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Poor sound quality recording off the Behringer 2442 USB interface

I'm trying to record my band using the USB output port into my laptop using Audacity. When I record I check the mic levels are high but the recordings are awful - it only seems to pick-up the lead ...
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LSP plugins with Audacity on Linux?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (to be reinstalled) and I am trying to use LSP plugins. more precisely - the Phase Detector plugin, with Audacity or Ardour. Alternatively, a simple phase meter app ...
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Analysis of mono vs stereo parts within an mp3

Is there a way I could check if an mp3 file of people talking, with some noise, was recorded fully as stereo, or maybe there were parts recorded as mono? In Audacity I could see content in both the ...
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Audacity crahed mid recording and now the exported audio recording is broken

I started to record the audio of a meeting to listen to it later via audacity, but right at the end of the meeting my laptop shut down because the battery was dead. I immediately started my laptop ...
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White-gaps is sound profile recorded with shotgun microphone

I got recently interested in bird sound recording. Apologies as this might be a noob question! Attached here the sound profile from Audacity: Set-up: RØDE NTG5 with Zoom u22 (for converting XLR ...
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Record live audio aka Stereo Mix in WIndows 10 or 11 with ffmpeg - Windows WASAPI

Long story short it seems that StereoMix heavily used in past was a feature of the sound card and sound drivers, so... it's not possible to use it if it isn't present on the machine. C:\Users\user\...
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Minifuse only taking Mono Input

I have an Arturia MiniFuse 2 and a digital keyboard. I'm trying to record my keyboard into my MiniFuse which is relatively straightforward - quarter inch to quarter inch cable, from the stereo output ...
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Why is the recording level on my DAW different than on my audio interface?

I am new to audio recording. I am trying to record a podcast and I read that the "gain" should be set in such a way that the sound level is around -12 dB. However, when the meter on my audio ...
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Can this sound be created without electronic means?

I'm currently developing a game for which I'll need quite a few sound effects. I found Pixabay to attempt to get royalty free sounds, but although some are great, I'm not quite happy with all and ...
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How to remove robotic sound from fully isolated vocals?

I have some isolated audio of some dialogue, and there is a slightly robotic sound to the person speaking that I'm looking to get rid of, but no matter what I try I can't seem to get rid of it. Here's ...
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How to change the speed of an audio and then put it back to its normal speed

Maybe it's too simple a question but I can't figure out how to do this. I would like to regulate the speed in the same way as in a turntable with a speed regulator (pitch) but it is impossible for me. ...
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How to fix audio files that cause the speaker/headphones to crack?

When playing some deep sounding audio files, it sometimes happens that the speakers/headphones crack. This happens randomly across various operating systems, audio players and speakers/headphones. The ...
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Is it worth it to use 32-bit (float) in Audacity while mixing down to 16-bit?

I mix several tracks recorded with a bit depth of 16 bits. In Audacity, I set the 32-bit setting to floating point. I don't change the sample rate. Is it worth it to edit with the 32-bit floating ...
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Audacity: Optimize Streaming Audio Capture to Balance Quality vs. File Size

I'm a new user of Audacity & trying to capture streaming audio from my PC. It's mostly voice, so high fidelity is not mandatory, yet I want the quality to be sufficient so that it's easily ...
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Installing Muse Plugins Fx On Audacity [closed]

I want to install the Muse Hub plugin suite specifically for noise filtering and other real time effects, but as a beginner I can't really figure it out and I didn't find any useful tutorials that ...
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Background Noise Removal in Audacity 3.0.2

I'm trying to edit audio for a podcast. In the audio of my voice, at some point I randomly start hearing fuzzy background noise that is only there when I am not muted. I'm not sure what caused it, but ...
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How to enable the dropdown menus (MME, Recording Channels, etc) in Audacity?

I'm in the process of trying to learn how to use Audacity and am watching a tutorial that has some dropdown menus below the pause, play, etc buttons: However, in my version of Audacity that I ...
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Remove constant noise with Audacity

Looking for ways in Audacity to reduce noise from the following audio. The noise sounds like a constant "shhhhh" to me Previously removed high-pitch noise using the low-pass filter (...
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Does reducing volume reduce bit depth?

Let’s say I have an audio file which stretches the full dynamic range of a 24-bit file (theoretically, I know this scenario is unlikely). If I click amplify and reduce it by 20 dB, then amplify it ...
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Need help with separating piano track by note/frequency

Preface First off, I am an absolute beginner when it comes to audio software and processing in general, so apologies in advance for any misused or incorrect terminology. Intro I would like to take a ...
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Making old audio clip more audible

I am a total newbie to this sound world and need some help. There is a huge audio clip of almost 3 hours (I have attached a part of them) which I wish to make a bit more audible. Original audio clip ...
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How do I add a growl to an audio file of me speaking?

I'm trying to use Audacity to make a "voice of God" sound with an audio file of me reading some sentence. I've already added the following effects: Echo Delay time (seconds): 0.25 Decay ...
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Not able to remove noise after recording from headphone output to microphone input

With an audio cable, I have recorded my piano on a computer. One end is in the headphone output of my piano and the other end is in the microphone input of my computer. Now I am trying to make the ...
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Distorting audio with Audacity

I've been looking to know how to distort audio using Audacity in such a fashion where it sounds something similar to this (warning, loud audio). I've seen some videos in Discord with the audio having ...
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Audacity aac export vs ffmpeg

Apologies if this is off topic here. I have dozens of small audio files recorded using iOS VoiceMemo. These files fail to load properly in a web-based experiment that I am trying to run. When I open ...
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Normalize waveform level in Audacity

I´m in the process of digitizing a tape which features 90's dance tracks recorded from FM, but the problem is that some idiot (me at age 12) used to change the recording volume constantly between ...
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Auto Noise Reduction and (after that) Volume (dB) Amplification

For podcast broadcasts, we have to edit half an hour of audio recordings 8-10 times a month. Each edit takes more than an hour. The most time-consuming things are noise reduction, amplifying the low-...
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How to get a clean audio where one voice has overlapped in a conversation recording?

I am using Adobe Audition and Audacity to clean an audio recording of an interview recorded using OBS Desktop. The problem is that the interviewee's audio is distorted. I hear overlapping in the ...
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Change Audacity playback speed without affecting pitch

Audacity's Play-at-Speed Toolbar enables one to change the playback speed, but is there a way of changing the playback speed without the pitch changing? Changing VLC's playback speed has no effect on ...
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Shared file format for DAW

Newbie question: I record 2 tracks (voice, rhythm guitar) and I want to get these to my buddy who will lay a lead guitar track on top. I am using Audacity. He is using Garage Band. What file format ...
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What defines loudness of mp3 in a file?

Still trying to understand why loudness data is so difficult to find... Say there are mp3 files and a smartphone. Smartphone has amplification buttons, but at same level different files` sound is much ...
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How do you make a jumpscare sound effect?

I am making a short animated horror movie and I want to create most of the sounds for it myself. However, I got stuck on a part where I need a jumpscare sound. How can you make a sound using foley-...
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How do I adjust recorded audio so that the quiet parts become louder and the loud parts become quieter?

I'm currently using Audacity. I also have no understanding of audio design so if you could explain things in simple terms it would be greatly appreciated. So my buddy and I recorded a podcast, but his ...
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How do you sync two tracks of similar audio?

I shot a piece of video where someone was moving in rhythm with music. The audio is pretty terrible so I want to replace it with the actual song, since there is nothing else interesting to hear there ...
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What is the best WAV encoding and why?

I'm using Audacity to export a track, and there are just too many options to encode a .wav export: Signed 16/24/32-bit PCM Unsigned 8-bit PCM 32/64-bit float U-Law, A-Law IMA ADPCM, Microsoft ADPCM ...
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How to change pitch in Audacity when dealing with notes and frequency only?

If I record my natural voice on Audacity, its pitch detection analyzes my voice at note C 3 at 128 Hz. If I record my voice using a voice changer (that changes the voice before it gets to Audacity), ...
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White noise through mic even when muted

I am trying to record audio but even when the mic is muted the recording picks up white noise. It's not the mic because I've tried it with my headset mic and the same issue occurs. Not software either ...
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How to make all sound be at approximately the same level?

I tried to use normalize (in Audacity and in ffmpeg), but it seems there is still room for improvement. Is it possible to do something better than normalize?
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Analysing long audio files

I have a 9 hour audio recording. I need to search through it for occasional short (5 second) low frequency bangs/explosion sounds. I have audition/audacity. What's the best way to do this, ...
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Remove one vocal from a conversation

I have two audio tracks, Audio1 and Audio2. Audio1 has voice of Host and Audio2 contains the voice of Guest plus the voice of the host(same as Audio1) Now, is there anyway to utilize Audio1 to omit ...
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Make do with safety channel feature

I bought a mic that gives me original audio on the left channel, and -10db on the right channel (safety). After recording my last session, it turns out that I do indeed have clipping happening on the ...
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Automate pre-processing of sound (noise reduction, compressor, limiter)

I use Audacity to pre-process sound before mixing the takes. I have found good settings for the relevant effects (noise reduction at 24 dB, compressor at 6:1, soft limiter at -10 dB) and the rest is ...
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Does microphone recording volume has anything to do with background noise?

I am using a condenser mic with a Mac Book Pro. There are some noise outside the room. Which one is better recording volume? 50% or 100% to get less noise after final production? I will apply ...
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Difference between gain and normalization whole track in Audacity

In Audacity there is a gain slider on left side of a track. To increase volume i can use either gain or Normalize the whole track to a certain level. Is there any technical difference in terms of ...
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Whats the difference between high pass filter and cutting in EQ (filter curve) in Audacity?

For example i want to set a High pass filer with 100Hz with roll off by 6db. If in my Filter curve i start to roll off by 6db from 100Hz to below. Is there any technical difference between these two ...
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Automatic noise reduction with results like Audacity

I like Audacity because of its noise reduction. With a recording done in studio, a noise profile, and reduction at 16 dB (with sensitivity 6.00 and 3 frequency smoothing bands), I get a perfect result ...
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Isolate hoots seen in spectrogram

I have an audio file of an owl hooting. The hoots are barely audible. If I look at the spectrogram in Audacity I can see them. They are the blips at 0.5k How can I isolate these? Edit: High pass 400, ...
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Any ideas on copying this voice effect?

Trying to copy the effects from this video: mainly the ones at: 0:30 - 0:40 2:12 - 2:42 5:31 - 5:47 I'm only really able to use Audacity and Adobe Audition so ...
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What are the audio settings that affect distortion on abrupt stop?

I tried to use in my Unity game a sound I found on the internet that I slightly changed through Audacity. But I ran into a problem: when I close my game and the sound abruptly stops, there's a ...
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The illusion of 3D sound in Audacity

I am looking for a way to make audio sound like it's above your head and then below your head in Audacity. Is there a way to accomplish this?
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