Changing the length of your music is easy in Score. Here’s a short guide on how to do it.
Track length = Project length:
Track length is set at the project level and all tracks in a project will share the same length. To change track length, you must change the length of its parent project.
Why is it this way? Projects are content-centric. They are an audition for a given timeslot and tracks are candidates for that audition. If you need 30 seconds of music for a skateboarding video, we want every track you hear to work for that project. So your project is set to 30 seconds, and every track you compose will automatically fit that timeslot. Then, you can simply listen, edit, and select your favorite tracks.
Here are a few ways you can change the length of a project:
1. Upload media of a different length than your current project.
Simply uploading new media that is shorter or longer than your current project will prompt you to change the length of your project. All tracks will re-render to the length of your new media.
2. Change the length of your project manually.
Click on the length of your project and type in a new length. This will prompt you to change the length of your project and all tracks will re-render to the new project length.
I want to just change the length of just one of my tracks.
Simply duplicate your track into a new project and set the desired length when prompted.
My content is now longer/shorter than my project. I want to change the project length but I don’t want to lose my tracks. What do I do?
First, duplicate your tracks into a new project. This will function like a save-as, so you don’t lose the current versions. Next, upload your new media into the project and Score will prompt you to change your project’s length and re-render all of your tracks.
Note: Changing the length of a project may slightly alter the harmony and rhythms of the track. If you like a track as is, download it and copy it into a new project.