Time shift track start to exact time by typing? [SOLVED]

FIrst post. I sort of looked through the archives of answers but was overwhelmed by timeshift queries not related so thought Id just ask. Apologies if this has been answered a million times…

Using Win 7 Pro and Audacity 2.0.3

I have lots of little clips that have to start at a particular time, ie 01:03:44:13 or 02:14:08:23 etc

Is there a way I can highlight a particular clip, type in the timecode and have that clips start point move there? Then rinse and repeat for however many tracks there are. A sort of magic GOTO function. I know I can zoom in and out and manually move or shift the track on the time line but its quite time consuming lining it up perfectly.

I hope that makes sense. Thanks for taking the time to have a look.


That’s ancient. The current version is 2.1.3 which you can get here: Audacity ® | Downloads

  1. Click anywhere on an audio track
  2. Set the required start time in the Selection toolbar.
  3. “Tracks > Align Tracks > Start to Cursor/Selection Start” Tracks Menu - Audacity Manual
  4. Rinse and repeat

Steve FTW!

Thanks so much. SOLVED!

You’re welcome.