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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Audacity: Assign left channel to both channels in mp3 file

I'm using Audacity 1.3.12-beta on Mac OS X 10.6.7. In a band we recorded a couple of songs - in mono - and I converted them to mp3 files right away. And of course, I deleted the recordings immediately ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to remove unwanted noise peaks in sound files using any software (in Windows)?

How can I remove the peaks in the top channel shown in the image..? they are noises This Image is from audacity
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Audacity Nyquist plugin location in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, is there a place in my home folder where I can put Nyquist plugins so that Audacity will see them?
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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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How to record multitrack in Audacity?

I have an Alesis 8 channel USB 2.0 Multimix. I can connect it to the computer through an USB port, obviously. How can I use Audacity to record multiple tracks from it, and have them separate inside ...
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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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Recording audio playback in Windows with PulseAudio?

I would like to record the playback audio of my computer using software such as Audacity. Unfortunately, my audio card software does not come with a stereo mix input, and after reading these two ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 do I tune the flac options to store ripped music

Using Uuntu 10.4 with Audacity. I'd like to store ripped tracks taken from vinyl with a Sony LX300 turntable (and some CD tracks) in an archival format that I can later convert for use on a portable ...
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Seeking automated toolchain for WAV cleanup and conversion to MP3 (currently using Audacity manually)

I use Finale with the Garritan sounds to convert my music into WAV files; after that I manually load each one into Audacity and select all use the "normalize" effect (with default settings) ...
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Choppy sound and recording in Audacity

I have an Audacity project with around 25 tracks, absolutely no overlap between them. I'm trying to record from a microphone with some overlap and the playback gets really chopped while recording and ...
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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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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 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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Is there an audio recording application/tool that has Tivo-like functionality? [closed]

I do a lot of live speech recording that requires me to quickly jump back and then transcribe a particular piece of the audio, then go back to recording again, while still maintaining the full audio ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Could conversion to MP3 cause a the file to start earlier?

I recorded a track(track1) in audacity on top of another track (track2) and then exported only track1 as an mp3. it now seems that track1 kind of starts 1/2 a second early. Could this happened due to ...
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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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Listening and recording at the same time with Audacity and Virtual Audio Cable

first sorry if it's been asked before, i couldn't find anything related to my problem. i need to listen what i'm recording via Audacity and Virtual Audio Cable at the same time, Virtual Audio Cable ...
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What can Audacity do that CEP can't?

What can Audacity do that CEP(Audition) can't? Having been a few years since my last audio project and never coming close to fully utilizing all CEP had to offer, I can't conceive of anything that was ...
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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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Tools/workflow for editing out unneeded bits from long recorded dialog?

I have a bunch of recorded dialogs between multiple speakers. I need to manually remove (most of) the lines of certain speakers, trim out extraneous bits from the remaining speakers, cut out pauses, ...
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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 to find “track marks” in audio file using Audacity?

Audacity 2.0.3 I have a Sony ICD-PX333 recorder which support the track mark functionality. Track mark allows one to place audio labels whilst recording. Once the audio file is connected to the PC, ...