Welcome to the joys and occasional frustrations of Audacity. The following
will remove some frustrations.
When you press left bracket and subsequently right bracket you are
highlighting that section of audio. In your example, press left bracket
before the first "trim" and the right bracket before "1". If you press play
at that point you should hear "trim, trim". Pressing delete at that point
will remove the first two trims. But if, as you did, press left bracket
further on the new highlight will start at that point. Think of it like a
word processor. Pressing control-shift-right arrow will highlight a word.
But if you then press - say - control-right arrow you will undo the
To remove all of your trims, you will have to select each incident of "trim,
trim" and press delete before moving on.
Note that I said delete, not control-t. What control-t does is to delete
everything except the material that is highlighted. In this case, that is
not what you want.
I did an audio intro to Audacity last year which covers some basics. Here
is the download link <https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/v56cn4> if you can
put up with my droning voice for about 15 minutes. I mentioned on that
recording that clips in Audacity are not accessible. That is no longer the
case and I hope to correct my misinformation soonish.
<audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of It's Theatre Time!
Sent: Sunday, 21 October 2018 6:09 AM
Subject: [audacity4blind] trimming question
I'm Judy, and brand new to Audacity, and this list. So far, I have made up a
recording, about 15 seconds long. I counted, and said the words "trim", so
that I could practice taking out all the words that said "trim".
So my recording sounds like this:
Trim, trim, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, trim, trim, 6,7, 8, 9, 10, trim, trim, 11, 12.
So, I'm understanding about pausing, letter p, right before the number 1,
and inserting the opening bracket, then pausing again when I get to the
number 5, followed by a closed bracket, then I arrow forward till right
before 6, and do the bracket thing, and closed brackets right after 10. Then
I press Control t, but it erases everything before the 6, and didn't save
the nicely trimmed 1 through 5.
How do I do this?
Thank yu very much