How to Move Audio in Audacity

You can move the audio in Audacity using the time shift tool. So, We’re going to use the time shift tool. In this brief tutorial. I’m going to show you how to move audio in audacity. Moving audio files around is an essential aspect of editing podcasts or recordings.

Audacity a is free open source application software works both as audio editor and recorder. Audacity is available across all major platforms including Windows, macOS, Linux, and operating systems. It’s supported by multiple languages. Audacity first version 0.8 was released on May 28, 200.

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Audacity is an easy-to-use and simple software application with a bunch of powerful features. Also, one of the most downloaded multimedia software applications. This application can be used to record live audio, edit audio, convert tapes into digital recordings.

How to Move Audio in Audacity?

The time shift tool does exactly what it sounds like it allows you to shift the point in time where an audio file will start playing.

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We have got a sample audio file in the image above to use for this example. If you go up towards the top to this group of buttons here this button with the arrows pointing to the left and the right. That’s your time shift tool.

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If you prefer written instructions, then continue reading.

Step 1: Import the audio file

First, import the audio file. To import an audio file in the audacity, go to File > Import > Audio or you can also use short command Ctrl+Shift+I.

Step 2: Select the time shift tool

Move your mouse arrow towards the group of buttons at the top panel and click the button with the arrows pointing to the left and the right.

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Step 3: Select audio and move

Now go down to the track, click on it (hold on) and move back and forth. This way you can move audio in audacity wherever you want.

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Moving Multiple Audio Files in Audacity

For instance, if you have multiple audio files inside the audacity and you want to move all along together. For that press the short command Ctrl+A (Select all). In this way, all the audio files will be selected, and you can move all files together at the same pace as the time shift tool.

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Another situation can be having multiple audio files, keeping the particular audio at the place, and move others at the same. For this press, the short command Ctrl+A (Select all), hold on the shift key, and click on the audio you don’t want to move along other audio files.

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