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    Hello

    I'm currently running Audacity 2.0.6 on Windows7.

    I have a newbie question: I need to extract several parts from an audio file, add some fade out/fade in to mash them up, and save the whole thing as an audio file.

    What is the right way to do this?

    Is there a way to 1) mark several parts with start/end points, 2) tell Audacity to remove the rest that I don't need, 3) add some fade out/in for each segment, and 4) save the whole thing as an audio file?

    Thank you.
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    Audacity can do all what you want,you just gotta read more about it,i can do some effects.
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    Before I spend more time reading, I forgot to say that I need to 1) select multiple parts of a track because I wrote down the start-end timestamps for each, and 2) delete the useless audio between them. Next, I'll have to add some fade in/outs before exporting the whole thing.

    Currently, if I doctor the first part, all the subsequent timestamps are wrong so I have to compute where the next parts are

    Do you confirm that Audacity supports this today?
    http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Select_multiple_label_regions_and_invert_selection
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    Found a work-around:
    1. Launch a second instance of Audacity
    2. In the first instance, create regions for each segment you want to keep
    3. For each region: Select it by clicking on its label in the Label Track, select Edit > Copy, switch to the other instance of Audacity, select Edit > Paste

    Maybe there's a faster way, but it does the job.

    Thank you.
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  5. If the audio happens to be MP3 you can do all that without re-encoding using MP3Directcut.
    If it's not MP3, feel free to ignore this post.
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    Good to know. I'll give it a try next time. Thank you.
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