Sound and video timeline

Just learning how to use sound editing with video in Blender. I normally have sound that is longer than the animation, so in order for the sound to render, I have to make my time line longer than my video. Is there a way to shorten the audio, if I shorten the audio, I do not get all the sound. The sound files seems to be longer, wish there some way to compress the sound and still have all the effects.

Do you want to speed up the audio to fit? Try adjusting pitch. If the audio is attached to a video clip then you may be using the wrong frame rate. Check that you have the same Project frame rate as your source clip.

The general idea is to avoid this by setting the correct frame rate before importing the animation (video of img sequence).
I’m not sure any tricks will reliably work if there’s a mismatch between strip lengths.