[audacity4blind] Re: nudging tracks in real time

  • From: "Orlando Enrique Fiol" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "ofiol" for DMARC)
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2019 17:51:40 -0400

At 02:05 PM 6/29/2019, Robert Hänggi wrote:
>It is under Edit -> Remove Special -> Split Delete
>You might be familiar with the shortcut Control+L which silences
>selected Audio.
>This is similar but has some advantages:
>- It creates split lines automatically
>- the region is silenced but it doesn't take up any disk space
>- The adjacent clips can freely move within this region
>- If it is on the start/end of a track, the jump command will go to
>the musical content and not to the start/end  of the silence.

Those are all significant advantages. I never thought of using that.

>Let's say you have a pad sound at the start that lasts for 10 seconds
>until the first snare drum hit.
>With the normal alignment procedure, you had to listen through the
>whole intro each time that you adjust the alignment.
>With play region locked, you can have the snare hit in track 1 after
>0.5 seconds and can adjust the second track accordingly.

Are you saying that there is an advantage to locking regions when testing alignment, so as not to be taken to the beginning each time? Suppose I chose a midpoint of one the tracks against which to align. Could I lock that region and keep nudging the second track, using only that region for playback?

>Yes, track one will be fixed and track two moves, without it, it is
>always tied to the start of track 2 (and track 1 moves as by
I think I understand. Now, I have to try out your wonderful tips.

Orlando Enrique Fiol
Ph.D. in Music Theory
University of Pennsylvania: November, 2018
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