I want to delete loud music at the end of multiple podcasts. I will greatly appreciate advice as to how to align all tracks to the end of the longest track in order to delete the last 30 seconds of loud music.
I could not figure out where you were going with that.
Select a short track by double clicking inside the blue waves and the Time Shift Tool (sideways black arrows). Push the short track sideways toward the end of the longest track and it should pause when the two ends line up. The end points are slightly sticky.
It works perfectly as you have suggested and I very much appreciate your comments.
I am slightly disappointed that there is no way to do this as a batch procedure with multiple tracks loaded but I can do well with what you have showed me.
You mentioned where I’m going with this. The entire Internet (Not to mention television) is overflowing with music that anybody can get at any time and
I’ve never understood why the authors of educational documentary programs feel the overwhelming need to put music (Some of it beginning with an explosion.) before and after the lecture that is louder than the voice component. Does anyone listen to a learned podcast for the music? But hey that’s just me – althoughI doubt I am totally alone.
Thank you very much. I don’t know how to marked this is a closed question.
Use the Time Shift tool to slide each of the shorter tracks so that the end lines up with the longest track.
Sadly the “Tracks menu > Align” commands do not provide an option to align the ends of the tracks.
“Tracks > Align Tracks > End to Cursor/Selection Start” and “Tracks > Align Tracks > End to Selection End” move all tracks together so that the end of the longest track is aligned, not the end of each track.
It would seem to me to be more useful if these two commands aligned the end of each track, so perhaps that could be a feature request.
It’s unfortunate that a useful feature with a clear use case should be blocked by a feature that may be useful but with no clear use case.
Perhaps at some stage we should review the design goals of the Align commands.
Yes. Aligning one or more short tracks to fit into a selected gap. Perhaps not a common use, but a valid reason.
In Audacity 2.0.6 alpha, “Tracks > Align Tracks”, the first two options move tracks independently of each other. The other 5 commands (below the divider) move all selected tracks together.
Perhaps the commands that move tracks independently of each other could be a third sub-menu, so that we have:
Align tracks > sub-menu 1 (Move selected tracks together to align with …) Align tracks > sub-menu 2 (Move selected tracks independently to align with …) Align tracks > sub-menu 3 (Move selected tracks and the selection together to align with …)
Any ideas for snappy names for the three sub-menus?