[audacity4blind] Re: sinchronizing tracks

  • From: David Bailes <david_bailes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 16:48:21 +0000 (GMT)

Hi Steve,
the section in the jaws guide on latency gives a method for measuring the 
latency correction if you're using a microphone. However, its not so easy to 
use a similar method for your bass, as the duration of the plucked notes on the 
bass will be quiet long, as opposed to the clicks picked up by the microphone 
which are very short an so its much easier to hear when an individual click 

In the case of your bass, it may be ok to find out a latency correction which 
is good enough, just using trial and error. As the guide says, there's a 
setting for the latency correction in the recording category of the preferences 
dilaog. The number should be negative to bring the added track forward in time. 
So if you say that the bass is a little behind the drum track, you could try 
making the existing number more negative. So if the number was -100 
milliseconds, you could try changing it to -120 milliseconds and see if that's 
any better.

let us know how you get on,

From: Steve Schnelle <papaschnelle@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: audacity <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
Sent: Sunday, 27 November 2011, 19:57
Subject: [audacity4blind] sinchronizing tracks

Hi folks. I am attempting my first multi track 
project and I'm having a little difficulty. I've put down a drum track but when 
I play my bass along with it, the bass track seems to be a little behind the 
drum track. I've read the part of the tutorial that talks about latency but I 
don't know if this applies to my dilemma. I know my timing isn't that much off 
so any suggestions would be appreciated. I wonder if there is a quick fix for 
sinchronizing tracks? I'm using the Audacity 1.3 beta and Jaws 13. Thanks in 


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