I’m doing some vocal recording with audacity and need some help. Lets say I’m doing some ad libs or something on an instrumental, and I want to do a 4 second ad-lib at the 2 minute mark of a 5 minute song. Is there a way that I can somehow export that 4 second adlib solo as a 5 minute track that with vocal input at the 2 minute mark instead of just a 4 second track? Or would I have to record silence thru the entire track every time until I get to the two minute mark to begin recording? I want to make these files as pro tools engineer friendly as possible. Thanks in advance, this would help me out a LOT!
- Select part of the track starting at the beginning and generate silence into the selection.
- Select the entire track (double click on any empty part of the track)
- Press Ctrl+J (Join)
- File menu > Export Selection.
(Note - step 3 is not strictly necessary, but I find that it helps me see what I’m doing.)
First off, thanks for responding, I see I’m on the right track, but between steps one and two I’m screwing up somehow. I ended up silencing everything.
You said select a part of the track at the beginning and generate silence…how long of a part should i select? Does it matter?
No it doesn’t matter. The silence just needs to start at the beginning.
Step 2 should look something like this: