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Center waveform amplitude to 0?

I would like the top track of audio to vertically center around 0db like the track below it in audacity. For some reason it is skewered to to positive side. I don't know how this happened.
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How to get the original background noise in between each piece of the recording in Audacity?

I have about 100 separate pieces of speech, each selected as the best one and cut out from the recordings where I recorded each piece about 5 times to get 1 good. Now, the problem is that each piece ...
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Audacity and loop: Loop doesn't work properly upon exporting from Audacity

I've looped a gunfire sound on Audacity and it loops okay when playing in Audacity. However when I export to wav or mp3 and play it, it doesn't properly loop. This is also the case in the game engine ...
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Macro to automatically record event (Audacity or alternative)

I am currently using Audacity to record (gasp) church meetings, but this question could apply to any other event or concert that occurs on a recurring schedule. I love the timer record option under ...
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Can I change pronunciation in Audacity?

I made 4 different character voices for my animation, only by manipulating my casual voice in Audacity, with RoVee plgin / effect, by changing the formant and the pitch of my voice in 4 different ways....
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Which effects can I use to mask my voice in Audacity, yet keep it a plausible male voice?

I'm making a voice-over for my animation, and since my voice sounds horrible, I'm embarrassed to even think that it would be reverse-engineered and heard by thousands of people on YouTube. I'm using ...
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Is it possible to manipulate a character voice back to the original recording?

I have to create 3 original character voices, for my animation. Question: If I just record my casual voice, and manipulate it in three different ways with Audacity, would it be possible for someone ...
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Normalize audio above a sound level in audacity

I'm trying to figure out a way to manage background noise in audio without having to resort to noise reduction. I'm using audacity to post-process spoken audio. The levels are pretty low, with peaks ...
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Sound noise reduction

I'm currently working on an engine record and I try to remove an "air" sound with Audacity. I've tried high pass filter and then noise reduction, here the original sample and the edited sample. But I ...
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Can I output sound from a MiniNova into a combo audio jack, and record it with Audacity?

I have a Novation MiniNova and I want to try and record the sounds I play on it. Since it seems to be able to output sound into any aux input, is it possible to output it into a "combo" audio jack and ...
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How do you shift a selection in Audacity?

When you've selected a slice of track in Audacity, how do you shift the selection window without shifting the content? I'm trying to preview the playback of specific slices of audio in exact lengths, ...
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Why does my voice over sound like it's been reduced in quality when I Compress it?

I'm recording audio for a video essay with Audacity and a Blue Yeti microphone. The microphone is held by a stand and it's got a pop filter. I've watched a few YouTube tutorials like this one on ...
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Logically ANDing two tracks together

I have two audio tracks, X and Y, which are similar, but both have things added to them. I want to take X and Y, and produce a new track Z with only the lower value of every frequency of each track ...
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Windows tool to extract the tonal centre of an audio track

Essentially I want to accurately measure the key that a piece of a cappella music is performed in, to analyze the portions of the piece that are responsible for the tonal centre dropping. The ideal ...
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How to Procedurally Change Selection in Audacity Chain (Macro) | Normalize Long Track in Chunks

Is there a way to procedurally change the audio selection within an Audacity Chain? Background: I work on the raw footage for very long GDC-style talks, where my primary goal is just to increase the ...
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Adobe Audition / Audacity: If I sum all the bins of a FFT (rectangular window), do I always get RMS Amplitude?

First I use Audacity to perform an FFT of an audio clip with a rectangular window. Then I sum all the FFT bin values. Since the FFT bins are expressed in dB, I perform the "decibel sum" like this: ...
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Creating different yet genuine human-sounding voices in Audacity. Is it Possible?

I would like to create a few voice characters for an animation in Audacity, editing recordings of my own voice, however the final voices should sound completely different than my voice, and yet like ...
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Batch amplify and trim (possibly with Audacity)

I have a couple hundred small voice clips used for teaching correct pronunciation of words. Some of the recordings are quieter than others and most have some silence (not true silence) at the ...
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Remove vocals by combining multiple sources of the same background music? (cancel out differences)

Let's assume the same background music is used at different places in the same video and also in different videos (e.g. documentary series). AudaCity has a vocal removal plugin that works well ...
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How to remove anything but speech from 8 hours long file in audacity?

File: 8 hours long. Task: Let's say I recorded my training shift at work. I want to remove anything but human speech from 8-hour long file, in order to create checklists/flow diagrams based on what ...
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Properly cut and merge in Audacity

I'm trying to trim a part of a song in Audacity and merge the other two parts together, but right where I cut it you can hear a sudden difference in the tempo and audio. Is there a method or some sort ...
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Is there a way to display Lissajou curves (o'scope XY mode) in Audacity?

Is there a way to display the phase shift between LR channels in Audacity, e.g. using the classic Lissajou curves (o'scope XY mode)? I can pipe the sound to Supercollider, where this is trivial to ...
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Emphasize background conversation to understand what someone in the background is saying?

How to get background conversation in a sound record? To understand what someone in the background is saying during : 1) a recorded phone call. 2) In a noisy cafe. How would one go about it using ...
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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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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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Why is exporting a .wav file as .m4a creating a 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 ...