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by DVDdoug
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Making Music with Audacity
Topic: multitrack recording
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: multitrack recording

Note that most USB mixers are not multi-channel interfaces. Most of them just give you the stereo-mix out of the USB port. There are some higher-end Presonus and Behringer mixers that double as multi-channel interfaces. And, I've seen one 4-channel mixer that could record 4-channels but I can't reme...
by DVDdoug
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Inability to convert .MP3 to .MID
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Inability to convert .MP3 to .MID

That's not as easy as you think and Audacity as VERY limited MIDI capabilities. There are applications the MAY be able to do it, depending on the complexity of the MP3. Google "audio to MIDI". Going the other way around (MIDI to audio) is an everyday thing for a MIDI application. (Audacity can't do ...
by DVDdoug
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: ONE DISTORTED CHANNEL WITH STEREO RECORDING
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: ONE DISTORTED CHANNEL WITH STEREO RECORDING

Let's go back to Steve's question... Do you really need stereo? Is your ham radio really stereo? Or, is transmission on the left & reception on the right? Etc? Or do you have a Y-Splitter, sending the same signal to left & right? via STEREO/LINE IN This is a desktop/tower computer, right? (Most lapt...
by DVDdoug
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: ONE DISTORTED CHANNEL WITH STEREO RECORDING
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: ONE DISTORTED CHANNEL WITH STEREO RECORDING

During playback to a stereo headset the single channel shows very low, almost nonexistent level and is distorted. What do you mean "shows low"? Is the waveform smaller on one side? It would be unusual for the waveforms to be different from the recording meters. What happens when you swap the left &...
by DVDdoug
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: DJ Mixing Software
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: DJ Mixing Software

Is there any DJ software that will see audacity files? AUP project files are ONLY for use by Audacity. Or at least the wave files from audacity projects. Any DJ software should be able to play WAV, AAC, or MP3, and maybe FLAC. What features do you need? Windows Media Player, iTunes, or "good-old" W...
by DVDdoug
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Problems editing audio book to pass acx
Replies: 18
Views: 188

Re: Problems editing audio book to pass acx

I am asking if there are specific settings I need to set before I start recording (for the items listed ACX requirements below)? I understand what you mean regarding the background noise. I will work on it. -Each file must measure between -23dB and -18dB RMS. -Each file must have peak values no hig...
by DVDdoug
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: DVD player won't play recording
Replies: 11
Views: 150

Re: DVD player won't play recording

It was already set to 128 kbps but there was no option for CBR. Hopefully, this will work for you. Some notes about MP3: - As you probably know, MP3 is lossy compression. It throws-away data* to make a smaller file, plus it uses some other "tricks" for compression. A 128 kpbs MP3 is about 1/10th th...
by DVDdoug
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Nagra Reference Tone
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Nagra Reference Tone

Yeah... After recording, if you wish you can run the Amplify or Normalize effect to bring the digital peaks up to 0dB.

...If you were do to that with analog tape, you'd boost the tape noise along with the signal, but with digital there is no tape noise.
by DVDdoug
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Ribbon Mic recording [CLOSED]
Replies: 8
Views: 81

Re: Ribbon Mic recording

I just bought a copy of the plans for the Austin DIY Ribbon Mic and want to use it in Audacity... ...I'm trying to record professional voiceovers and this was an inexpensive option. That seems like a really bad idea to me. It might turn-out OK but microphone construction is an art. The odds are it'...
by DVDdoug
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Mac OS X
Topic: Low Bitrate When Exporting FLACs to AACs
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: Low Bitrate When Exporting FLACs to AACs

I'm not a Mac user so I can't help with the nitty-gritty details... A FLAC (made from a CD*) is usually around 700kbps so your 320kbps files will be about half the size. At 500kbps you wouldn't be saving much space at all. Is it worth it? And I suspect you're making AAC files, not MP3. AAC is suppos...