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Audacity causing unwanted artifacts for high frequency sounds

I tried generating two nearly inaudible tones in Audacity, with frequencies 16 kHz and 18 kHz. (With a sampling rate of 48 kHz, I also tried this at 44.1 kHz) Playing each in isolation results in a ...
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How do I find the common audio between mp3 audio tracks?

I have a folder of nearly identical .MP3s, but each with a different voiceover mixed in. I'm trying to dump the tracks without the voiceovers. I've tried aligning two of them to the nearest sample, ...
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Quality issues recording with Audacity [closed]

I purchased an Audio Technica AT-LP60-USB turntable that came with Audacity software - version 2.0.3. Here's the problem: When I record music off any of my old albums using the Audacity program and ...
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Filter Reverb and Echo at the time of recording in Audacity or any other software

I am recording video lectures. The sound in those lectures must be clear from outside noises and also any echo/reverb. At my home I have only one room where the traffic sound and other sounds (barking ...
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5 loudest and 5 softest points in an audio file

Is there a way with Audacity (or any other software) to find and and mark the 5 loudest and 5 softest points in a movie audio file? It seems like this should be easy to do. I know next to nothing ...
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Remove irritating low hum from recording

I just recorded with a shure mic & a focusrite amp. I recorded it in my vocal booth. But for some reason there is a very irritating low hum, during the recorded - listen to the recording here - ...
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Audacity records only 1 channel, inspite of being set to stereo

I use a Shure condenser mic with a Focusrite scarlett solo interface. However ever since the 1st time I connected it to the laptop , & recorded in Audacity & mixpad, It keeps recording only 1 ...
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How does audacity play text

I thought that if importing raw data in audacity it had to be in hexi pairs. But it was pointed out to me elsewhere that actually audacity can import any text. So what is audacity doing to the text ...
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Best quality encoding when exporting “8-bit 8kHz Mono WAV” sample in Audacity?

I would like to know if there is a difference in the quality of audio when choosing between 8-bit WAV formats in Audacity Export? My Current method: Change "Project Rate (Hz)" in the bottom left ...
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Weird popping artifacts in audacity

When I record two separate tracks, they have a little weird anchor looking symbol that I cannot remove no matter what point in the audio I delete it. It "pops" at that point. When I pan the tracks in ...
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How to tag the sound segments in Audacity

I am working with large amount of short wav-files (over 900 of them). The upper track is used as a reference (low quality) under which I arrange complementary smaller wav files (highest quality). It ...
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How to increase recorded audio quality using audacity?

My friend already recorded an hour speech a few weeks ago using his smartphone. But unfortunately, he put his smartphone was too far from the speaker, so the speaker voices in the recorded audio was ...
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Exporting from ogg to mp3 has poor quality

I have several sound effects in ogg format. I have to export them in mp3. I oppened each of them in Audacity and used export functionality to achieve my goal. But when I played the sounds in mp3 ...
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Silence a small section of just one channel in a stereo recording (Audacity)

I need to erase (silence) about 2 seconds of just one channel of a 2-channel stereo recording. I can use Audacity (or Ardour). I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.
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Amateur voice recording for a game

I have developed a small card game. It is about geometrical shapes for educational purposes. I have managed to create some amateur sounds which are not so good, using embeded laptop mic/headphones ...
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Creating audio file (mp3, wav, or wma) with one high frequnecy sound (20 kHz)

I am developing an application that will detect a high frequency sound played by TV. My TV is capable of playing mp3, wma and wav files. When I generate a high frequency audio sound file (18 kHz to ...
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Audacity: Increase audio volume in audacity software

How can I increase audio volume of a mp3 file in audacity? I need to cut a part of mp3 song to make a ringtone. But as I save it in by mobile, the volume is too low for this particular file. Is there ...
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What does GarageBand have compared to Audacity?

Apple sells GarageBand for about $15/£10 currently. At this price point, what do I gain over something free like Audacity? My use-case is recording myself singing and playing guitar for home use, or ...
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How do I use Audacity to make two tracks match volume?

I have an Audacity project with two mono audio tracks. The first (on top) has been recorded at a high volume, and the second (on bottom) at a much lower volume. Forgive me if I'm not using the right ...
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Batch processing: strip channel

I'm using Audacity to process some short audio clips - about 300 of them (!!!), so I'd really rather not repeat my steps manually for each one. However, I can't seem to find a way to create a chain ...
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Export from garageband to audacity

I want to export ALL the audio tracks from garageband to audacity. I searched on the internet and it is apparently not possible ( here for instance), or better it is possible but one track at time. ...
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How to make a voice sound like it is underwater?

The goal is to alter the sound of voice so it sounds as the listener is underwater or in the womb. I've got some experience with Audacity, so I'm most interested in how to do it using Audacity. And ...
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Format conversion safety of files linked from Audacity projects

If I record in WAV, create an Audacity project that links to those files, modify the project, export the final cuts, save everything, convert the WAV files to FLAC to save space, then convert the FLAC ...
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Audacity has all my audio, but blocks are repeated

I've just recorded about an hour of audio in Audacity. All the data appears to be there, but unfortunately it's all duplicated -- it seems that blocks of roughly three seconds are repeated, and the ...