Audacity is a free and open-source digital audio recording and editing application featuring support for a large number of file formats, multitrack mixing and a wide selection of digital effects, with support for more effects via LADSPA (and optionally VST) plug-ins.

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How to listen to a file by looping regions?

I need to listen to audio files in short looped fragments (useful for transcribing). I have found a few apps that let me define regions (VLC, Audacity) and that let me play these regions in a loop, ...
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Export Audacity tracklist with timestamps

I have a simple Audacity podcast project with several mp3 files in different tracks. Is it possible to export this list with the timestamps for each song? I've added some fade effects to it, so the ...
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Resampling raw data in Audacity results in similar filesize

I am trying to use Audacity 2.1.1 (win32) to manipulate larger files (up to 40 million samples) with oscilloscope sample data. This has so far been successful when importing and exporting PCM unsigned ...
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Audacity adds a gap when exporting mp3

I created a loop Audacity which was 10.549s long, I exported it to mp3, now when I open the exported file via Audacity it now has a gap at the beginning making it 10.58s long. The loop I made that ...
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trying to salvage overloaded mic sound

I'm trying to salvage footage where apparently the mic was being overloaded (a lot). I'm an complete audacity noob, so i'm hoping that it is fixable in some way. When i look at it imported into ...
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How do I record stream from internet to my computer using Audacity if I use optical output from onboard sound to home theater?

In the past I have used Audacity to record anything from my computer including streaming from internet. I have been trying to do that recently but I have not been able to I guess because my sound now ...
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MME, Windows DirectSound or Wasapi

so im using Audacity and was wondering wich recording device/system I should use for the best audio quality? There is MME, Windows DirectSound and Wasapi.Im on a Windows 7 laptop and I tried them all ...
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Will editing an MP3 harm the quality?

I recently recorded something in MP3—I should have done FLAC but its way too late—and I wanted to edit those soundtracks from 5 minutes to about 2 minutes each. I edit in Audacity. Will loading it, ...
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Record audio from Microphone and Computer/Speakers at same time?

The title basically says it all, this is what I have: Windows 8.1 x64 Playback Devices: Speakers(default): Levels: Realtek HD audio output: 54 (There are no other sliders on this screen) ...
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Continuous recording, capture last few minutes when key pressed

I have Audacity and I have REAPER. All I want is to have e.g. REAPER recording continuously in the background then when I hit some key while browsing or playing a game, the following should happen: ...
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Why is audacity recording at a slower speed

A while ago I used Audacity to record the output from the computer speakers by using PulseAudio Volume Control to redirect the output to the "microphone". It worked fine. I then used Effect > Change ...
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How to echo microphone with certain delay on macbook

I want to play the input to my macbook pro's microphone through headphones/speakers after certain delay(5 seconds). I have been doing this on ubuntu for years, using a variation to the answers of this ...
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To record sounds from 3.5 - 3.5 mm audio in Audacity

I have this kind of setting 3.5 - 3.5 mm cable from Macbook Air to iPhone 4s put some sounds like Spotify on and play want to record this sound in Audacity of Macbook My audacity My setup I ...
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How do I remove background tv music?

I have an audio recording of a recent meeting, the stupid thing I did was leave the TV on MTV. Now listening to the recording the music is more dominant than the actual speech and vocals. Is there a ...
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How to record both input and output audio simultaneously?

I'm trying to record a phone call made with Google Voice Chat using Audacity. I'm running Linux Mint 17. In this example, I'm making an outbound phone call from my computer to a person on a normal ...
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In what format is Audacity processing compressed audio files?

What is Audacity doing with a compressed format when importing an mp3 or flac into it? It looks like it is extracting it When I open a wav file, it looks different - it just processes for a ...
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What is the best format to convert a WMA file into in order to process it in Audacity?

I have a WMA audio recording that I want to process in Audacity in order to remove noise etc but Audacity would not open it. Converting it to mp3 gives the warning that it will lose quality even ...
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Is it possible to run two separate instances (copies, versions) of Audacity?

What I want is two separate instances of Audacity running in parallel as to separate programs with different settings. I want one to use WASAPI as audio host and speakers as input device (the 2.0.5 ...
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Free solution to create a virtual sound device in Windows? (Skype speakers both virtual and real)

Trying to learn how to record a Skype conversation, I found here that this can be done on a Mac with Audacity and other free applications (by adding an aggregated device and a multi-output device in ...
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Water speakers without the sound output?

I'm not sure if I'm asking this in the right place here, so please forgive me if not. It's a bit of a strange one. I have a set of water speakers, which I absolutely love, and I'd like to be able to ...
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Only use cross fade in on a part of the sound

I'm modifying sounds for a game purpose. Most of the sounds have too slow start, so mostly I need to cut off the silent beginning. However, the beginning is not completely silent, so after cutting, I ...
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Audacity: save just a sound file, not a Project

I commonly use Audacity to make simple edits to a single sound file: trim, filter, fade-in, a few edits, etc. Just one file. Not a full-blown "project" in audacity-speak. Can I then just ...
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Making a simple mono wav into a 3D sound with a position

Is it possible to take a simple mono sound file and then via some tool or maybe an Audacity effect of some sort turn it into a 3D sound with a specified position in 3D space? Or is this only possible ...
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How do I move audio from one portion to another in Audacity?

I want to select a portion of audio and then move it by dragging it to different areas in the same track. How do I accomplish this?
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Compress the silence - audio file formats

How do you compress audio silence? I'm using Audacity and have been exporting variable compression mp3s. But a 1minute audio track is about the same file size regardless of how much silence there ...
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How to get good sound recording quality?

Here is my current recording setup. I run a mic and a guitar line into an Alesis Multimix 6 mixer and from there, a USB goes into a Sound Blaster Recon 3D Fatal1ty sound card. I am using Audacity to ...
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Automatically split a wav file at silences and name them automatically

I would like to cut my recording of old audiotapes, etc. automatically at parts of silence. The perfect tool would do this: a batch script, that splits the recording automatically at silence save ...
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In Audacity, is it necessary to compact or clean-up files to recover disk space?

Not intimately familiar with the program yet. Is there any step necessary to the recover disk space used for temp files, data which has been deleted from the session, etc.? Just wondering, because I ...
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How to stop recording after x minuts o silence in Audacity?

I am using Audacity to record sound from webinar recordings. There could be few minutes of silence during the webinar. I want to set up Audacity to stop recording the best would be after let's ...
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Remove this 'crackle' from song with Audacity?

I purchased a song from AudioJungle and unfortunately it has some type of crackle artifact that I can't seem to remove. Here's a brief clip of the audio: http://puu.sh/1WAC6/12bf9a35f5.mp3 You can ...
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Why can't I record my microphone when audio is playing through my speakers?

I have a Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221 device in my Compaq Presario CQ-60 211DX, and I want to record a Cyberacoustics headset through it via a standard 3.5mm jack. When I do this normally, ...
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Convert with audacity from bash

I have multiple .wav files (numbered from 1) which I want to convert them to .mp3. audacity can do that with opening a file and exporting using it's GUI. Is there a way that I do this with a bash ...
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Record what I hear [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I record system sounds (apps) in Audacity? How can I record sound that's playing? (obviously I don't want to hold a microphone to the speaker for quality's ...
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Remove Noise from m4b (audiobook) file

I have an audiobook in m4b-format (with metadata such as chaptermarks etc) that unluckily contains a high pitched background noise. What is the best tool/workflow for OS X to remove this unwanted ...
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LAME library in Audacity

Does anybody know which version of LAME library works with Audacity program? I would like to export sound into MP3. I downloaded latest Audacity (29.6.2012) and latest LAME lib (28.2.2012), but ...
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Need to split stereo track, discard right channel, and remove noise

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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How to view the bitrate of a media file in Audacity

How can I view the bitrate of a media file in Audacity? There are lots of instructions on how to change the bitrate of a file, but I can't find anything about finding the bitrate of the original ...
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Make recorded voice sound like specific tenor / actor?

This might seem unusual but I need to edit an audio file(wav) that is saying some sentences for a presentation and make it sound like a certain tenor that I can find audio samples in the Internet. I ...
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audacity - convert multiple .aup's to .mp3's

I have a bunch of about 130 .aup files (all recordings of vinyls) that I would like to convert to mp3. Each .aup is an entire side of the vinyl (I don't want to split the tracks - the whole side as ...
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Sound Mixer on Windows to mix sound over several output devices

I am looking for software that primarily let me mix sound over all devices, sound-cards etc. For example to have sound mixed over a blue-tooth headset and laptop speakers. It should also be possible ...
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audacity resampling

When I try to resample an audio file I go to track->resample then set the new sample rate and the sample rate appears as the changed one then I click file->export and save it as wav. When I open the ...
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Batch convert .wav to mp3 and ogg?

I have a few hundred .wav files that I need to convert to both ogg and mp3 format. Is there a way that I can do this in batch either from Audacity or from some other command line tool?
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Completely cutting silence out of an audio file

I record lecture notes, and they contain giant pauses filled with white noise. Is there some way I can get rid of those passages completely? Using Audacity, I can reduce the white noise (i.e. turn it ...
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How can I record a podcast?

There are a couple of podcasts I have heard that I would like to record. How can I do this? I have Audacity, will this help? I am using Windows XP The solution I found uses the Stereo Mix option: ...
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How to automatic start recording and duplicating the sound wave in Audacity

I am trying to record a sound wave through mic in audacity and generating its inverse simultaneously. and want to play them simultaneously, but have been unable to do that till now. Is there any way ...
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How do I create a WAV file that only plays on rear speakers?

How do I create or convert a WAV file to play only with rear speakers. What Windows/Linux software could I use to do that? I tried to use Audacity but with no results.
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In which program I can generate signal with 3 harmonics 1000Hz frequency?

Generate signal with main harmonic - 1000Hz frequency and two other harmonics (second and third) with the same frequency. I found Audacity but I don't know how to do such there. Help me please. P.S. I ...
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Audacity's Export Selection: How can I export a file using the Nero AAC Encoder?

I'd like to use the Nero AAC Encoder to create my lossy files. Here's what is happening: I open a WAV file in Audacity. I select the portion of the audio I need to export and click export ...
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How do I install a plugin for Audacity on OS X?

I'm trying to install one of these plugins. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/nyquistplugins The there is only a .txt and a .ny file. The instructions ( ...
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How can I split an audacity recording track at regular intervals?

It look like there are a number of ways to split an Audacity audio recording: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/Audacity_Tracks_and_Clips ...