Curious if you know how long the introduction is going to be? Did you create
the introduction in another Audacity project? If so, you can select all
tracks in the project you want to add the introduction to, move to the
beginning of the selected tracks, and then add silence for that known
length. Add a new track to the project, select only that track, and paste
your introduction audio into that new track.
It's not difficult to do but it does take practice. I'm happy to outline the
keyboard only steps here on the list if you are interested.
One thing that took me a while to realize with Audacity is that, if I get a
specific audio clip how I like it, then I need to save it. Having multiple
Audacity projects open at once is not uncommon for me. Although it should be
noted that 2.4.x versions of Audacity prior to 2.4.2 will not work as
expected with the Audacity scriptset. There was a bug in Audacity that was
fixed as of 2.4.2 and the most recent version of the JAWS scriptset for
If you prefer someone walk you through the steps then someone like Ted could
help. Note, however, that I don't think all of his help is given without
some sort of expected monetary reward.
Personally I've seen Ted asking for payment on other lists - not saying he's
doing it now, but it might be worth exercising a little caution if you
aren't prepared to supplement his help with a monetary reward.
I think offering personalized help for technical information is great and
should be rewarded monetarily. I do think, however, that offering
personalized technical help for an open source project like Audacity should
probably remain free. That's the beauty of a listserv like this one and of
open source projects in general.
<audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Sarah Stephenson-Hunter
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 2:27 PM
Subject: [audacity4blind] Inserting new section into a track
Yes it's me again!!
Thank you so much to those of you who responded to my earlier post about
editing a track and adding audio from one track to another - I think I'm
getting there slowly but surely and at least have been able to edit two
I would now like to be able to insert some audio into the beginning of each
track i.e. an intro to what will be the main podcast audio - what's the best
way of doing this?
I have tried just recording at the start of a track but when I play it back
the newly recorded segement doesn't appear to be there. Do I need to
record the intro section as a new track and then cut and paste it into the
main track ?
As ever any help greatuflly received.
With thanks in advance