Skipping to next label during playback


I am using Audacity during a live performance, and I want to be able to skip to the next label during playback, without a break in the audio.

The only way I’ve found of doing this is:

  • select label track
  • press SPACE to stop current playback
  • press TAB to skip to next label
  • press RETURN to prevent it from editing the next label
  • press SPACE to restart playback at new location

This is cumbersome, and also results in a discontinuity in the audio.

A higher-level description of the problem is: I want to have an extended sine tone that starts to glide at a certain point, but I want to be able to initiate the glide at a time of my choosing during playback, without a break in the tone. (Perhaps there’s another way of doing this besides “skip to next label.”)

I’m using Audacity 2.1.1 on Mac OS 10.11.6.

Thanks very much for any help you can provide!

David Temperley

If you want to do with with a keystroke I’m at a loss.

You could try Quick Play but that requires that you use the mouse, creates a short gap in playback as well, and usually won’t give the same time accuracy as a label.

– Bill