I’m running Audacity 2.0.2 on a Windows 10 Pro and I’m editing a large (more than 2 hours) audio file.
Ideally I’d like to use my mouse (wheel) to scroll forward and back through the file and use the left button to start and stop playback and the right button to add begin and end marks to allow extraction/export/deletion of sections.
One last question. Say I’ve advanced to a point in the file perhaps 5 minutes into it and I want to select from there back to the beginning as a selection for export. At the moment I’m scrolling back and takes forever; is there a quicker way?
And, finally (sorry , is there a way of adding markers to a long recording that Audacity can quickly skip to? Supposing I’m recording a singing session and there are songs interspersed with periods of chat etc. Is there a sort of audio clapperboard?
I scroll through till I’m where I want to be then I use the mouse to mark the position with a thin vertical black line then I drag that line back to he beginning to highlight the section I want to export.
I meant adding markers during the time the recording is being made like a film director uses a clapperboard to mark starts and not after in editing.