Adding labels to tracks, gaps in sound

I’m using 2.1.0 with Windows 7. This program works great.

I’ve looked around but can’t find it. When I digitize vinyl LP’s, is there a way to add track labels with out a “break” or gap in the sound? The music on some records flows together and I’d like to be able to do this.

Thanks again to the developers of this fine program!

Audacity shouldn’t be adding gaps that aren’t there already. But, with various editing techniques you can remove existing gaps or silences at the beginning or end of a song. Or, you can even crossfade if you are making one continuous file with multiple songs.

What format are you “digitizing” to? Are you making a CD? MP3s? Some CD burning applications will add a 2-second gap between songs, and MP3 encoding adds a few milliseconds of silence to the beginning (and maybe the end of a track). There are some “tricks” for gapless MP3s with various MP3 players, but the best solution might be to use AAC. (AAC encoding may also add a gap, but I think the player is smart enough to ignore it.)

If you want a continuous CD, you can make one continuous WAV file and then with a cue sheet you tell your CD burning software where to put the track markers. (I’ve made quite a few “live” and crossfaded mix-CDs this way.)