Audacity Version 2.1.2
Mac OSX Version 10.12.3
I am trying to move both audio and the associated labeled tracks between projects with no success. I have no problems moving the audio via copy/paste, but the track labels don’t come with the audio. (Seems to me like it should, its just another track, after all)
The use case is that I have a single audacity project file for Side A of a Cassette and a second file for Side B of the Cassette. I’d like to preserve the originals, including their track information, as separate files.
Then, I want to combine the separate files, preserving the track information, and perform various functions on them such as various noise reduction and equalization steps. If desired in the future, I want to be able to go back to the original and re-perform these actions (such as if technology gets much better and I could create new/better processed copies).
The procedures I’ve been trying are (a) select all, copy, paste, (b) select all, Labeled Audio Copy, paste, and (c) Import an audacity file (I know, not supported).
I don’t see this in the list of feature requests, and I haven’t found any specific help on it in the FAQ or manual. So that makes me think its possible.
Yes, I realize that I could manually go back and manually re-add track labels to the combined file (or maybe even import them by calculating the correct time offsets although that seems iffy to get exact), but since I have over 200 of these that I eventually want to get through I’m hoping there is a way to only have to label the tracks once and just move the audio and the labels together. If there is, however, I haven’t found it yet.
All help greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.