Hello. I am very new to Audacity. So I will be asking questions - with decreasing stupidity and frequency - as I get more familiar with this application. For now though, I am working on transferring my son’s voice recordings of almost 3 decades ago to my PC and preparing an audio/visual presentation for his upcoming wedding. I know there are tutorials out there but since time is short I’m posing to you guys these two problems of immediate nature. Your help and advice is deeply appreciated:
1- The 1st tape went on nicely and gave me nice visual wave tracks that allowed me to edit it with ease. But since then I don’t know what I have done that the subsequent recordings show up in impossibly squeezed visual tracks that make it hard to pinpoint a pause or a breaking point. How can I un-squeeze the tracks?
2- If I wanted to actually add pauses to the beginning and end and even some points in the middle, what would be the best way?
Thanks for your replies.