If you have used Audacity for recording and editing your audio, you will be familiar with the Tools menu. This little box has six essential editing tools – Selection, Envelope, Draw, Zoom, Time shift and Multi.
If you want to set the cursor or highlight a section of audio, you need to first click on Selection Tool. If you want to move an audio file, you must first click on the Time Shift Tool. When you are doing a lot of editing, this can get tedious very quickly. Even using the allocated keyboard short cuts (F1 – F6) still wears thin after a while.
I do a lot of audio editing, and so I was delighted to discover the possibilities of the sixth tool – the Multi Tool (F6). When the Multi Tool is selected, here’s what it will allow me to do:
OK, it’s not as cool as Adobe Audition’s left click to highlight / right click to drag. However, let me say, I got used to it pretty quickly…and remember the cost savings!
So, go forth and edit with renewed ease!