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Whats the difference between high pass filter and cutting in EQ (filter curve) in Audacity?

For example i want to set a High pass filer with 100Hz with roll off by 6db. If in my Filter curve i start to roll off by 6db from 100Hz to below. Is there any technical difference between these two ...
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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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Automatic noise reduction with results like Audacity

I like Audacity because of its noise reduction. With a recording done in studio, a noise profile, and reduction at 16 dB (with sensitivity 6.00 and 3 frequency smoothing bands), I get a perfect result ...
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Scripting crashes Audacity

I want to script Audacity for routine tasks (compression, limiting, loudness normalization). I followed these instructions and used this pipe-test script. The result is OK: $ python3 pipe_test.py ...
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How can you make a “playing in another room and it's raining” type sound?

How can you make a "playing in another room and it's raining" type sound given an mp3 and preferably with something like audacity or a free tool like that. Something like this:
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Remove alternating low sound and combine alternating high waves, there is no overlap, easy audio file [duplicate]

There is low waves after high waves in my audio. The two are alternating (high then low then high then low, etc.). I have no experience in audio software. I only use basic stuff in iMovie. I would ...
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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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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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Isolate hoots seen in spectrogram

I have an audio file of an owl hooting. The hoots are barely audible. If I look at the spectrogram in Audacity I can see them. They are the blips at 0.5k How can I isolate these? Edit: High pass 400, ...
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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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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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Any ideas on copying this voice effect?

Trying to copy the effects from this video: mainly the ones at: 0:30 - 0:40 2:12 - 2:42 5:31 - 5:47 I'm only really able to use Audacity and Adobe Audition so ...
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What are the audio settings that affect distortion on abrupt stop?

I tried to use in my Unity game a sound I found on the internet that I slightly changed through Audacity. But I ran into a problem: when I close my game and the sound abruptly stops, there's a ...
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The illusion of 3D sound in Audacity

I am looking for a way to make audio sound like it's above your head and then below your head in Audacity. Is there a way to accomplish this?
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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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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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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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Isolating acoustic events in spectrogram in audacity [duplicate]

What is the best way to isolate individual acoustic events in the spectrogram view of an audio file in audacity? I have some recordings of conversations I need to analyze but the microphone was placed ...
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Start recording with delay and stop early

I'm new to audacity (and recording) and mostly love it. But there is one problem I face when I record myself reading. I tend to make pauses quite often, so I interrupt the recording with space and ...
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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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Help with evil character voice effect

So i am creating this character for an animated series and i am in charge for its voice he is an evil character cunning and perverse i was thinking to make him sound like The Darkness 2 for reference ...
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How can I reduce noise on vocal track using Audacity

I extracted vocal-only from a song using AI online service and this is the result. Speechless Vocal Only As you can see, there is still noise in this track especially on the lyrics "Whenever they try"....
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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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Creating single channel sound (left or right) with no audio bleed into the other channel

Noob to sound engineering and not sure if this is a hardware/software query. I am trying to create a audio stream that plays a sound out of just the left channel. Eventually I want to create audio ...
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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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How to replicate specific sound effect

so I would like to know how to replicate this specific sound effect that plays in this video. I would like to note that I am attempting to use Audacity to replicate said sound effect. The sound effect ...
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Audacity: Show track names in compact view

My Problem I am using audacity to merge multiple short audio files to a log one, with some overlaps. The tracks disaply their waveform, which is not important to me, but without their name (that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...