Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Cutting, copying, and pasting, part of Learning Audacity (2012).
Continuing with our word processing analogy, you can cut, copy, and paste snippets of audio…in Audacity just like you can cut, copy, and paste text in word processors.…You'll probably find yourself doing this a lot when editing audio.…I'm going to solo the first track of my project and play a little bit of it.…(audio playing)…So let's say I want to copy the part of the intro where I say welcome to the lynda.com…Video Training Podcast.…Maybe I want to use it in other episodes of podcast, because I think, boy, I just did…a perfect job of that.…
So we'll start by selecting the portion that we want to use.…I am going to zoom a little bit so we can see it better, and I'll get my Selection Tool,…and I'll select that waveform.…I'll hit play to check it.…(audio playing)…All right, so there's my selection.…Now just as with a word processor, I can choose Edit > Copy, if I want to leave this…snippet untouched by copying it to my Clipboard.…I can also use a keyboard command of Command+C on the Mac or Ctrl+C on Windows.…
- Creating a new project
- Adding tracks
- Recording two tracks simultaneously
- Making selections
- Splitting clips
- Automating volume
- Adding sound effects
- Using compression
- Inserting silence
- Exporting your project
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Why don't the instructions for downloading the LAME MP3 encoder work?
A: Use the new homepage for Audacity, http://audacityteam.org/, rather than the sourceforge address shown in the course.
Q: This course was updated on 08/14/2015. What changed?
A: The author updated the "Downloading and installing Audacity" videos for Mac and Windows, and added a new video on the LAME MP3 encoder.