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Re: Editing in Audacity

Posted: April 19th, 2019, 4:16 pm
by TriciaG
On a recording, when not recording, do Ctrl-B. It puts a new track below your original one, with a mark where your cursor was when you did the Ctrl-B, and a field to type in a label.

That whole thing is a label track.

It comes in handy when you want to make a note of something at a specific point in a recording. It only saves in the Audacity file format, though - not in MP3, etc.

Re: Editing in Audacity

Posted: April 19th, 2019, 6:26 pm
by BetsyWalker
TriciaG wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 4:16 pm
On a recording, when not recording, do Ctrl-B. It puts a new track below your original one, with a mark where your cursor was when you did the Ctrl-B, and a field to type in a label.

That whole thing is a label track.

It comes in handy when you want to make a note of something at a specific point in a recording. It only saves in the Audacity file format, though - not in MP3, etc.
Wow, Kevin - you are fast! Thanks so much - :clap: :clap:

Betsy

Re: Editing in Audacity

Posted: April 19th, 2019, 6:45 pm
by KevinS
TriciaG is the smart one.

Re: Editing in Audacity

Posted: April 19th, 2019, 8:29 pm
by philchenevert
I am late to this discussion but would like to suggest simplicity. Just repeat a mistake until it sounds right and keep on recording. No clicks, no bumps, no verbal cues, just saying the phrase until it sounds good to me. That's it. I tried adding clicks but they are not necessary since when editing, the mistakes are so obvious and can just be cut out. Here is a video of how I edit. Just one method but keeping it super simple keeps me editing without frustration at all. It also makes recording simple; just keep on reading. :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMHG6WbiEYg

Re: Editing in Audacity

Posted: April 19th, 2019, 9:10 pm
by BetsyWalker
KevinS wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 6:45 pm
TriciaG is the smart one.
Oops - right - but you BOTH are. You responded with helpful info, too. Thanks, also, to TriciaG!

Betsy

Re: Editing in Audacity

Posted: April 19th, 2019, 9:12 pm
by BetsyWalker
philchenevert wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 8:29 pm
I am late to this discussion but would like to suggest simplicity. Just repeat a mistake until it sounds right and keep on recording. No clicks, no bumps, no verbal cues, just saying the phrase until it sounds good to me. That's it. I tried adding clicks but they are not necessary since when editing, the mistakes are so obvious and can just be cut out. Here is a video of how I edit. Just one method but keeping it super simple keeps me editing without frustration at all. It also makes recording simple; just keep on reading. :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMHG6WbiEYg
Phil - this is what I do, too. I don't have to worry about technical manipulation while I am reading. Just repeat till it sounds right. I do try to make sure that I give myself one or two full seconds before I repeat. That's it.

Betsy