Hi, an oldie user of ‘Cool Edit 96’ here, just getting to grips with Audacity and trying all the buttons.
Is it possible to continue recording at the end of a saved file (append record), but not to have Audacity making a whole new track?
Also, is it possible to record small section (insert) or (overwrite) a portion of a saved file?
“Transport menu > Append record”
You can’t record over a portion of a track. What you do is:
Select the bit that you want to overwrite, and silence it. You can silence it with “Edit > Remove Special > Silence Audio” (Ctrl+L), which is a “destructive” edit, or using the envelope tool, which is a bit fiddly, but is a “non-destructive” edit.
Extend the selection a bit so that you have a lead in / out (pre-roll / post-roll).
Press Record (shortcut “R”). The new take goes onto a new track. You can then trim / adjust / crossfade as necessary.
Good stuff, just tried it and that’s very handy for me, thanks.
Now making a wall chart of Audacity keyboard shortcuts.
There is a full list in the manual: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/keyboard_shortcut_reference.html