I want to first thank the Audacity people for providing a high-quality song editing program that is actually free! Thank you! My problem today, though, is needing to call up a vertical line, as needed, to help me line up tracks that are copied over from another file so that everything is in perfect sync. I would expect there is such a tool, but I can’t find it nor know what it is called.
The vertical line that comes up when I hit “pause” would suffice, except that no editing can be done while in pause mode!
Thanks for all the help, but none of these answers resolve the problem. What I need is a fixed vertical line at a place and time that I choose, which goes across all tracks and does not disappear whenever another part of the screen is touched. This is a useful tool that was in my Presonus Studio One software, but I lost the program key for that software while moving. I discovered the Audacity free recording software through a friend and am very happy with it, but I would like to recommend to the Audacity company that this feature be added, for it is glaring omission which prevents me from lining tracks up, perfectly, especially tracks that do not have the same starting point (fragments, etc). And what I’m trying to do is not something that can be “eyeballed.” It has to be accurate to within 1/50th of a second, I imagine, and one could spend weeks trying to get that level of accuracy when you’re making wild guesses in the dark, as is the case when there is no vertical line tool. I hope this explains the problem, thanks!
a fixed vertical line at a place and time that I choose, which goes across all tracks and does not disappear whenever another part of the screen is touched.
I remember this. All the above solutions come and go, modify, shift, and change depending on where the edit takes you. You want a mark or indicator that only changes when you change it, not environment dependent. It’s welded to the time track.
Remember my constant complaints about Audacity not having video Mark-In and Mark-Out. No, that’s not the same as Labels and the other tools. In this case, it’s a mark or indicator that is welded to the content in a track, no matter what else happens or where the edit goes.
What are you talking about? Did you answer the question or provide a solution? I can’t figure it out. All I’m seeing is word salad. Sorry to put it that way, but could you be more clear? Tell me Yes or No, is what I seek, even possible with the Audacity software?
Did you answer the question or provide a solution?
Neither one. Both of those problems depend on Audacity being able to manage graphics linked to the sound edit. That’s insanely difficult on a software program that runs on multiple operating systems across multiple languages.
Okay, then. Thanks for answering. I hope someone from Audacity sees this and provides this feature in the next release. It was standard with Presonus Studio One recording software, so, that proves that it can be done. All that is needed is the will to try. Thanks again!