Mastering GarageBand’s Ripple Delete Feature

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Are you looking for a way to quickly and easily edit your audio in Garageband? Look no further than the Ripple Delete feature!

Ripple Delete is an incredibly versatile tool that can help you make quick work of any audio editing projects in Garageband. It alows you to quickly remove sections of audio from your project while automatically moving the remaining audio over to fill the gaps created by the deletion.

The Ripple Delete command is available by right-clicking on any section of audio or MIDI data within Garageband. When selected, it will ripple delete time from the current clip, track, or session overall. This means that everything following the deleted section will be moved over to fill in the gaps, allowing you to make quick work of rearranging and trimming your audio clips without hving to manually adjust each one.

Aside from making quick work of trimming and rearranging audio clips, Ripple Delete can also be used for more creative purposes. For example, it can be used for creating “stutter” effects by rapidly deleting and moving sections of a single track. It can also be used as an easy way to create build-ups and breakdowns in more orchestral pieces by quickly removing instruments at certain points in time.

In short, Ripple Delete is an incredibly useful feature that can save you time and energy when editing your audio in Garageband. Whether you’re trying to quickly rearrange a song or create some interesting sound effects, this powerful tool has got you covered!

Deleting an Audition in Adobe Audition

To ripple delete an audition, you will need to right click on the section of audio you want to remove and select Ripple Delete. This will remove the selection and automatically move the remaining audio in the timeline to fill its place. Alternatively, you can use the Ripple Delete Time Selection option which will ripple delete time from the current clip, track, or session overall. If you are working with multiple tracks or clips, keep in mind that any audio before the ripple delete selection point will be moved later in time, while any audio ater it will be moved earlier in time.

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The Location of Ripple Delete

Ripple delete can be accessed by right-clicking on a layer in the timeline. Once right-clicked, a menu will appear with the option to select ‘Ripple Delete’. Selecting this will delete the element and also close up the gap it leaves in the timeline.

Ripple Deleting on Mac

Ripple Delete on Mac is a simple process. First, select the clip you want to delete by clicking on it in your timeline. Then, right-click on the selected clip and select ‘Ripple Delete’. This will delete the clip and automatically back your timeline up to fill the gap were the deleted footage lived. If you want to undo the Ripple Delete, you can simply press Command + Z or go to ‘Edit’ > ‘Undo Ripple Delete’.


In conclusion, the Ripple Delete feature in Garageband is a powerful and convenient tool for audio editing. It allows users to quickly and easily delete a section of audio while automatically shifting the remaining audio to fill in its place. This saves time and helps keep audio projects organized and flowing smoothly.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.