Audacity v. 2.0.5 exe download, Win7 32 bit, 4Gb RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00 GHz Processor.
I have been trying all day to split a 1 hour stereo recording into the individual music tracks. This is a personal recording, my father’s orchestra in performance in 1969, digitized from reel-to-reel and converted to a .WAV file. It has no DRM restrictions, it is 1 continuous hour of live big band music, period.
I installed the latest version of Audacity, the rest of my pc is completely up-to-date.
I go through the help files, FAQ’s, and search this forum trying to find out why the choices to split are either greyed out or completely non-existent. I select a portion, I deselect it, I click the yellow square, I seem to only be able to cut or copy anything using this software. Searching for silence hasn’t worked. I tried to insert a silence into it and that was a disaster. Why is there such a huge silence? 30 seconds is default, way too long. I couldn’t change it after insertion, so I ended up closing the file, and starting all over again, for about the 30th time today. Now I can’t find where that command was. Commands are frequently either greyed out or non-existent, did I already say that?
There are 20 music selections on this recording and I want each one of them to be a separate item in the recording, with the pertinent detail information for each one.
What am I missing or doing wrong? I am not a sound engineer so please keep it in plain language, Thank you so much! If you need a data file or image or anything let me know.
Sharon in Illinois