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Important Notice: XO Wave is now discontinued as we prepare to bring you the next generation Digital Audio Workstation called Xonami. This site remains available for anyone who purchased XO Wave in the past. However, please keep in mind that as discontinued software:

  • This site may not contain up-to-date information.
  • Technical support is discontinued, though we will do our best to continue to provide email support, especially to anyone who purchased recently.

XO Wave: Edit Modes

By default, XO Wave performs edits to single regions without shifting other regions or memory locations around. With Ripple and Query editing modes, you can do things like move a region, along with all subsequent regions on the same track or tracks. The best way to learn how to use these editing modes is to experiment with them yourself, but some details are provided below.

Ripple Mode

Ripple mode causes all edits to be automatically extended to the end of the track. For example, moving a region towards the end of the session by one second causes all subsequent regions on that track to be moved back by one second as well.

It is often useful to apply Ripple mode to a single edit. For this reason, XO Wave allows you to apply Ripple mode to just the next edit, and revert to normal editing afterwards. From normal editing mode, you can enter Ripple Once mode by typing the r key. Typing r twice brings you into Ripple Lock mode, which will Ripple every edit until you turn it off (normally by typing r again).

Note: Other programs offer similar editing modes with different names, such as "shuffle" and "bind-right". XO Wave's behavior in Ripple mode is similar to these modes.

Query Mode

Query Window

Query editing causes XO Wave to display a customization dialog for an edit. The Query dialog provides several options not available elsewhere. For example, you may move memory locations along with regions, or Ripple not just the current track, but all tracks.

It is often useful to apply Query mode to just one edit. For this reason, XO Wave's Query Once mode (invoked by typing the ? key) Queries on the next edit, and then reverts to Query Off. Typing ? twice brings you into Query Lock mode, which will Query on every edit until you turn it off (typically by typing ? again).

Options that may be available during a Query edit include the following:

  • Ripple options, including rippling across all tracks, and rippling memory locations.
  • Spot options, which allows you to fine-tune the location of your edit in the current time-base.
  • Move vs. Replicate, which allows you to create copies of audio that would otherwise be moved. This behavior is available without Query mode, by holding down the Option key.

Note: Other programs offer similar editing modes with different names, such as "spot". XO Wave's Query Mode behavior is similar to these modes.


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