On Monday 22 March 2004 04:46 pm, Anthony Airon Oetzmann wrote:
> This is probably a command that has no particulary wonderful use in
> Audacity, because it usualy involves splitting existing material in to
> multiple clips, and we could only get 1-clip/track, and thus a big bunch of
> tracks as a result. It's a feature for Audacity when it has multiple
> clip/track functionality.
Tony, as usual this is good stuff. With one small caveat. ;)
The story I want is from whoever submitted the feature request (may not be
someone on this list), how did it come about to appear 4-6 times, and why?
That way I can look at how to address the problem in the script, either by
dupe checking when the feature is submitted or by preventing a user from
submitted more often than 20 seconds or whatever like slashdot does. I also
need to compose some SQL to roll the existing votes for these features into
one so the others can be safely removed from view and not counted.
Without the story I'll just have to make an ass out of myself, assume
something, and code a solution for it.
Sorry if I wasn't clear. I was pretty sleepy when I wrote that. :(
I do have a question about the word 'clip'. How does it differ from a track?
Is it like a pattern in a MIDI sequencer, such as RoseGarden works with? Is
it something that can be solved when Audacity can have an arbitrary number of
tracks in a grouping (may already do it, I don't know) and then a tree-view
type widget could be made that rolls all the tracks into one wavetrack, but
has some sort of 'hot point' where you could timeshift specific tracks within
the grouping? (long question, sorry, and it's only one of many potential
implementations, I'll bet)
> That function has been brought to full bloom by Protools, where it's called
> Strip Silence. I.e. it's a noise gate that filters out silence and produces
> new regions of the rest, non-destructivly. Parameters include Minimum
> Length (10ms to five seconds I think), left buffer zone (0ms to 10
> seconds), right buffer zone(ditto left) and of course threshold (-0.1dB to
> -144dB or so).
> You select the region you want to strip the silence(or noise...) from, call
> up the tool, which then sites on top while you can still change your
> selection and graphically in the material, displays what regions it will
> createl. It changes this live as you move the sliders. You don't have to
> let go of a slider to see what the result will be.
> This is extremly useful for splitting up recordings. It's a tool like Split
> and Duplicate, but with a dialog that stays open. It doesn't change the
> materials time code in any way, though for some, including me, this could
> be a nice switch. Then the tool would slap the stuff together, which would
> be neat for making a quick collection effect recordings use less space for
> Take care
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