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Audacity - Splitting Clips
This document gives you the basic steps on How To split clips in a variety of ways.
As mentioned in the previous lesson, portions of clips can be deleted from tracks by cutting. If a Split Cut is chosen, then the remaining audio on the track is split into two clips. Splitting a clip without cutting audio can also be done.
- Using the Selection Tool, select the desired split point in the clip.
- Select Edit, then Clip Boundaries. From the pop-up menu, select Split. Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcuts Command + I on the mac or Control + I on the PC.
- If the desired effect is to put the split clip onto it’s own track, then before editing, select Edit, then Clip Boundaries, then select Split New from the pop-up menu. Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcuts of Command + Option + I on a mac or Control + Alt + I on a PC.
- Using the Selection Tool, select portions of each clip which should be joined together.
- Select Edit, then Clip Boundaries. From the pop-up menu, select Join. Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcuts Command + J on the mac or Ctrl + J on the PC. These will join the clips and create silence in the areas which had originally been between the two clips.
- If the silence is not desired, then before Joining the clips, use the Time Shift Tool and drag the two clips together.
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