I had some help yesterday on cutting the dross from an hour long interview.
Can someone tell me how I can add some new audio before each of the resulting sections?
To elaborate…My interviewed person covers six topics. I’d like to insert an introduction to each topic. How do I create a short Audacity section and drop it into the body of the interview?
At the moment I don’t have a microphone so, for me anyway, it would be easiest to record each ‘intro’ on my Tascam recorder and transfer it to my PC. Is it simply a matter of copying from the appropriate intro and pasting into the main file - or is there a better way of doing it?
Is it simply a matter of copying from the appropriate intro and pasting into the main file
It can be, but you’d have much better control if you create a new blank track under the first one, paste the intros into that and then push them around with the Time Shift Tool to get it to sound the way you want. You can put split points in the main show to accommodate the intros (everything will try to play at once unless you stop it with MUTE and SOLO). Since you’re not using a “Microphone” for the intros, you may want to mess with the volume and sound quality to more or less make them match That’s rough to do with everything on one track (Where did her voice stop and his voice pick up?).
When you export, Audacity will smash everything together into one show. Do run through it once to make sure the transitions are smooth and watch the sound meter to make sure nothing goes over.