Today I’ve been working on a new hour-long Hobotech mix, and I’m getting a lot of mileage out of the Insert Silence command, which can be used to give you a chunk of empty space in your arrangement wherever you need it.

First, select a clip, or a section of time in the Arrangement view, like this:

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Then, use the Insert Silence command:

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When selected, it will automatically insert an empty space into the arrangement equal to the length of the selection.

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This really comes in handy when you’re rearranging of big chunks of material, or inserting new material into a DJ mix.