# How to insert space or make a gab between many joined stripped pieces of Audio VSE?

My question is the reverse process of this question: How to automatically join stripped pieces of video?

I have many pieces of audio or clips that are joined together (eg: 20 clips). I need to make some space/gap between the fifth and the sixth clips so that I can insert another clip.

I downloaded the power sequencer Plugin but I'm not sure if it can do it or not.

What's the easiest way to do it?

There are at least two fast methods:

### First method

Inside the VSE, deselect all strips then, press b and drag your mouse to box select the strips you want to move. When you have selected them, press g to grab all of them and move them by the desired amount with your mouse. Finish with LMB.

### Second method

Inside the VSE, place your cursor inside the strip after which you want to insert the gap with LMB. Then select Strip -> Insert Gaps or press Shift+= and it will insert a gap after the current strip. This is actually the reverse of the method mentioned in the question you linked.

Hope that helps.

• The Insert Gaps menu item works for me, but Shift+= doesn't do anything. Is this keyboard map dependent? On my keyboard, Shift+= is +. Nov 17 '18 at 21:04
• The shortcut doesn't work for me either with a German keyboard layout. Nov 19 '18 at 15:47