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Methods for decreasing exported .wav file size

I am working on sound project using Audacity. Are there any methods for decreasing the exported .wav file size without damaging the sound quality? e.g. combining all track to a single one and then ...
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Audacity: How to batch substract N audio files with 1 other audio

I would like to batch process hundreads of audio files, and substract them all with a single audio file. By hand I would open both file in a project in 2 tracks, invert the audio to remove and then ...
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What frequency / quality for voice clips?

I am looking at making some voice clips for teaching languages. I am using Audacity, but am not sure what settings to use. Many people recommend 44,100Hz for regular music recordings. Is this also the ...
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Repair bad Ogg Vorbis export from Audacity?

I have a voice recording that I made in Audacity and then exported as Ogg Vorbis format. I just listened to it for the first time, and it contains what I can only describe as skips — a word or two ...
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How can I correct loud audio with noisy high peaks?

Accidentally, the song was recorder without hardware filter, and it become too loud and distorted on high peaks (you can see and hear noise on high peaks): example audio file is here. Is that ...
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What is the difference between Audacity's dB and MP3Gain's dB?

I've read that Audacity can also do MP3Gain's job to normalize multiple tracks, but while in MP3Gain the target volume is something like 89.0 dB or 95.0 dB in Audacity the maximum is 0 and it goes ...
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Using Audacity, how do I split out separate speakers from a single track to multiple tracks

I have a single file containing a speaker and callers. Assuming that I can discretely select each voice, how can I use Audacity to split the callers and the speaker into two separate tracks?
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exporting .wav as .m4a creating sync issue in audacity

Edit: it's 0.0330s delay, not half a second sorry. ALso the problem occurs when converting the wav to .m4a in ffmpeg using the basic ffmpeg -i input.wav output.m4a, and I used the newest release of ...
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Does amplification and De-amplification of a recording affect the quality?

I looked online and didn't find anything definitive, they all wanted to compare the source and changed data structures and listen for differences....which I would consider too subjective to yield any ...
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How to remove this unnecessary high waveform that prevents me from amplifying to the highest possible (but still fine) decibel?

I want to remove all these high waveform (there are about 8 in this 5 minutes track, which I bookmarked), because if I select all > effect > Amplify, It only amplify about 3.2 db, but if I exclude ...
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I cant remove “hiss” sound on my Audacity track

To briefly explain my problem, when I play the audio track on Audacity and any media player on my PC, it sounds absolutely perfect. When I try on my phone's media player, it also sounds perfect. But ...
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How can I remove short bursts noises in a recording?

I try to clean a recording of a lecture that has noises of turning of pages or a chair squeaking. I want to get rid of (completely silence) any sound shorter than 100ms exceeding a general silence of -...
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Cleaning/Fixing corrupted audio

I've got a weird issue. I have a several hour long dialogue recording I was editing, and there's an isolated section, about 15 minutes long (pretty close to the end, but not exactly there) that I've ...
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16 channel output under linux

I am a linux user and have recently purchased a Behringer XR-18 digital mixer that I want to record and play back on. I am using audacity to record and it works just fine so my Fedora Linux laptop ...
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Audacity Recorded Commentary Is Out Of Sync With My Webcam And Gameplay Recordings

so basically my commentary that i recorded for a game play video is out of sync with my webcam footage and my gameplay footage Webcam: Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam My Microphone: Stadium USBMIC1 (...
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How to change volume of a .wav file in a mp3gain-like way?

Well, i have a bunch of WAVE files for a Fallout 3 mod, but in the mod instructions the author only explains how to accomplish it using mp3gain (and of course for .mp3 files). The only info it have is ...
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How to remove Hitler's voice using audacity | Removing a certain typical sound in audacity

Watch this clip. [clip removed from youtube since this was first asked.] It has a sound of Hitler's speech in the background. I want to remove that, and just that. Is it possible to do that using ...
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audacity noise removal without using noise-only portion of the song

I cannot use the noise reduction tool built in audacity because it needs a portion of the song where there is only noise. In the songs I have (old tango recordings), there is no empty part before or ...
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How could I remove static/current noise while noise reduction is not useful

I got a 2hr long video which contains vocal and static/current noise. The "noise reduction" will not only remove the noise but also the vocal. How could I remove the noise only with Audacity? The ...
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Audacity - moving the waveform graph up/down

I'm working in Audacity. What I need to do is to move the entire waveform graph up by a certain value. So for example all points with a value of 0 are supposed to become 10, every 10 is supposed to ...
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What's this echo-like effect called and can I achieve it in Audacity?

I recently heard an example of an effect I'd really like to learn how to reproduce. It's like a combination of a fade out and echo/reverb used to link from one bit of audio to another, e.g. in a radio ...
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Templates for Audio Drama

I'm working on an audio skit with voices and sound effects. I'm really new at this, but I've got friends doing separate voice tracks (on their computers) and am tracking down sound-effects. I'm using ...
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Audio input echoing in audacity, but not from the direct line

So it should be clear from the title that I have no idea what I'm doing, but I'll try and explain as best I can. When I listen to the output of my mixer, it sounds perfect, crystal clear. But when I ...
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Where are Audacity effects chain files saved to on MacOS?

Trying to import an effects chain file from my Windows 10 system but can't find the effects chain files anywhere in the Audacity Package Contents here on MacOS High Sierra.
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How can I record with multiple mics at once?

I am starting a podcast with two other people and so far I have the mics connected to a mixer that runs to the mic port of my computer. I have set it to recognize the device as a mic, line in and ...
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Audacity: voice deepening

i want to make tutorials on youtube, but i sound like a kid and i want to sound like more of a man. so is there a way to make my voice deeper, and if possible, change in real time? sorry if i have bad ...
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How can Increse the volume for a specify range of peaks AUDACITY

I want to increase the volume in a podcast, for my voice.. But I don't want to increase everything, like the normalizer effect. I need to do something like a normalizer, but only on the specify ...
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How do I make 2 voices in ONE audacity track sound about the same volume?

This is probably really simple for you. There are 2 people speaking in my new podcast, but one sounds louder than the other. How do I make it so that they sound about the same volume? I recorded them ...
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Does “converting” mp3 file two times, makes a difference?

I am interested in: I have Digital Voice Recorder appliance, which saves audio in 192kbps MP3 file. I put that file in AudaCity, then I export the final (optimized) mp3 file (192kbs), which i put in ...
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Mac Audacity Pinned Playback

I'm on Audacity 2.1.2 on the Mac - I can't seem to enable 'pinned playback' as described under 'pinned head playing' here: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/playing_and_recording.html I don't have ...
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How to cancel out sound in an audio track?

Please point me to the right site if Sound Design is not the correct one. I have been trying to hide a custom piece of audio within music so that it could not be heard, but will still show up when ...
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Famous songs recorded and edited with Audacity?

What famous songs (classical or any other genera) have been recorded and edited with Audacity? In other words: Do professional sound engineers use Audacity for production releases?
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Insert / paste before cursor in Audacity?

Is there a way to insert / paste audio before the position of the cursor in Audacity?
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Identify source of “clicking” in track

I have this issue with recording my audio podcasts where i randomly start getting this "clicking" (im not sure clicking is the best way to describe it). It will randomly start after about 10-20 mins ...
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why is there a delay when recording my second track ? they dont align

I would like to figure out why my second tracks hold a delay from the first track instead of being completely aligned?? when i record shouldnt the singing be aligned with the music without me ...
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How can I convert a mono file to stereo (same audio on both channels)?

I used Audacity to create mono "audiobook" files (such as can be heard here), and want to create an audio CD from them for submission to CreateSpace. They, though, require that the files be in .AIFF ...
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How can I eliminate sounds below a certain threshold?

Using Audacity, I can highlight a section of an audio file, select Effects > Noise Reduction > Get Noise Profile, then Select All, and then again Effects > Noise Reduction, and this time "OK" to ...
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How do I set a bigger resolution for the Audacity frequency axis?

I'm analysing some spectrograms, but I want to exactly measure some maximums and minimums and I must have a bigger resolution than the automatic one. I mean, how can I set the program to show me ...
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Why does my mic/Audacity not record sound when my mic is selected as the Recording Device?

I'm using a Samson Q1U USB mic and Audacity to record myself speaking. It works, but I have some "phase shifting" problems, as detailed here. In an effort to eliminate the "phase shift," I've ...
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How can I get rid of the “phase shifter” sound of my voice?

I'm using Audacity to record audiobooks, and my voice tone is sometimes recorded as if I'm coming in from Mars or something. The closest thing I can compare it to is the "phase shifter" sound that ...
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Dynamic amplification of a sound file

I have a 60-minute WAV file of a conversation. Here is a 600kB clip from it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m00d525v34bwbpa/needs-levelling.wav?dl=0 One voice is very quiet and I would like to amplify it....
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Why does this spectrorgam look so jagged?

While I was testing out the "Stereo Mix" tool on Windows 10, I had noticed that the output of Spek (after I rendered the audio file in Audacity using "Insane, 320kbps" preset and Joint Stereo) looked ...
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Audacity select multiple ranges at same time for deleting

I am editing a audio file where someone has given me start/stop times to cut out of the file. However once I cut one out the whole timeline shifts making the rest of the start/stop times incorrect. I ...
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UR22MKII very low microphone level problem

I have a Steinberg UR22MKII and in the first input I have a condenser microphone, 48V phantom power is on. When I listen with headphones to the direct monitor, it sounds fine. When I listen with ...
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Why did Audacity suddenly muffle many of my sounds, and is there a way of restoring previous versions of a project?

I'm a newb (Clearly, I'm still using Audacity). I'm just getting into EDM and music making and the like, and my first project that I've been working on for some months now took a weird turn today. I ...
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Distorted sound and echo while recording with Audacity and loopback in ubuntu

I want to do a recording of radio news with background music which fades in and fades out while I am reading. I don't have proper device, so I decide to enable loopback mode, so that I can record ...
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How can I mute quiet parts of audio in Audacity?

I recorded my voice. And it's a quite long record for manually silencing out my breaths and lips clicking. I would like to make silence on areas where the sound is lower than some level. How can it be ...
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Why didn't I get any signal with this setup?

I'm trying to understand something that happened today. A friend called me to help him capture his band's rehearsal. He had an analog Yamaha MG166 Cx, so no USB. And a Laptop with Windows 10. So, ...
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Audacity: How to smooth out equalization transitions

So, on one section of an audio file, I have a 15db 140hz boost, and and in the next, I have a 12db 140hz boost. How would I smoothly transition these without it sounding odd, and suddenly changing. ...
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Why can't I raise the volume of music infinitely?

In other words when I open a music in a sound editor (eg Audacity) I'm presented with a waveform. Then I can raise the volume up to a point where the wave turns into a full block. Why can't the ...