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How to shift 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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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 ...