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by DVDdoug
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Does anyone know what this sound is?
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Does anyone know what this sound is?

Generally, "this kind" of noise gets into the mic's analog electronics through the USB power. (The same thing can happen with USB powered audio interfaces.) With a different computer the noise will probably be better, worse, or just different. And, different mics can be more, or less, sensitive to p...
by DVDdoug
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Cannot select less than a millisecond
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Cannot select less than a millisecond

I'd guess you're set up to Select At Zero-crossings.
by DVDdoug
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Please help with maximum good settings.
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Please help with maximum good settings.

Note that mixing is done by summation so it's easy to get clipping. The easiest solution to that is to export to floating-point (which can go over 0dB without clipping), then re-open the floating-point file and Normalize or Amplify to bring the peaks safely-down to 0dB. Then, export to whatever fina...
by DVDdoug
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Need editing help!
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Need editing help!

For smoother cuts-and-splices there are a couple of "tricks" - Cut on the zero-crossings , or make a crossfade (fade-in, fade-out, and overlap). The crossfade can be very short (a few milliseconds) so you don't notice it, but you still get a smooth "splice". The musical-timing can be tricky and it w...
by DVDdoug
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Uploading audacity narration to Windows live movie maker
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Uploading audacity narration to Windows live movie maker

I've never used that application but virtually all video editors can do that. I currently use Cyberlink Power Director and in the past I've used Corel Video Studio, and sometimes I use Womble MPEG Video Wizard for certain MPEG editing tasks. All of these go for around $100 USD. The various Vegas pro...
by DVDdoug
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Short question... Can I change the "waveform"? With what tool?
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Short question... Can I change the "waveform"? With what tool?

I can't listen to your file at the moment, 'cause I'm at work...

But, make sure Windows "Enhancements" are disabled. If that's the problem, you'll probably have to re-record.
by DVDdoug
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Recording digital piano
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Recording digital piano

I have an AKAI LPK25 and haven't been able to use it for anything. That's a MIDI controller only... There is no analog or digital audio output. And, Audacity is NOT a MIDI application. If you are running a MIDI application and generating sound through the computer, Audacity can record the sound com...
by DVDdoug
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Fix an improper instrument and vocal mix
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Fix an improper instrument and vocal mix

If you click the drop-down arrow in that same little window and select Split Stereo Track you'll be able to adjust/edit the left & right channels independently. ...And this is up to you, but it will probably sound more natural with the vocal and piano both panned to the center, or near the center, r...
by DVDdoug
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: increase volume in parts of speech recording?
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: increase volume in parts of speech recording?

I have tried to amplify but background noise gets amplified too. Is it perhaps possible to do something or should I forget about it? Yes, that's what happens and you have to live with it. :( Depending on what you're doing, sometimes it's best to type-up a transcript (if you can understand what's be...
by DVDdoug
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Audio will not play through headphones in audacity
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Audio will not play through headphones in audacity

Check the Audacity Playback Device selection.