I don’t completely understand yet what you want, but it is a feature request so I moved this topic to “Adding Features”.
Please say why. There is wasted space with empty tracks unless you use the green slider to only view the upper tracks.
Audacity could possibly have a Track Tree of some sort but you can’t add this yourself unless you are developer. One way it might work is to allow Track Groups. You could collapse the Groups you are not interested in or mute them which would exclude them from being exported. See: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Space_Savers#Track_Groups .
Are you talking about something else? Do you want a list of files which you can drag into the project? Audacity has File > Recent Files although it is not specific to any particular project and it only opens those files in new project windows. So at the moment it can’t be used to import files into a project.
The only way you could keep a “file list” at the moment is to have a project window whose only purpose is to contains tracks from imported files for dragging into other projects. You could double-click on this “file project” so that you always opened this project when you launched Audacity.
thanks but it seams than in this program it is just not possible to make a “folder” like in Cool Edit.
When we are working we have 20-30 files in WAV from recorded, than we are copying them to program (it was so far Cool Edit Pro)
than we had a list like on the screen in my post. From this list I can simply choose what i want to edit, then when it is ready (3,4,5 files chosen) insert it
to a timeline and make a multitrack audition export on mp3 and ready.
So we are working in radio since 90’s Making it the way you show me makes in our work no sense, becouse we have plenty of files with diferent people recorder. We are making news, so it is important to work fast and comfortable. Audacity is a good program, but this particular function dooesnt have.
this is extremly not comfortable, inserting all in timeline is not a resolution so i wrote. only way is to insert all files in one audacity, than open second audacity and than i can make it similar to cool edit pro multitrack.
the second suggestion - is it possible to edit colors of program? this option is in Adobe Audition
Isn’t that exactly the same as what I suggested? You cannot run two instances of the Audacity program, only one instance with multiple project windows.
It is only a suggestion. We can add your vote for a “File folder” that is part of a saved project.
It isn’t going to happen tomorrow, and may not happen at all, unless you code it yourself. Audacity is open source, so you can modify it.
Please be specific - colours of what? Do you want each track or each clip in a track to have a separate colour?
If so there was an unapproved patch for that, but you can apply the patch if you can compile Audacity .
As Gale wrote, that feature is not available in Audacity.
I also used to use Cool Edit Pro (a long time ago) and more recently have used Adobe Audition. While I did find that feature useful I don’t find the lack of it to be much of a problem. What I do when working on large complex projects is to put all of my source files in one folder (or one directory tree with sub-folders if it is a very large and complex project. I can then keep a file browser window open with all of the source files showing, then just drag and drop them into the project when I need them. In some ways I find this method of working to be even more convenient.