I have searched and I can’t believe no one else wants to do this! I can’t select and drag a pasted selection in a track (NOT overlapping anything else) along the timeline? (To time-shift the selection?) I don’t want to lengthen or shorten it, or cut it. I want it as is, just to move it slightly LEFT or RIGHT (sooner or later) in the playback of the tracks. I’d assumed… I could select it and “DRAG” it, or select it (double-clicking does this JUST for the pasted section perfectly) and then using the arrow keys L & R to move it along the timeline. (“Nudging”) NOPE. And I can’t find anything anywhere in HELP ON or offline…
Do I really have to find the exact tenth of a second I want the sound to start and then… paste it in right there? And if its 2/10ths of a second off? I’m no programmer, but this should be simple to do.
More detail if you need it;
I’m a very versatile musician working on my first “at home” produced CD. I have Kristal and Ableton Live9 but… entirely too many bells and whilstles for me. I’m just starting in recording. I like Audacity’s simplicity. From handling a single audio file to mixing multiple tracks, and adding effects (VST) this little (freebie) sucker can do it (but still whining over -ASIO!) Here’s a more detailed explanation of WHY this is a problem;
I do add “ambient sounds” along separated tracks BY the SFX… to create “Timely” sound effects; crickets chirping, dogs barking in the background, wind… OK so I recorded my dog barking for about 2 minutes and then edited it (“cut” slices of silence out of it strategically to make the barking sound I wanted.) PERFECT! That selection takes about 13 seconds to “run” and works great during the intro. The song runs 4:32. I want it in three places in the song, on the same “Track” so that I can add effects, reduce sound volumes etc., across all the incidences of the dog bark track (3) which I copied and pasted the intro (13 seconds) into the track CLOSE to where I want them. and of course now that track runs LONGER than any other, so I have “room” to move selections as it were. Now…
HOW or WHY can/can’t I drag or “nudge” (arrow keys) that selection along the timeline???