How to Make a Ripple Cut (SOLVED)

Hi all

First time here but have had Audacity for a while now. But I got stumped.

I recorded an hour of music off an internet radio station and I want to cut out the commercials and general talk so I only have the music to put on CD to play in the car. In video work making a ripple cut means if you cut/delete from the middle, everything on the right moves over to fill the gap.

Can’t figure it out in Audacity because you select what you want to keep an everything else deletes. I need to do the reverse. Can’t find anything in the manual unless I’m searching wrong.

Can I get some help please?

Zoom into the work so you can accurately figure out which blue waves you want and which you don’t. Drag-select the parts you don’t and press the DEL key. If it’s too messy to select things like that, you can set labels (Command-B) at the IN and OUT points. They become sticky or magnetic and will drag your cursor to themselves when you go over them.

Audacity doesn’t have real IN and OUT points. Labels are as close as we get.



Hi Koz

Thanks. Simple as that? Sorry. Automatically closes the gap. I normalized the audio but now it sounds like it’s in an echo chamber. I recorded at 44.1. Any suggests?

Thanks again

Yes, simple when you know how isn’t it :smiley:

How did you do that?
I presume that it didn’t sound like it was in an echo chamber before you did that?

Actually yes it did sound shallow. I undid it and listened to it again. Horrible. (Effects - Normalize - -6db) That’s what I normally do to bring up the sound quality a bit. It’s just doesn’t sound full fidelity, more like it’s in a can if I’m explaining it right.


OK, so the problem is likely to be with the original recording rather than with Normalize.
I’ll close this topic as your original question is resolved. Please feel free to start a new topic about this recording quality problem. Please include lots of detail about exactly what you are recording, how you are recording it, what equipment you are using and what settings - the more detail we have the sooner we will be able to locate the problem (we can’t see your set-up, so you need to tell us everything :wink:)