Ι have been using Audacity to record lectures for many years. In the last three months, I’ve run into a brand-new problem. I will be in the middle of editing a track when I suddenly come to an empty space. I don’t mean silent. There is nothing in it. However, selecting it and pressing “delete” does nothing. I don’t know why I have begun getting this problem. Surely there’s not a short-cut key sequence to “mess up totally your recording.” How can I delete this section? Is there some way to prevent it? If it’s because I did hit some short-cut key combination, what might it be in order for me to undo it? I am constantly having to drag what it to the right of this empty area to the left to get a cohesive recording. Thanks for any suggestions in advance.
Just have the same issue. I don’t even get it dragged together yet… but am fairly new to Audacity, so I might still work that out.
Here’s a description of how my recording looks like: I have an audio 1 #1 (so called by the program), then a lot of space where there’s no recording, then an audio piece called audio 1 only (where there’s no voice or anything in it), then again for a couple of second no recording at all (truly blank space), then audio 1 #2 starts where my main audio starts again. So I need to get audio 1 #1 and audio 1 # 2 together. When I delete the space in between (I cut it), it’s not working at all.
During the recording, I stopped the recording in between, but then continued it … I thought that was possible… (but as I said, I’m new).
So, in the case there’s no putting together possible anymore, I think I’ll duplicate the recording and then save audio 1/1 and 1/2 separately and then upload them in two parts, correct?
I feel your pain. It took a bit of clicking around, but you click near the end of the top left of the track past the blank spot, you will see a hand. Hold your left mouse button down and drag it to the edge of the content that came before. That works for me, but I want to know what causes this DMZ in the recording. You mentioned pausing. I'll have to see if that does this. Thanks.