waxcylinder wrote:Or when at the end, you can overtype the seconds field in the Selection Start box, decrementing the required number of seconds.
waxcylinder wrote:Oh, and if you are doing fades you may want to try a newish plugin written by Steve Daulton called Pro-Fade (only for fade outs). I now use it all the time in preference tp the standard linear fade in Audacity, much better musical results. See this thread: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=66654
And another tip: since you are doing a lot of these fades you might want to set up keyboard shortcuts for them, Audacity recently introduced user-settable shortcuts for effects, generators and analyzers (I use Alt + left-arrow for fade-in and Alt + right-arrow for Pro-fade-out). See this page in the manual for shortcut setting: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/ke ... ences.html
LeeJames wrote:waxcylinder wrote:Or when at the end, you can overtype the seconds field in the Selection Start box, decrementing the required number of seconds.
Thanks for that, but the “Selection start” box is rounded to the nearest second, so you can’t use it to move the cursor by a precise amount as it will jump to the nearest whole second. But it’s probably the best way I have to do it at the moment.
LeeJames wrote:if there were a proper function to fade out the end of the track by x seconds, I could batch process all my files automatically and wouldn’t have to open a single one!
Gale Andrews wrote:You can right-click over any of the Selection Toolbar spinboxes and change the selection format. The hh:mm:ss + milliseconds choice is probably the most useful choice.
Probably easier than Selection Toolbar, from the end of the track, press [ on your keyboard.
Gale Andrews wrote:We can add a feature request to have a shortcut to nudge the cursor by a predefined amount. I think it would be easier than the [ and ]. For now, the nudge with left or right arrow key is an absolute distance, so the time duration it nudges depends on the zoom level.
LeeJames wrote: I would personally recommend the following changes to the Selection Toolbar:
1. Get rid of having three different drop-down boxes for Start, End/Length and Audio Position, and instead have a single drop-down box titled “Time display format”, which is simpler and more clear what it is used for.
2. Have two checkboxes to the right named “Snap to units” and “Cursor key moves units”
3. To the right of that, a drop-down box titled “Unit length” with options such as seconds, 1/4 seconds, 1/8 seconds etc.
4. Also, rename “Audio position” to “Playback position” which is far less ambiguous.
5. I also think that “Selection length” should definitely have its own separate box, making three boxes: “Selection start”, “Selection end” and “Selection length”.
Not only because is this much clearer to understand, but also currently when you have “length” selected, it behaves differently depending on whether you drag a selection left or right. Drag a selection right and you can’t see the time of the point you’re dragging; but drag it left and you can’t see the time of the point you’ve dragged from.
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