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by DVDdoug
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: No sound recorded from my casette deck
Replies: 6
Views: 39

Re: No sound recorded from my casette deck

which I supposed was a combined one. Right... That's a combination mono-microphone input and headphone output. A regular headphone plug works for headphones but it takes a 4-contact TRRS plug to make the microphone connection so if you ever want to plug-in a microphone you'll need the right plug or...
by DVDdoug
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: No sound recorded from my casette deck
Replies: 6
Views: 39

Re: No sound recorded from my casette deck

(I’ve chosen Microphone Array-Realtek as input source.) That would be your built-in microphone. ;) ...Which probably means you have a laptop which probably means you don't have a line-input. You'll need a USB audio interface with line inputs. There are a couple of suggestions here . Or there are lo...
by DVDdoug
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Embedded Subluminals
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Embedded Subluminals

I don't know anything about "subliminal binaural beats" but the MP3 is able to make a file 1/5th or 1/10th the size of the original is by throwing-away sounds that you can't hear. So if you want to preserve something that you can't hear it's best to avoid lossy compression. If I merge the two mp3's ...
by DVDdoug
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: playback volume low
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: playback volume low

I will have to re-record the low volume files (that's OK...they are short). Assuming you don't have some kind of "serious problem" that's also causing sound quality problems... No! Just run the Amplify effect to amplify after recording. It's better to record a little low to leave some "headroom" to...
by DVDdoug
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: MP4 files
Replies: 6
Views: 54

Re: MP4 files

You have to select M4A. Then if you wish, you can rename it to MP4 after saving. (M4A and AAC are also MP4.) I have downloaded the ffmpeg-win-2.2.2 Did you RUN ffmpeg-win-2.2.2 to install it? Then when you go to file -> Export -> Export Audio -> Save as type: you should be able to select M4A ( AAC) ...
by DVDdoug
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: 16 & 24 bit files automatically converted to 32 bit float
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: 16 & 24 bit files automatically converted to 32 bit float

There's no harm in leaving the floating-point default. The re-sampling (of the sample rate) is probably being done by temporarily converting to floating-point anyway. The results should be audibly perfect in any case, as long as you stay at or above "CD quality". Another option to think about... Whe...
by DVDdoug
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: audio capture from speakers
Replies: 12
Views: 184

Re: audio capture from speakers

You use your laptop's built-in microphone as your Recording Device to record the sound in the room. Turn off Software Playthrough to prevent feedback & echo. I wonder if I can so without a soud card Your computer already has a sound chip which functions like a sound card. ...Most computers now have ...
by DVDdoug
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: macOS
Topic: Sliding Stretch
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Sliding Stretch

Is is possible to convert the files back to the original format (440Hz) instead of overwriting or 'adding' on top of the initial conversion? I basically want a do-over with the original file. You didn't save a copy of the original file? More processing will only make the distortion/artifacts worse....
by DVDdoug
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Making Music with Audacity
Topic: lower volume under percentage
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: lower volume under percentage

There is a dB formula* but perceived loudness is more complicated. Audacity has Loudness Normalization which can be used to match the volume of two or more tracks but it can be tricky because you can end-up pushing the peaks into clipping (distortion). With dialog or music, a file that peaks at 0dB ...