It is a general Audacity question but since I am a Mac user, I am placing it in the Mac forum branch.
I am considering to undo a couple of effects up in the History list (compression, normalization, these kind of effects, nothing about time line). The problem is, I made several useful cuts after these operations, and I do not want to loose these cuts. So, I understand my options are
Brute force approach: Discard all I did after unwanted operations and then
repeat useful cuts, searching for the in- and out- time again and again
To ease a bit brute force approach, I can check the timing of these cuts while
these timings are graphically available, collect them in a list, discard together
with unwanted normalization and repeat the cuts, selecting in- and out- times
from my list. This would eliminate a need to select these intervals again
What I do not understand is like follows
Looking for some conveniences -
Is there a way to find these timings in the project data, so I can copy it
without looking at the time time?
And more radical approach -
Is there a way to change the project text file so my useful cuts are moved
up in the history list so I can discard unwanted effects from their new
position at the history bottom?
That’s your best approach.
Set the Selection Toolbar to display hh:mm:ss+samples or samples
Undo one step at a time making note of the in- and out-times of the cuts. With luck the selection should be visible after you undo each cut and you’ll be able to read those times from the Selection Toolbar.
Continue undoing until the effects are removed.
Enter the in- and out-times of each cut into the Selection Toolbar, then cut.
No, no, no. Don’t mess with the AUP file. One little slip and your project will be destroyed.
Yes, that’s correct, The Undo history is a strictly ordered list.
It’s like a journey. If you travel from New York, to Philadelphia, to Richmond, to Charlotte, to Atlanta; you can’t go back from Richmond to Philadelphia without first going back from Atlanta to Charlotte to Richmond.