soon realise that you can only unpeel this a layer at a time; jumping back five layers (or whatever) wouldn't retain the processing you'd done after that layer. The reason for this is that it's not information about what you did that's being stored, but the actual audio result - unlike what happens in Multitrack view, which is essentially non-destructive and stores the operations.

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