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Questions tagged [audacity]

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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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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How to stop recording after x minutes of silence in Audacity?

I am using Audacity to record sound from webinar recordings.  There could be a 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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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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ffmpeg reduce background noise

Audacity has a great noise reduction process that I've found works very well: select a "quiet" sample section of audio, choose Effects>Noise Reduction>Get Noise Profile. Then select whole stream, ...
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Installing Audacity plugins without administrative privileges

Is there a way to direct Audacity in the Program Files (x86) folder to look into my flash drive for its plugins? I am not allowed to change any program files due to lack of administrative privilege, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to cut mp3 file with Audacity without losing any quality (recording, etc.)?

I want to cut mp3 files with Audacity without losing any quality (recording, etc.). I am aware of other options but I want to do it with Audacity if possible because I use it for other things too.
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No “Mono” option for each track

I followed this link https://audacity.wonderhowto.com/how-to/remove-vocals-from-songs-using-audacity-162272/ to remove vocal from a song in mp3 format. When I reach "Step 4 Set Each Track to Mono", ...
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Audacity hangs while editing common labels

Using Audacity in Debian Jessie, I opened a full album mp3 (about 41.6 MB, 43 minutes), and I want to split it in smaller mp3 using labels. The problem is, sometimes, when I start to edit a label, it ...
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Audacity allow to change both bitrate and sampling rate

Audacity lets to change both the sampling rate and bit rate while exporting the audio file.Does this mean that after the bit rate change the previously changed sampling rate is changed according to ...
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Steinberg's Nuendo 4 Video Subtitles

I am using Steinberg's Nuendo 4 to edit audio tracks in an H264 MP4 video, and I would like to show the subtitles in the Nuendo local video player. Nuendo 4 doesn't seem to have import subtitles ...
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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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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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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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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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Can't select spectral range in Audacity

On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, in both audacity from the repo (2.2.1) and form the current release source code (2.3.2), I can't select a range. All the tutorials (including the ones on YouTube) indicate in ...
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PC How to record phone call - other side speech is NOT recorded?

On VOIP phone call, using Zoiper software on computer (Windows 10), I am trying to record the entire phone call conversation but the problem is that Audacity, regardless if incoming ( * ) or outgoing (...
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Removing the first and last second of a segment?

Is it possible to set up a recording delay? And also to automate the removal of the last few moments of a segment I've recorded? I'm trying to preclude keyboard/mouse sounds rather than process them ...
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To remove the most recent segment of recording?

I'm trying to create a hotkey that will start the recording over when I'm recording a segment of audio. For example, if I'm 3 minutes into my recording, press pause, record 20 seconds, and then ...
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No Stereo Mix Input in brand new MS Surface Pro 6?

I require stereo mix input for my work (use of Audacity, Goldwave and Sound Forge). It is not disabled. It is simply not there. Have downloaded audio drivers from Realtek and via W10 Update, no change....
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I have 2 Audacity windows: how can I use microphone 1 in window 1 and microphone 2 in window 2?

I have 2 Audacity windows: how can I use microphone 1 in window 1 and microphone 2 in window 2? Whenever I change the microphone in one window, it changes the microphone and the other window. I use ...
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Why are wav and mp3 files different lengths in some tools and frameworks?

Using Audacity, I have exported a mp3 file from a very short wav file. Bringing the mp3 file back into Audacity and viewing the wav and mp3 together shows the files as different lengths with (mostly!)...
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In Audacity is There Any Way to Add New Tracks at the Current Location?

In Audacity whenever you start a new track it adds it to the very bottom of your project. If you're on track #10 in the middle of fifty tracks, this is super annoying, as you then have to drag the ...
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Using Audacity to record a call

I set Windows WASAPI, Microphone Array (laptop built in soundcard), 2 (Stereo) like this: and it records what I am saying but not the other party. I guess I could run another project to record the ...
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Audacity won't see my headphones, but still plays on them

Audacity sees only "Microsoft sound mapper" and "speakers", while my headphones are also plugged in. If I select "Microsoft sound mapper" it will obviously play on the headphones, but if I select "...
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How to start WASAPI recording immediately regardless of system sound output?

I use Audacity's WASAPI feature to do all loopback recording. Recently I've had a problem where it will not start recording until it detects any sound, instead of recording right away regardless of ...
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Audacity freezes when attempting to record from my blue snowball microphone, while it's plugged into a hub

Audacity, by and large, works fine for me. I use Linux Mint 19 at the moment. When I have my Blue Snowmall microphone plugged in directly, it has zero issues reading from it. However, when I plug ...
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Has stereo mix really disappeared from Surface Pro / Windows 10?

I cannot find stereo mix anywhere on my surface pro (5). Looking on Internet, seems people have same problem https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/surface/forum/surfpro4-surfmusic/how-can-i-enable-...
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Is it possible to use Audacity as a simple sample editor?

It's a weird question but here's my workflow. I want to be able to open a WAV file from other DAWs, like Ableton or Reason in Audacity. Apply some effects and maybe do some slicing, then get the ...
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How can I apply a chain in Audacity only using the keyboard?

I can navigate most of Audacity's dialogs using only the keyboard, but I cannot find how to use the "Apply to Current Project" button from the "Apply Chain" dialog window. I can move up or down to ...
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Audio files corrected by mp3gain won't play in Audacity anymore

I'm using mp3gain to adjust the volume of several mp3 tracks (I want them to sound equally loud). I have downloaded the source code from the project website, unzipped it to a folder and run make and ...
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Audio crackle when using Multi-Output Device (Mac OS)

(It's my first post on this forum, please edit this Q if necessary.) I have recently obtained a copy of Ableton Live + a Launchpad, which I am using to record covers of songs. After a bit of googling ...
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Improve audio recording volume using Audacity

I have an audio recording in .amr format. The audio is around 40-45 minutes long. I have two persons voice recorded in it. The recorder was nearer to one person than the other. I would like to make ...
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Reorder audio in Audacity

Let's say I have an mp3 with 2 distinct parts and silence separating them: 00:00:00 to 00:00:15 - first part of audio 00:00:15 to 00:00:30 - silence 00:00:30 to 00:00:45 - second part of audio How ...
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WAV Audio File Repair with Audacity: Increase Speed and Remove Repeated Gaps

I have a corrupt mono wav file: 16 bit PCM 44100Hz - mono. It is a recording of 2 voices. Voice 1 can be heard if the speed is increased by 5 times exactly. Voice 2 is heard if the "gaps" / silences ...
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Audacity | Track Name (layers) | batch-export all of track-audio according to it's given Name

Audacity 2.1.2 Windows7_x64_hp Using Audacity as my preferred audio-editor, I've managed to use it long enough to understand it's mistakes and hassles. PROBLEM I want to be able to Batch-export ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...