I use CTRL+I a lot to cut recorded clips. Often I remove quite significant amounts of audio that I’m never going to need again, but Audacity helpfully keeps them around so I could get them back by dragging at the clip boundaries. That’s certainly a nice feature to have, but is there any way I can tell audacity to forget everything not currently visible? Or “freeze” a clip if you will?
The reason I ask this is because I’m dealing with longish projects where I sometimes remove hours of material, so the savings in project file size should be significant. I would like to keep the project files around for archival purposes.
I know I can “mix down”, but it’s incredibly slow, destroys my envelopes and is conceptually not what I’m trying to achieve.
Thanks a lot! I know this sounds like a really dumb question, but I swear I’ve googled all kinds of things to no avail. I guess I don’t know how to phrase it right…