How can I nudge my sequence audio to assure my tracks are aligned?

Ever find that your remote recordings are slightly offset due to recording delay? Have you received interview audio from a collaborator and need to get their clip lined up with yours?

Descript allows you to nudge your sequenced audio so you can get the timing just right between your tracks.

 

Getting Started

First, load your tracks into a new multitrack sequence.

From there, you can zoom in on a section of the timeline (mouse scroll up/down) and then double-click one of your clips. You can then use the grabbing cursor to move your selection to the desired location:

Special tip for Zoom recordings

It's not uncommon for zoom meetings with multiple guests to have wildly different file sizes. This can be caused by certain collaborators joining the meeting after other speakers, often shaving minutes off their file.
In these cases where it's clear that aligning the left-side of the files isn't going to be a good reference, you can usually scroll to the very end of the files and align all of the tracks on the right side instead where the meeting is often ended for all collaborators simultaneously.
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