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by DVDdoug
Thu May 13, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Huffmann data overrun
Replies: 16
Views: 11655

Re: Huffmann data overrun

I am then able to save as .mp3 for further processing. Any "further processing" should be done before you export to MP3. If you want to save a temporary/intermediate file, save as WAV. As you may know, MP3 is lossy compression. Audacity (and all "regular" audio editors) decompress the file so when ...
by DVDdoug
Wed May 12, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Editing stored names of artists, year, genre, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Editing stored names of artists, year, genre, etc.

I use MP3Tag . It works with most formats, not just MP3. Or there are other "metadata" or "tagging" applications. MP3Tag supports album artwork (audacity does not). And, you canselect a whole folder or several files at once to edit the common information all at once. You can do it in Audacity but Au...
by DVDdoug
Wed May 12, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Mastering
Replies: 15
Views: 167

Re: Mastering

If you open the .NY file in notepad you'll see a comment with the version. I believe the latest is version 4. But... I thought the current recommendation is to us Loudness Normalization with the RMS option.... Loudness Normalization is a built-in effect and it doesn't have it's own version number. a...
by DVDdoug
Wed May 12, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Loud buzzing when transferring from standalone cassette recorder [CLOSED]
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: Loud buzzing when transferring from standalone cassette recorder

Is it possible the buzz is on tapes? Are they homemade tapes? Does the buzz continue when the tape is paused? I have to use the "Ear" output to plug in a cable to the PC (Windows 10). I tried to hook it up to the aux/Line In input and I got loud buzzing. Tried to hook it up to the mic and same thing...
by DVDdoug
Tue May 11, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Clipping
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Clipping

I carry a Tascam DR40. That's better than nothing. Unless you have some special requirements it should be fine and it's probably better than lots of things! There's no fan making noise and compared to a computer there are not as many things to mess-up. It could be GREAT in a soundproof studio! For ...
by DVDdoug
Tue May 11, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Audacity in Education
Topic: Student turned in aup3 file, is it possible to convert?
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Student turned in aup3 file, is it possible to convert?

What version of Audacity are you running? AUP3 is new starting with version 3.0.0.

If you don't NEED an Audacity project file, ask the student to turn-in a regular audio file (MP3 or WAV, etc.).
by DVDdoug
Tue May 11, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Buzzing in audio, especially noticeable after compression or raising volume
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Buzzing in audio, especially noticeable after compression or raising volume

I can't listen right now but since nobody has responded yet... Hum or buzz could be a bad microphone cable. If moving the cable around changes the buzz the cable is probably bad (maybe a broken ground/shield connection). Or if you have a different cable, just try it. Of course boosting the volume al...
by DVDdoug
Tue May 11, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: macOS
Topic: Recording a band
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Recording a band

Books have been written for that. ;) If the whole band is playing at the same time you'll need a multichannel interface, and of course multiple microphones. You'll probably want at least 2 mics on the drums and maybe more. Here is some information about multi-track recording. You'll need to separate...
by DVDdoug
Mon May 10, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Mastering
Replies: 15
Views: 167

Re: Mastering

When you adjust the levels linearly (such as RMS normalizing) EVERYTHING is adjusted up or down by the same amount. If you boost by 6dB, the peak, RMS, and noise all go-up by 6dB. Limiting "pushes down" the peaks and it should have almost no effect on the RMS or noise levels. It should be no problem...
by DVDdoug
Sun May 09, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: How to increase noise floor
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: How to increase noise floor

As far as I know, ACX doesn't do any processing but of course they require your file to meet their loudness and noise standards. Now, the reason ACX doesn't encourage the use of a noise gate is because... I assume it's because a noise gate will "hide" the noise in your recording from their automatic...