freeze frame for audio

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freeze frame for audio

Permanent link to this post Posted by quietleader » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:47 pm

Hello,

I am using Audacity version 2.1.3.0 on Mac OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan)

I've searched this forum and haven't found an answer to my question. My apologies if this has already been discussed.

Question: can Audacity sustain a note that is selected in a pre-recorded music file? This would be equivalent to creating a freeze frame in video.
The music file I'm working with is "Hey Jude" by The Beatles. I want to select any note in that song and freeze/sustain it for up to 10 seconds.

If this is not possible in Audacity, please let me know what alternatives might be available.

Thanks!
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Re: freeze frame for audio

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:25 pm

Video editors are repeatedly playing one video frame, so that's where the stuttering single note comes from. mamamamamamadedededededetutututututu.

Audacity doesn't have video frames, so there is no good reference.

I don't know of a good easy way to simulate that effect, either, short of repeatedly duplicating one single selected and copied note.

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Re: freeze frame for audio

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:44 pm

quietleader wrote:Question: can Audacity sustain a note that is selected in a pre-recorded music file? This would be equivalent to creating a freeze frame in video.
The music file I'm working with is "Hey Jude" by The Beatles. I want to select any note in that song and freeze/sustain it for up to 10 seconds.

Audacity has an effect called PaulStretch which will do that ...
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The chorus effect on Paulstretch is unavoidable.

If you want the sustained note all at the same volume just repeat a short section, (it will sound like a glitched CD) ...
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