I like your version David. Very neat.
The one thing that I'd add is that if you add half a second of silence
to all tracks (which I think is easiest), then it will be necessary to
delete half a second of audio from all tracks at the end (not just
from the first track). In other words, David's steps 1 to 6, and then:
7) Select from 0.0 to 0.5 seconds in the Selection Toolbar
On 27 October 2017 at 11:34, David Bailes <drbailes@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Concerning whether time shifting or aligning is faster, it probably varies
from case to case. The time shift tool is not accessible in 2.1.3, but there
are a number of plug-ins around for use by keyboard users. I think Robert
has some useful ones - maybe he could let you know. There is one on the
Audacity wiki, though it's not ideal:
However regarding the particular task that you want to do, something along
the lines that Steve has already suggested would be the quickest way. Here's
1. Press Ctrl+A to select all the audio - though it's only the tracks being
selected that matters.
2. On the Tracks menu, open the align sub menu and choose align together.
The tracks now all start at the same time.
3. Again on the align sub menu, choose start to zero. This makes sure that
the tracks are not all starting at a time less than zero.
4. Press Home to move the cursor to zero.
5. Generate half a second of silence. Since all the tracks are selected,
this will be inserted at the start of all the tracks.
6. On the align sub menu, choose Align end to end.
Note, this will add half a second of silence to the beginning of the audio.
You can either delete it, or in the above instructions you could deselect
the first track before you generate the audio, and then reselect it before
Also, in 2.2.0, the time shift tool will be more accessible using the
On 27 October 2017 at 03:21, Marlon BrandÃ£o de Sousa <splyt.lists@xxxxxxxxx>
Supose I have say 20 tracks that I need to align one half a second after
the previous and so on.
I could calculate this interval the first time, then stop with x and then
align the beginning of the next track to the cursor and repeat the process
with the next tracks.
This would be however time consuming. I think that time shifting would be
a natural choice to achieve this, but here are some questions:
1- Am I right on this assumption that time shifting tracks is faster than
calculating and aligning them?
2- If so then how can I use time shifting with the keyboard?
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