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Today's Topics:

  1. appending projects (Tony Carr)
  2. Re: appending projects (Tony Carr)
  3. Re: appending projects (Bob van der Poel)
  4. Re: appending projects (Steve the Fiddle)
  5. Recording on same track (gale@audacityteam.org)
  6. Re: Recording on same track (JD)


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Message: 1
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:45:47 -0400
From: Tony Carr <carrt7@gmail.com>
Subject: [Audacity-users] appending projects
To: audacity <audacity-users@lists.sourceforge.net>
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(Audacity 1.13.beta, Windows XP, Toshiba Satellite M50)
re: appending projects:

I have long (3 hours) collections of music from tapes.  I split it
into 30min segments (otherwise Audacity gets fairly slow).  I edit the
segments for volume and tone.  Then I wish to collect the segments
together, and move items around to provide a pleasantly varied
sequence of music.

This is hard!  If I "open" multiple files, they appear in separate
windows.  Technically I can cut and paste from one window to the next,
but in fact Audacity has major difficulties with this.  It makes
errors, leaving hundreds of orphan files for the next user.  And twice
it has actually corrupted, so that many of the commands stop working
and I have to close it.

Following a forum suggestion, I can export each half-hour project as a
.WAV file, then "import" all of them - they appear on separate stereo
tracks in the same window - and then time-shift them.  This is fairly
laborious!

Is there a better method?  Tony
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Hey Tony,
I'm running Audacity 1.3.7.1 on a 2GHz iMac with 4 gigs of RAM, Mac OS 10.6.8 and a Terabyte hard drive.
I'm in the process of transfering music from my 320 cassette collection to disc and then opening them in Audacity for editing.
Since they are 90-minute tapes, I record the first side, pause, go as far as I can on the second side, stop and finalize the CD.
I open each file and cut and paste each song into a new window. Edit the song and save it.
When I finish with all the songs on the tape I cut and paste them at the end of the first song and just keep adding until I have all the songs.
Thus digitizing my cassette. Sounds like a lot of work, right? It is. But it seems to work fine for me.
Chuck


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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:49:09 -0400
From: Tony Carr <carrt7@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Audacity-users] appending projects
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PS:  If I try to "import" an Audacity file, Audacity says "file format
not recognized"!!!  I know computers are stupid, but we don't have to
make them more so?

If Audacity would permit "importing" audacity files, the
append-projects problem would be solved!



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Message: 3
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 11:01:31 -0700
From: Bob van der Poel <bob@mellowood.ca>
Subject: Re: [Audacity-users] appending projects
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The really simple solution would be to take the wav files you've built
and append or concatenate them together. Perhaps with a short "empty"
file between each so you can do some edit magic later. You're on
windows so I can't give you a program name, but a bit of search should
find something.

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 10:49 AM, Tony Carr <carrt7@gmail.com> wrote:
PS: ?If I try to "import" an Audacity file, Audacity says "file format
not recognized"!!! ?I know computers are stupid, but we don't have to
make them more so?

If Audacity would permit "importing" audacity files, the
append-projects problem would be solved!

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Message: 4
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 20:09:28 +0100
From: Steve the Fiddle <stevethefiddle@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Audacity-users] appending projects
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Audacity files cannot be imported. The .AUP file is just one part of
an Audacity Project and is not an audio file.
See here for more information about Audacity Projects:
http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/Audacity_Projects

Since you have split your project, why not just create a playlist for
your media player?

Steve

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 7:01 PM, Bob van der Poel <bob@mellowood.ca> wrote:
The really simple solution would be to take the wav files you've built
and append or concatenate them together. Perhaps with a short "empty"
file between each so you can do some edit magic later. You're on
windows so I can't give you a program name, but a bit of search should
find something.

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 10:49 AM, Tony Carr <carrt7@gmail.com> wrote:
PS: ?If I try to "import" an Audacity file, Audacity says "file format
not recognized"!!! ?I know computers are stupid, but we don't have to
make them more so?

If Audacity would permit "importing" audacity files, the
append-projects problem would be solved!

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Message: 5
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 22:01:00 +0100
From: gale@audacityteam.org
Subject: [Audacity-users] Recording on same track
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On Thu, 20 Oct 2011 08:58:47 +0200
Frans Maas <fransmaas@home.nl> wrote:
WAS Re: [Audacity-users] Detect USB devices connects/disconnects whileAudacity is running
... Than over to some thing else, if you don't mind. Sorry to mis-use this
conversation. May be I should post to a more appropriate place.

It's fine to ask on this list which is "users helping users" with (sometimes)
a little help from Audacity Team.

But it's better to start a complete new topic, because this helps people
searching for whatever you may be asking about.  


My use case is mostly to practice singing. That means, loading a song
of a professional singer, recording my own voice, listening back,
recording again, etcetera, etcetera... and many more etcetera's :-)
I will in some cases mute the professional singer on playback, or adjust
volume per track to better hear what I am doing.
In this process it would help if I could stick to a single recording track
which I can re-record as often as I want.
That would save me some mouse clicks to delete the previous recording
each time.
Do you think this is possible.
I haven't been able to find a way to do this?

In Audacity Beta only, you can hold SHIFT and click Record (or
SHIFT + R) to record at the end of the selected tracks(s).  

You cannot record over a mistake or over any existing area in the
same track (known as "punch-in" recording). You will have to record
on a new track underneath to do that, by clicking "Record" or using
the "R" shortcut. This sounds more like what you are doing, so it's a
"feature request" and we'll add your vote.

You can delete selected tracks with the Tracks > Remove Tracks
command, for which you could add a keyboard shortcut by clicking
Audacity > Preferences: Keyboard:
http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/Keyboard_Shortcut_Reference

One thing that might help you keep all your recordings on one track
would be if you used Time Shift Tool (F5) to drag the "professional"
track along to the end of the end of the recorded track below. Then you
can append-record into that track, and keep a sequential record of your
attempts.




Gale








On 20 okt 2011, at 05:45, gale@audacityteam.org wrote:

I can avoid crash (a) and continue recording the turntable if I
Transport > Rescan Audio Devices after reconnecting the turntable
and before pressing Record or clicking in the list.

So Frans, do I take it you actually crash in b) or c) above as well
as in a)?  And does Transport > Rescan Audio Devices before Record
or clicking in the list prevent all those crashes?






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Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 15:45:45 -0600
From: JD <jd1008@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Audacity-users] Recording on same track
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On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 3:01 PM, <gale@audacityteam.org> wrote:


On Thu, 20 Oct 2011 08:58:47 +0200
Frans Maas <fransmaas@home.nl> wrote:
WAS Re: [Audacity-users] Detect USB devices connects/disconnects
whileAudacity is running
... Than over to some thing else, if you don't mind. Sorry to mis-use
this
conversation. May be I should post to a more appropriate place.

It's fine to ask on this list which is "users helping users" with
(sometimes)
a little help from Audacity Team.

But it's better to start a complete new topic, because this helps people
searching for whatever you may be asking about.


My use case is mostly to practice singing. That means, loading a song
of a professional singer, recording my own voice, listening back,
recording again, etcetera, etcetera... and many more etcetera's :-)
I will in some cases mute the professional singer on playback, or adjust
volume per track to better hear what I am doing.
In this process it would help if I could stick to a single recording
track
which I can re-record as often as I want.
That would save me some mouse clicks to delete the previous recording
each time.
Do you think this is possible.
I haven't been able to find a way to do this?

In Audacity Beta only, you can hold SHIFT and click Record (or
SHIFT + R) to record at the end of the selected tracks(s).

You cannot record over a mistake or over any existing area in the
same track (known as "punch-in" recording). You will have to record
on a new track underneath to do that, by clicking "Record" or using
the "R" shortcut. This sounds more like what you are doing, so it's a
"feature request" and we'll add your vote.


Great. This is a much needed feature; to be able to record
a new track in parallel to existing tracks of a song; sort of like the
old multi-track tape recorders.
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