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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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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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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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Will editing an MP3 harm the quality?

I recently recorded something in MP3 — I should have done FLAC, but it’s way too late — and I wanted to edit those soundtracks from 5 minutes to about 2 minutes each. I edit in Audacity. Will loading ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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How to remove unwanted noise peaks in sound files 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Import FFmpeg into Audacity

I'm trying to import FFmpeg into Audacity (so I can encode AAC audio) But the latest FFmpeg Windows build doesn't include the avformat-55.dll file I need. Where can I find this file, or is it not ...
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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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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 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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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 view the periodogram or FFT of a WAV file in Audacity?

I’m trying to visualize the periodogram (or the Fourier transform (FFT)) of a WAV file (not a spectrogram produced by a sliding window). Is it possible to do this using Audacity?
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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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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 http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/...
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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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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 can I import audio sequentially in Audacity?

I am currently work on a large recording project. It consists of various telephone recordings that I then narrate in separate files. Each recording and corresponding narrated it saved in a separate ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to enhance 22.05 kHz speech audio material for listening purposes to 44.1 kHz?

I have found a really interesting radio novel on the web, and I would like to attract attention of one of my acquaintances to it. Unfortunately the audio material has poor quality, only 22.05 kHz and ...
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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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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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How much disk space is required for importing a 180MB mp3 file into Audacity?

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and Audacity 2.1.2. I would like to split a 180MB mp3 file (that is several hours of audio) into smaller chunks (chapters). The drive I am working on has about 5GB of free ...
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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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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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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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Converting AC3 audio to AAC in Audacity

I have a number of Music Videos I am converting from DVD to MP4. Unfortunately I find the audio levels are all different. It is easy enough to get similar audio leves by using Audacity but would ...