It’s all very well and good to warp with the minimum number of warp markers in order to preserve the original timing of a sample, but there are times when that just won’t do. Sometimes you have to subtly (or radically) alter the timing of a piece of audio to get it to sit right with other parts.

The basic approach is simple – once you’ve got the basic warping figured out, just add additional warp markers and drag em around to taste. Before you get started, though, you’ll want to make sure you have a warp marker at the beginning and the end of whatever loop you’re working with:

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This ensures that the timing of all material outside of this two bar range will be left alone.

When you’re working in between two warp markers, you can mostly dispense with double clicking to create new ones. Simply dragging a transient will automatically turn it into a warp marker.

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Sometimes you’ll find that the bit of audio you want to drag doesn’t have a transient above it.

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Not to worry! Just you can double-click to create a warp marker anywhere you want. The double-click can be done directly on the waveform, or in the area above.

(Yes, there is also an Insert Transient command, but that’s a topic for another day.)