I’ve hunted through the manual some for this but can’t find exactly what I need. I know how to delete sections of a track, but when I do, the whole track moves over to fill in the space. I want to delete coughing, but keep the timing the same. How do I do that?
Thanks, and sorry I have such simple questions. I’m sure it’s in the manual somewhere and I’m just not thinking of the right thing to look for.
I know what you mean - It’s like looking up a word in the dictionary when you don’t know how to spell it
What you’re looking for is “Split Delete”
It’s in the "Edit menu > Remove Special > "
The keyboard shortcut is Alt+Ctrl+K
Awesome! And now I have a phrase for looking it up in the online manual (which I did, but I don’t need to anymore).
It would be better if we had a proper search for the online Manual. Until we do, you can bookmark this https://www.google.com/search?q=delete+audio&as_sitesearch=http%3A%2F%2Fmanual.audacityteam.org%2Fo%2F .
What you wanted would have been second result.
I would have picked Silence the Selection, Control-L. Split Delete leaves a portion of the production with no track.
A drawback of silencing is that it leaves an unnatural audio gap. To keep the timing, I sometimes paste an equal portion of compatible ambient sound.
I agree, but:
A drawback of silencing is that it leaves an unnatural audio gap.
Correct me, but so does Split Delete.