I’ve been using Audacity for several years with podcasts but I’ll be using it to record vinyl LPs for the next project. I offered to digitize my wife’s record collection as a birthday gift (along with maybe 50 of my own) and wanted to know if Audacity can recognize long silence and either pause or stop recording? It would be really convenient to queue a side and go to work without recording FLAC-sized files all day for 30-minutes of music . IIRC, there is a way to put a timer on recording which would be just as good. When I looked into that it seemed more for when to start – like a scheduled a radio program – but maybe that’s not the best way to do things.
If anyone has some ideas on how to do this well, they’ll be gratefully appreciated. Thanks, sh
Thanks Gale. I’ll look into it. And you’re right about the correct end sequence. Maybe using a timed recording period would be better so I don’t get home and my hard drive is filled with sounds of shhhhhhh – K 33 times a minute. Any thoughts on limiting the recording period to, say, 40 minutes? Cheers, sh
Timer Record is safer. If you don’t get the Sound Activation Level threshold right for the type of music and the recording level, you could chop off fades at the end of individual songs or miss the quiet ending of a symphony movement.