Search found 1571 matches

by alatham
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Audio Processing
Topic: Extract a vocal from a song AND KEEP THE VOCAL
Replies: 8
Views: 86634

Re: Extract a vocal from a song AND KEEP THE VOCAL

Wow, I am really impressed. That's a much better method than anything I've ever heard before. It's still tricky to get rid of anything else in the center (this almost always includes the bass guitar and bass drum), but careful use of EQ can get you a pretty good result.

Thank you, Marco.
by alatham
Mon May 17, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Mac OS X
Topic: Error: reference to invalid character number at line 8
Replies: 7
Views: 3877

Re: Error: reference to invalid character number at line 8

Hi Holly, I haven't use Audacity in ages (nor have I made my presence known on the forums often), but since you asked so nicely I've taken a look. I agree with Waxcylinder that the following line could be a problem: "<tag name="Full Name" value="Happy Bustling Cafe Sound Effect"/>" I also as...
by alatham
Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Maintaining / Improving this Forum
Topic: Am I over-reacting? Or is this legal??
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

Re: Am I over-reacting? Or is this legal??

It's not illegal, but he is basically exploiting people who don't do 30 seconds of research on what they're buying. It's perfectly legal to sell Audacity as long as you supply the source code along with the program, but he's not even getting that far, all he's selling is a link to the website (which...
by alatham
Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Audio Processing
Topic: Reverse RIAA Equalization curve
Replies: 5
Views: 2088

Re: Reverse RIAA Equalization curve

eric,

Keep in mind that pink noise is not actually "flat." White noise is flat, pink noise is filtered and will show up with a downward slope when you highlight the signal and click analyze -> plot spectrum.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_noise
by alatham
Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Recording Techniques
Topic: Automatic playback and silence detection -- is it possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 1982

Re: Automatic playback and silence detection -- is it possib

bat, that is a really good idea. +10 points. grrruk, I'm not sure how annoying this will be, but you might be able to get by just using a wireless keyboard that you can buy anywhere. You'll press 'R' to record, play your longest, most graceful tone, then press 'Space' to stop recording and now you c...
by alatham
Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Audio Processing
Topic: Giving a song more luster
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Re: Giving a song more luster

Is this file the only copy of the tune that you've got access to? It's very noisy and is encoded at only 22.05 KHz (half of CD-quality). Without having a better quality copy of that file, I don't think you'll be able to remove the tape hiss (which is very loud) nor will you be able to get any of the...
by alatham
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Recording Equipment
Topic: Mic jack != Line in jack?
Replies: 11
Views: 15673

Re: Mic jack != Line in jack?

You definitely won't be able to turn your headphone out into a Line In. You'll need some other hardware. Are you trying to record your DJ performances using Audacity to capture the Line Out signal? If so, then you're going to have two seemingly hefty audio programs running at once. I hope they don't...
by alatham
Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Audio Processing
Topic: Adding crackle to audio
Replies: 7
Views: 3211

Re: Adding crackle to audio

The sound of bacon frying is a good approximation of vinyl crackle. It might not sound out of place in a faked phone conversation.

Also, you get to eat bacon after wards. Make sure you use a wind-screen cover on the mic though, you don't want bacon grease getting in there.
by alatham
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Audio Processing
Topic: Liberty League International website destorting sound
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: Liberty League International website destorting sound

I think he means http://www.libertyleague.com . You're right about the sound messing up, but I don't think it's a processing problem. I think the problem is with the flash programming, the format of the audio, or the streaming of the audio data. It sounds like chunks of it are missing, it doesn't so...
by alatham
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Audio Processing
Topic: drum tracks
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Re: drum tracks

I don't think you'll ever be able to remove drums from a song unless you have an exact copy of the original drum track that you can use to subtract from the original. When I say 'exact,' I mean it. It would have to be from the original studio recording session or a copy of the drum machine program. ...