Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Splitting clips, part of Learning Audacity (2012).
Previously, we saw that the Cut command in Audacity has two variations.…I am just going to select some text here, and we'll find those variations under Edit > Remove…Audio and we have Cut and Split Cut.…As we saw, Cut removes the selected audio from the clip and the audio to its right shifts…to the left to take up the space left by the selection you removed.…But this is still one clip.…If I get the Time Shift Tool here, you can see I am moving this clip altogether. Let's undo that.…Now Split Cut, on the other hand, cuts the selected audio, but leaves a gap where that audio was.…
Again, this might be useful if you just want to get rid of some audio, maybe there was…a cough or some unwanted noise here, but this allows you to leave the length or timing of…the track the same.…Now choosing Split Cut also leaves you with two separate clips on the track.…Notice I can move both of these clips independently of each other.…Having the audio on a signal track as separate clips gives you the freedom to play around with the timing.…
- 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.