Audacity is frustrating

You might think that recording and then splitting it into separate audio files based on silences
between each track would be easy to do - sadly not.

Aside from crashing a few times and failing to recover properly, I’ve been hit by these
enormous frustrations:

  • despite claims to the contrary, even 1.3.7 does not correctly alter labels when you modify the
    audio. That means there’s no way to Truncate Silence without re-doing all your labels!
  • you can’t split into tracks (or, apparently, make selections) based on labels added by the silence finder, so you can’t remove inter-track silences that way either
  • the labels dialog has a fun bug where it removes all your labels that don’t have names (as
    none of them do by default). This gets frustrating fast.
  • there’s no way to start a recording on the current track - I have to have a new one, it seems. This was fine until I discovered that Mix and Render completely screwed up the merging of all the tracks.

Seriously, how do people actually use this thing?