[audacity4blind] Re: Drop-in Recording

  • From: Daveed Mandell <daveedm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 22:33:48 -0700

Hello:

Perhaps I didn't make myself clear. One often uses drop-in recording to fix a 
mistake in a particular track and then punch out again. That's what I'm talking 
about. Thanks.

Daveed 

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve the Fiddle <stevethefiddle@xxxxxxxxx>
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2013 6:51 pm
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Drop-in Recording

>
>
> On 25 March 2013 00:38, Daveed Mandell <daveedm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hello:
> >
> > I sent a message about this issue a fdw days afo with no response. Does 
> > anyone know if it's now possible to do drop-in, or punch-in, recording with 
> > Audacity? If not, has anyone heard about this feature being implemented in 
> > an upcoming version of the program? Thanks so much.
> >
> > Daveed Mandell
> >
> 
> Audacity does not "punch in" in the sense of over-recording a
> previously recorded track, and does not have "virtual tracks". What
> Audacity does have is an "unlimited" number of  tracks (subject to the
> hardware capabilities of the computer being used, but on modern
> machines this should be a lot of tracks).
> 
> I've not worked out a step-by-step procedure for keyboard operation,
> but I can describe a brief overview of how to do a drop-in recording.
> If you need more detail I hope that other users on this list will be
> able to fill in the gaps.
> 
> The basic procedure is to record the "drop in" into a new track. For a
> really professional finish to the task the original track and the new
> recording can be cross-faded from one to the other.
> 
> Taking an example, let's say that you have a recording and there is a
> mistake that you wish to correct.
> First you need to locate the mistake and select it. The selection can
> then be silenced using Ctrl+L.
> Then wind back a few seconds so that you have a run in.
> Start recording. The recording will be on a new track.
> You will probably want to trim the drop-in so that it blends nicely
> with the original take. To to that you could select the part that you
> want to keep and then press Ctrl+That to trim the track.
> 
> If you need to adjust the position of the new track, you can move it
> so that it plays a little earlier by selecting a short section of the
> track before the part that you want to keep and delete it. To move the
> new recording so that it plays a little later, position the cursor
> (playback position) before the new recording and generate a little
> silence (generate menu).
> 
> When the project is exported, all tracks in the project are
> automatically mixed own into a single file.
> 
> Steve
> 
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