Can't copy 'n paste WaveLab markers

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Contributor Since: Sep 09, 2002

I'm working on a project where I have three big stereo files, each 16bit 44.1kHz stereo and 45 minutes long. I need to combine the three of them into one file, apply some VST and DX effects globally, that is, across the entire 135 minute file, then break that one big file into two smaller 65 minute files that can be burned to CDs.

Here's the problem. I've alread gone thru the files and inserted WaveLab's generic markers all thru all three files everywhere I want a CD track marker to be. Problem is, when I copy and paste selections of audio from one window to another, the markers don't copy over. I need to get all three files and their markesr over into one file.

I swear I've done this before, it just boggles me. I've looked thru the preferrences and read the entire sections in the manual about both Cut, Copy and Paste and Markers. I've even tried the silly help file. I know I could just go back and manually reinsert each track marker, but that's going to be a pain, besides, i swear I've done this before. Anyone have any idea what I'm missing?

BTW I'm running v3.03d

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Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
Since: May 10, 2002

Apr 11, 2003 12:10 pm


I am not sure I understand what you are attempting so forgive me if I am "out in left field". The other piece of this is I don't have wavelab yet....but... here is what I do with multiple files that need combined and re-split. I use either SX or coolpro(I have that) and import each file end to end. Line them up and mix to one file. Then I import that new combined file and either use SX markers to mix down each section into a new file, or use cool pro save selection to make new files. Each file is then a CD track. Am I close?

Since: Sep 09, 2002

Apr 11, 2003 12:35 pm

Kinda.. That's what I do in WaveLab, I import each file into one, or copy n paste them or whatever, WaveLab's real flexible. The problem lies in WaveLabs own proprietary markers. There used for all kind of things, from leaving a note attached to the file, to creating loop and mute points, to defining CD track changes. When you save a wav file in WaveLab it creats another file of the same name, only with a MRK extension. This is where the marker data is stored. As long as you leave that MRK file in the same folder as the WAV, next time you open the file all your markers are right there where you left them. My problems lies in the fact that when I start "insert" importing or copy n pasting (i've tried both ways) i'm loosing my meticulously placed markers.

I'm way behind deadline on this project and I'm about to just delete the silly marker files and insert everyone of them again from scratch. Sorry if my babbbling's confusing, I'm just a little frustrated and maybe cloudyheaded from lack of sleep.

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
Since: May 10, 2002

Apr 12, 2003 12:51 am

Naw, sounds more like wavelab has a real confusing marker system. Sorry I wasn't much help. Good luck however! You will probably end up a master with the things if you survive!

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Apr 12, 2003 01:34 am

Jamie, I have never burned out of Wavelab or Id help ya. But I know dB has, so maybe Ill alert him to this post and he might have an idea.

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