I use v2.1.3 under Win10. Installed Audacity with .exe file (I think).
Problem: Sometimes after recording a mono track and editing sections of it, the track contains an unexpected blank section even though I didn’t (deliberately) separate the track into multiple clips and time-shift the clips independently.
In this case the initial recording was about 15 min long. I edited out (with Edit/Cut or the Delete key after highlighting material to be deleted) several brief sections starting at 0:00. Then found a blank section from 9:13 to 9:45, indicating that the material from 9:45 onward hadn’t moved left to fill the cuts as I’d expected all material rightward of any cut to do. When I highlighted this blank section and hit the Delete key, the material initially from 9:45 onward moved left to start at 9:13, but there was a thick vertical line at that point separating the material up to 9:13 from the material (initially from 9:45 onward) that just moved left. It may be relevant that in the initial recording, I stopped recording, then restarted recording with Transport/ Append Record at approx. 9:45 of the track.
This kind of thing – blank section mid-track after editing – has happened intermittently before but I don’t understand what makes it happen or not happen, and need to.
– What could cause blank section to appear from 9:13 to 9:45?
– After I deleted the blank section, why did the black vertical line appear and what does it indicate?
– Does Transport/Append Record automatically create a new clip?
– What kinds of attachment files does the Forum accept? I tried to attach a Word file with an illustrative screenshot of the Audacity project but the Forum doesn’t accept .doc or .docx file attachments.
No one responded to the previous iteration of this question. My apologies if the question is too ignorant but I’d really appreciate your help on it. Thanks.