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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 ...
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How can I toggle protection and change the copyright in Audacity?

I am creating the soundtrack for a video game, and I import the songs into audacity for editing. There seems to be no way to edit the copyright and protection in the metadata editor. I want to put my ...
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Audio Technica ATR2100-USB Recording Issue

I am facing a issue while connecting my ATR2100 to my desktop computer via USB. The sound volume that is being recorded is very low. I have to amplify it each time after recording which distorts the ...
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Faking depth and stereo separation?

I recently ripped a live performance of a song which I really liked. I was converting the ripped song to an appropriate format, intending to title it and plaster a alternate cover art on it when I ...
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How can I improve this chain of filters to make a better voice with Audacity

I'm a true beginner in sound design, and use of softwares to edit sounds. However I started to make a chain of filters in Audacity (File > Edit Chains). I'm recording podcasts with only my voice as a ...
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Making Voice filter based on video game character using Audacity

I'm trying to edit my voice clips to sound like this chap here I asked a Senior Sound Designer and he pointed me towards comb filtering. Got the plug-in but am not ...
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Different recording speed using different models of voice recorders?

I am using four voice recorders to record the audio of a group interview. Three of them are Sony IC Recorder ICD-PX440 (stereo) and one is a Phillips Voice Tracker (mono). I synced the four tracks in ...
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Audacity: calculate exact amplification

Imagine I have 2 audio files. They contain same audio but one of them was amplified using Amplify effect of Audacity. I don't know the value used. Is it possible to calculate exact dB value used to ...
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Vestax mixer to Audacity - only hearing one turntable

I have a Vestax PMC25 mixer going to an isolator with 2 Technic 1200s. I'm trying to record onto a Mac using Audacity recording software. I can only get 1 turntable to record. The only output working ...
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Boost peaks but leave troughs unaltered in Audacity

This is the reverse of the question asked here. I have a lot of audio recordings and I would like to increase the volume of the peaks without changing the troughs. So amplify is no good, I guess ...
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Can not record 2-channel in Audacity from DJM mixer

Does anyone know a solution to this? Record setting in Audacity is stereo but because the input into the audio interface is only mono, the recording only turns out mono. This is how everything is ...
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Decrease main volume and increase background noise [duplicate]

I have a song from a show. During the song there is a conversation between two characters and I was wondering is there anyway to cancel that out and make the actual music (background music) more ...
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Replicate a specific sound effect?

I am trying to replicate a radio sound effect, however, I have been struggling for a few hours and I wasn't able to do it just right. I am trying to replicate the "all by myself" section of this ...
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How can I remove audio source from a file with the audio source itself? [duplicate]

Example: User has a audio file named A with multiple instruments The multipe instruments are : Drums, piano, bass, sax. User also has a audio file named B of an single instrument. The single ...
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Extracting human vocals from really damaged audio?

My friend received an audio clip from a family member he is concerned about, but the clip is very low quality. He asked me to help clean it up, but I only have a little experience with digital audio. ...
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Audacity, settings revert when opening exported wav

I looked through 3 past years of "Audacity" questions here and this hasn't come up. I have a wav file encoded at a Rate of 22050 bps and a Sample Format of 32 bit float. I do the following: 1) ...
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Audacity: How can I blend my vocals within the music?

I've been using Audacity for a few weeks but I can't figure out how to blend my vocals within the music. My voice is hard to hear when the music is playing, even when adjusting the volumes. Sometimes ...
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How do I save multiple selected tracks as separate files?

I have a bunch of tracks in an Audacity project, a few of which I would like to export. However, I want each track to reside in its own audio file. Export Multiple will (as far as I can tell) split ...
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How do I move an audio clip to a different track within the same project?

I have a project that represents an album of songs, and what I'd like to do is move one song into another song's track so the first song plays after the second song. Unfortunately, the Webpages and ...
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ESI Juli@ - 2 channels in control panel, but Audacity recording only 1

So I am trying to capture audio from my Marantz PM5004, everything is plugged in just fine and ESI Juli@ is detecting the audio playing from both L and R channels, but when I try to record it using ...
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Emphasize background conversation in Audacity

I have an audio file of a man talking and some conversation taking place in the background. I need to remove the main voice and emphasize the background conversation. Someone can help me?
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how can I raise the volume input on audacity? I have tried using the tool bar.

How can I raise the volume input on audacity? I have tried the tool bar.
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How to use effect on part of the track without introducing the crack/pop sound?

I have a sound effect (bell ring) and I would like to increase the speed at which it decays: The change I want is not linear though. I would only like to speed up the last two thirds of the sound's ...
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Add a reverb on my headset in live recording with a blue Yeti

I create this box to record with my Blue Yeti. I hope it will give me a good result. If you have some advices, i will be verry happy to improve it. I would like to add a live record reverb effect in ...
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Why is my playback from stereo recording splitted ? Audacity

I'm recording vocals and guitar in a stereo recording and when I playback through the headphones when overdubbing it sounds split. I guess this is how it's supposed to be but I'd almost prefer it be ...
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How do I change the playback speed without changing the tempo?

I have a recording in Audacity that I want to slow down for editing purposes only. When I'm finished editing and I go to export the file, the file should have the original tempo. Yes, I can go to ...
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Right channel minus left channel?

I have music with voice on left channel and just music on right (WAV 16 bit). I want to distinguish ONLY VOICE from file. I think it's some like left channel - right channel = voice, but i don't know ...
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How do I time shift a single audio clip in Audacity 2.0?

I want to move an audio clip so that it starts at a different time. I've read about this "time shift" tool, but am unable to figure out how to use it. The documentation was of no help to me. I can't ...
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How do I mark points in Audacity?

I have a long recording which I want to mark all the sound motifs for later reference. How do I mark points while playing back so that I can jump between them (or find them easily) later?
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can one record multiple channels on a computer fed by mixer?

I'm planning on buying a mixer which will be able to digest several microphones. It has struck me that connecting the mixer to a computer (through USB) I may not be able to record each microphone ...
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“Compress” an AIFF file?

I'm wondering how I can compress several AIFF files to reduce their size at this point I don't care about sound quality, I just need to reduce the file size the problem is that AIFF is an ...
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How to remove the robotic sound from an (almost) isolated vocals

THE SITUATION: I have look all around for tutorials about isolating the vocals from a song. There is good material and i have tried several of them. I obtained the best outcome by combining two ...
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In Audacity, how to apply Tremolo effect of 0.25 Hz = 15 cycles/minute?

Background I'm trying to apply the sine-wave Tremolo effect to a few minutes of audio I have, and I'd like to set the Frequency (Hz) to be 0.25 to achieve 15 periods per minute. However, the UI of ...
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Simple space effect in Audacity on Mac OS X

How to create a simple sound effect which makes the sound go from the left ear to the right and so on, in a "perpetual" loop (preferably with Audacity on Mac OS X)?
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How can i match/adjust two clips together with a smooth transition?

Currently i'm trying to replace the last refrain of a song with the first one (in the last one i didn't like their screams which weren't contained in the first one). Of course the transition between ...
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Differences in WAV files?

I'm trying to create audio files to be played by a very picky program. Creating a 32-bit float 22050Hz WAV file in Audacity seems to play fine. However, creating a 32-bit float 22050Hz WAV file with ...
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How do I find a track by its name?

I have a project with a bunch of tracks, and I now want to edit one of them, but I don't know where it is. I know what it's called, however. How do I find it?
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How to find a specific sound in the audio track if i have a sample?

So i have this file which is all talking people and beep sounds. The beep sound is always the same and i need to mark every place where it plays. It would be great if it's possible to do with Audacity....
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Use Audacity or other program to deepen voice for skype

I want to be able to deepen my voice for skype/video games, live, but am not sure how to do this. Can someone point me in the right direction?
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Audacity Recording volume too low

I've been using an AT2020 USB directly into my 2015 macbook Pro retina and recording in Audacity. I recently wanted to upgrade to a nicer mic. Every mic I try, the volume is super low. Increasing the ...
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How to move/seek long forward/backward using shortcuts in Audacity?

I have Audacity 2.1 on Osx. I want to move cursor forward/backward for one second with a single shortcut. I found that there is a shortcut named "Long seek right during playback". It's default ...
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What is the best software to amplify the sound of spoken voice?

I have a digital voice recorder that has the ability to download the recordings into a computer. I have recorded conversations that I will need to amplify. What is the best software to do that ? It ...
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Need to remove noise from audio

Can anyone guide me on howto remove the fan noise from this audio. Kinda stuck here. Here's a link to the file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fzggrj5zmviwfpj/fan_noise%26Hiss_audio.mp3?dl=0 Thanks
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Mixing many audio files fast and easy

I have to mix audio data for a machine learning task. The setting is the following: I have two folders of tracks. One contains background files with background noise, the other contains files with a ...
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Recording goes from loud to quiet with constant sound

When I record with audacity (I haven't tried other programs yet) I have loud parts and very soft parts in the recording. Some parts are just missing (flat line). The microphone didn't move and neither ...
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Amplifying just the troughs while keeping the peaks the same. (Audacity)

I recorded me talking/yelling to try out my new mic. I am wondering if I could increase the talking while keeping the yelling the same volume. Some parts are really quite but when amplified (by ...