Preventing Tracks From Auto Lengthening

I’m trying to batch edit a ton of files to just add some effects to them, but after adding delay (and choosing to not allow duration to change), the tracks are still all lengthened to have the same total length. Is there a way to prevent this so all of them can keep their original mismatched lengths? Thank you

  1. Click on the “Select” button on the left of the first track
  2. Apply the “Delay” effect.
  3. Click on the “Select” button of the next track.
  4. Press “Ctrl + R” (repeat last effect)
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each remaining track.

The reason this is necessary is because “Delay” is a Nyquist effect, and Nyquist effects see selected empty space as silent audio rather than as “empty”.

Oof. There’s like…500 tracks :smiley: Might have to find a different workaround. Or just wait until I have excessive free time. Thank you for your response.

In that case, an alternative is to export all of the tracks, then batch process the files with a macro.