(macbookPro, Snow Leopard)
I notice that when I highlight a short stretch of track and hit the silence button, that defect disappears like it should, but also some of the waveforms on the other side (right side) of what I just silenced, get shorter. That surprised me and scared me, so I’m trying just to delete whenever possible, but sometimes I don’t want to shorten the tape, and the silence button would be more appropriate.
Why is that happening and is there anything I can do about it?
What / where is the “Silence” button? Audacity does not have anything called a “silence button” so I’m unsure what you mean.
I think he means this one http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/edit_toolbar.html#silence
The appearance of the waveform may change as it is recalculated, but if you zoom in you’ll find that the waveform outside the selection is untouched.
Yes, that’s what I meant, the Silence Audio symbol that looks like an “H” with a squiggle on either side.
Thanks for you explanation. I’m glad it doesn’t change anything else.