Ted’s suggestion is spot on. One thing I have become very diligent about is to
make sure audio is not selected when I do not want it to be. You do not have
to set a right marker, provided no audio is selected. I often press k to go to
the end of the track and j to return to the beginning before editing and that
ensures that no audio is selected. But if you are in the middle of the track
and do not want to lose your place, pressing left arrow will also clear the
selection if there is one and does no harm if there is not. Right arrow will
also clear the selection, but will place you at the end of the selection.
From: audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Behalf Of Brian Williams
Sent: Monday, 14 September 2020 5:25 AM
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: inserting silence
Hi Ted, thanks for that. Stupidly I hadn’t set the right marker, as you
suggested. Oh well, falling at the first hurdle. Thanks for your help. Brian
On 13 Sep 2020, at 7:29 pm, tr.galanos@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:tr.galanos@xxxxxxxxx>
First, make sure left and right markers are “on top of each other”, or at
exactly the same point in time. It will push everything else on the selected
track or tracks to the right 2 seconds.
What is happening, I think, is since your right marker is at the end of the
track, you are silencing everything between the markers.
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Subject: [audacity4blind] inserting silence
Hi all, I want to insert 2 seconds silence into a short track. I set the left
marker to the spot where I want the silence to begin, press alt +g then letter
s. I set the time to the length of silence required then press enter. I then
select the whole track, press space to play and when the track reaches the
point where I have inserted silence I hear no more. Can anyone suggest what
stage I am missing?
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