I’m a newbie to Audacity and I’m finding it very frustrating.
If I can figure out how to use it, it will save me money but I don’t find it instinctual. I want to edit Dj songs which should be fairly straight forward but when I’m listening to a song it get about 36bars in and jumps back to the beginning of the song. Can anyone tell me why and how I can stop it?
It depends how you look at it. The way I look at it, it doesn’t jump
When you click on a track (on the waveform), you will see a thin black vertical line appear at the point where you clicked. That is the “play from” position. When you press “Play”, playback starts from that line.
Pressing “Stop” (or “spacebar”) does NOT change the “play from” position. Each time you start play, it starts from that place until you change the play from position. This is insanely useful when you need to listen to the same part several times. It also ties in with Audacity’s concept of a “Selection”, where the “play from” position is the start of the selection.
Pressing “X” to stop playback, stops the play back and moves the “play from” position to the current “play position” (the place that playback had reached when you pressed “X”).