Not sure if this is different in 1.3 Audacity, but in Audi126, I figured a way to get the
program to calculate the exact amount of silence needed without having to highlight
the area manually.
I found this usefull as I often have several tracks in a window and, when creating
a new track to add something to the mix, I need silence all the way up to a
certain measure. This silence needs to be exact so I can keep pasting loops without
any extra silence between loops.
Anyway, what you do is to:
- Create a label where the silence should end.
- Click the label and select “Start to Cursor” in the Edit menu.
NOTE: If you have more than one track, you can’t select Edit|Silence
as the silence will be added to all tracks, but what you can do is:
- With “area” selected, run: Generate|Silence
NOTE: The Generate Silence dialog box will appear with the EXACT
amount of silence needed.
- You can now either copy this number to a notepad or just click
in the empty track that needs silence and run Generate|Silence again,
and the exact amount of silence will be added.
Well, I thought it was pretty neat. Saves some time anyway…