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 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 file....
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Android media playback - mp3 (and ogg) sound is distorted from phone speakers

I have lately been converting audio cassettes to digital sound, using Audacity. I am successful with many of them, but I encounter a peculiar problem during some of these conversions, that no web ...
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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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How do I permamently, and *accurately* synchronize audio

I have a Japanese film with Japanese audio in mkv format, and English audio for the film in mka format, however the English audio is roughly 3.5 seconds too fast. I can drag both audio tracks into ...
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Read wav file header - possibly with audacity - on linux

On ubuntu linux, I want to be able to inspect a wav file such that I can read the wav header to determine the format. I have the tool audacity which, as an audio tool seems pretty good, but I can't ...
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Using Audacity to find and eliminate spikes

I downloaded a song that, for whatever reason, has tiny (much too short to eliminate using noise removal) peaks laced throughout it. The track is a little over an hour long, so finding and repairing ...
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How to edit system sound in Audacity?

I can apply certain effects to audio files in Audacity. Can I apply them to the entire Windows system as well? Like the sound coming from my speakers. I don't want to record it, but edit it in ...
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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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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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How to record the output of audio card in 10 second chunks?

I want to record the output of my sound card. I understand that there are options (e.g. Stereo Mix with Audacity, Virtual Audio Cable, etc...). However, I want to record it in 10 second chunks (or ...
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ffmpeg: Removing parts with silence: Efficiently remove several parts of a Video

I'm trying to remove parts of a video, where there is no (or little) audio. For this I use audacity (Analyze->Sound finder) and export the Label Track. This results in something like this: 0.000000 ...
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Replace segment with ambient noise in Audacity

I have an video recording where the audio part consists of people speaking and various ambient noise, where I would like to remove some of the spoken parts. I am not a sound engineer pro, but I ...
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How do I reorder labelled selections/clips for 1 audio track, in Audacity?

Preface: This doesn't seem to answer my question. Suppose that I added labels to my 1 Audio Track, as follows: How do I reorder the 4 labelled clips? Abbreviate Q as Question and A as Answer. For ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 to increase volume on multiple MP3s at once?

I know how to use Audacity to increase the volume of one MP3 at a time. What I have is a folder of audio files and I'd like to increase the volume of all of them without the need to open each one ...
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Quiet Sound while recording using the “Stereo Mix” option on Windows XP

I'm trying to record some of my work, and the video capture program I'm using works fine. It's HyperCam2, and since it's not really professional, I don't care about that little thing in the corner. ...
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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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Audacity: process audio recording

I got an audio file and it was recorded too close to the mic, I can listen to some vibrations at the end of the words and with the 's'. I want to fix it using Audacity. What should I do?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "file/save"...
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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 can I record system sounds (apps) in Audacity?

Or another similar program? All I want to do is record the sounds coming from say firefox, or any other app, for use as samples in music. I need to do this in both windows and linux (ubuntu 9.10). ...
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Is there a free “AutoTune” plugin for Audacity?

I have plugged in GSnap in Audacity. How do I get the "tune" effect shown in the video Auto Tuning?
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Where does Audacity keep a user's configuration files?

I've just installed Audacity on SLED 11, from the Education repository if it matters. I'm trying to set some defaults, but need to know where the audacity configuration files live.
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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 is....
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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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How do I automatically split an audio file where a tone occurs?

I have an audio recording in which 1 kHz tones divide its segments. There are so many segments that it would take a while to use Audacity to manually split the file. Is there an automatic plug-in or ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...