very poor sound after recording music

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very poor sound after recording music

Permanent link to this post Posted by carolcruis » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:54 am

I installed the Audacity dvd and have had no luck as far as editing, noise removal, etc. In fact when I go to effect or edit, all of the menus are grayed out. The sound is very staticy alhtough on my 33 player it sounds great. I have Windows 7, 64 bit. This is very frustrating, as it should not be that complicated. I have tried the tutorials, tips, manual, etc. with no success. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: very poor sound after recording music

Permanent link to this post Posted by bgravato » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:40 am

Which audacity version do you have?

Try downloading and installing the latest beta which is the recommended version for windows 7: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/beta_windows

Also note that you can't apply effects in playing/recording/pause mode. Most menus will be grayed out. Hit stop and then apply the effects.
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Re: very poor sound after recording music

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:51 am

For a start you have posted in the wrong section of the forum - this section is for people having trouble compiling/building Audacity from scratch.

You say that you have installed from DVD, I infer from this that you acquired Audacity as a result of purchasing a USB turntable or USB tapedeck. If that is the case then you almost certainly have 1.2.6 - and this version is not good for Windows 7. Instead you should be using the latest Beta 1.3.12. You can get it from here: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

See this sticky thread from the 1.3.7 section of the forum: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=16111

Not sure if you've already seen this article in the Wiki: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Windows_7_OS

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