When importing background track the quality sounds very bad

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When importing background track the quality sounds very bad

Permanent link to this post Posted by achamo » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:27 am

Hello,
I'm new to Audacity. I'm using 2.1.3 on a mac os 10.12.6

I'm trying to record self hypnosis programs. I recorder my voice with a samson usb mic, this part worked great and got the hang of editing and removing background noise.
When I imported the background music (that has alpha brain bits), it is showing and playing it on a separate track (as it should) but the quality is extremely bad to a point it very unpleasant. I adjusted the track volume but stil, there is a huge difference in quality when I listen to it in Itunes compared to here.
I tried exporting the following formats: M4A, WAV,aiff,mp3 all of them at 44100hz

Any advice on how to get over this.
also, do you recommend "mix and render"?

Thank you
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Re: When importing background track the quality sounds very

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:52 pm

achamo wrote:the quality is extremely bad to a point it very unpleasant

By "extremely bad", do you mean that it sounds "distorted" (like when you turn the volume up too loud)?
If you import the track into a new, empty, Audacity project (with no other tracks), does it sound OK?
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