Can I create two cursor placeholders?

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kapkap
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Can I create two cursor placeholders?

Post by kapkap » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:45 pm

Audacity 2.2.2 on High Sierra

I have been using audacity in very limited capacity and know next to nothing about audio editing, so please forgive my complete ignorance of even the most basic things.

Currently, I am working on a project that requires me to listen to voice-only tracks of varying lengths. I know how to place the cursor in the track to mark a place I want to start editing something (my edits are pretty much just deleting sections). But I can't see how to place a second marker as the audio is running.

If I want to delete a segment within a track, it would be super helpful to be able to place a start and end cursor. Is this possible?

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Re: Can I create two cursor placeholders?

Post by kozikowski » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:11 pm

Audacity doesn't have "markers." However, we do have Labels. You can place labels anywhere, title them and they become sticky or magnetic. You can also label a region.

https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/label_tracks.html

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Re: Can I create two cursor placeholders?

Post by Trebor » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:17 am

kapkap wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:45 pm
... I can't see how to place a second marker as the audio is running...
Can add labels while Audacity is running ...

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https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/label_tracks.html

kapkap wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:45 pm
If I want to delete a segment within a track,
it would be super helpful to be able to place a start and end cursor. Is this possible?
Can insert boundaries, but not while it's running ...

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Re: Can I create two cursor placeholders?

Post by billw58 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:05 am

While audio is playing, press the "[" key to mark the start of a selection; press the "]" key to mark the end of a selection.

You can then tweak the start and end points after you stop playing.

https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/sel ... k_position

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Re: Can I create two cursor placeholders?

Post by kapkap » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:42 am

Oh, wow! I just saw this. This is so helpful to have the visual. Thank you so much!! I will take a harder look when I have time to follow the steps but I really appreciate this.

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Re: Can I create two cursor placeholders?

Post by waxcylinder » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:42 pm

See this page on labels in the Audacity Manual: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/label_tracks.html

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