Removing audio without moving [SOLVED]


is it possible to remove the start of an audio track, not having the rest of the track moved backwards in time?

Drag-Select the exact portion you want to vanish and Silence it Control-L.


Audacity has no provision to export nothing, so deleting may look good on the timeline, the instant you export it, “nothing” will collapse and mess up your timing. So putting dead silence in there is a good alternative.


I understand. Thanks for the insight!

On the other hand if you want to remove audio in the middle of a track without moving the following audio back, you can Edit > Remove Special > Split Cut or Split Delete, then Audacity will convert the resulting “nothing” (white space) to silence when it exports.