Solved

Audacity - Waveform Overview Plus Zoom Similar to WavePad?

Posted on 2015-02-13
6
78 Views
Last Modified: 2015-03-04
Windows 7
Audacity 2.0.6
WavePad Master's Edition 5.15

In Wavepad, you can see the entire waveform and where your cursor is located even when you are zoomed in to only a portion of that waveform.

Does Audacity provide this functionality, either natively built-in or Plugin add-on?
Audacity-vs-Wavepad.jpg
0
Comment
Question by:WizeOwl
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 83

Expert Comment

by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 40609105
Not that I know of.  When I've used it, there was only one window.  Did you download Audacity and try it?  It's free.
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Merete
ID: 40609237
If you mean the top bar in your snap shows the entire waveform like a preview, no I dont believe so. I'll test it out
Needs more details what you are trying  to achieve.
Here's an example of a wav I made in FL Studio dropped it onto Audacity. The curser is not as clear as your red line.
The interface looks similar, the menus and tabs are customizable.
With just one track on
audacity zoomed inThe same track added twice one is reduced in size one is left larger, when adding duplicates the volume is increased.
The tools circled above have a magnifer which zooms in or out
duplicate track on
0
 

Author Comment

by:WizeOwl
ID: 40609327
I am using Audacity 2.0.6, which I believe is the latest.

In WavePad, you can see the entire waveform on the top track. On the bottom track, you can only see a smaller portion that is zoomed in. When you look for the red cursor, in the upper track, you see where it is in relation to the ENTIRE waveform. Yet, when you view the cursor in the lower track, you have no idea where you are in relation to the entire waveform except by looking at the timer.

In Audacity, it is similar to the lower track only. You cannot know where you are other than by the timer. I want to know if there is a plugin that enables such a feature.

When I added a duplicate track in Audacity and zoom in on the lower track, the upper track also zooms in. This is not helpful.
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Merete
ID: 40609349
zoom out instead then you can see where you are in relation to the entire track?
zoom-out.JPG
0
 

Author Comment

by:WizeOwl
ID: 40609592
Zooming out is the only workaround available, yes. But that is not the solution I was looking for. Thanks.
0
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Merete earned 500 total points
ID: 40610454
Fair enough WizeOwl
sorry Audacity does not have that option as Dave Baldwin confirmed first, I have never used WavePad but would be an asset to have both. :)
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Great sound, comfort and fit, excellent build quality, versatility, compatibility. These are just some of the many reasons for choosing a headset from Sennheiser.
The advancements in today's technology are unparalleled. Much of the technology that we have could not have been imagined twenty years ago. One of the latest additions to the list of technological advances is virtual reality. Virtual reality has an …
This Micro Tutorial will give you basic overview of the control panel section on Windows 7. It will depth in Network and Internet, Hardware and Sound, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question