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by kozikowski
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Stops Recording After 6 or 12 Minutes
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Stops Recording After 6 or 12 Minutes

There can be a couple of clues there. We know that Skype, Zoom, Meetings, Teams and etc. take over management of the computer sound services when they run. It's not optional. That's how they maintain bulletproof conversations and meetings over billions of different computers. We know that Audacity d...
by kozikowski
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Opinion, please?
Replies: 69
Views: 3792

Re: Opinion, please?

Changing the rate to 48000 all around did the trick. I will also use the H2 not only for recording books and podcasts... Congrats on getting the H2 to work. Note that AudioBook submissions (at least to ACX/Audible) need to be at 44100, not 48000. It's not that hard to convert in Audacity before sub...
by kozikowski
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Volume
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Volume

If you are in audiobook land, we publish ACX Check which will tell you the three audiobook technical values in one shot.

https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Nyqu ... #ACX_Check

Koz
by kozikowski
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Volume
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Volume

Select the file > Analyze > Contrast > Measure either Foreground or Background. That won't give you average, that will give you RMS (Root Mean Square) which is a really close cousin. The audiobook people use RMS for loudness.

If that won't do it, can you share why you want that?

Koz
by kozikowski
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: recorded audio breaking up
Replies: 27
Views: 1597

Re: recorded audio breaking up

Right about there we ask if you're the only expected user on your machine. When was the last time you executed the thorough virus scan that takes all night? Not the quickie one that runs in the background. Do you leave any internet intensive activities or apps running while you work? Games? Do you u...
by kozikowski
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Voice and Music are being recorded on the same track
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: Voice and Music are being recorded on the same track

I can connect my microphone and headset. You threw mud in the game. Which soundcard? There are two different overdubs. Simple and Perfect. Simple overdubbing means you perform with the backing track in your headphones. That's it. Audacity records your voice (hopefully) on its own track and the firs...
by kozikowski
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Voice and Music are being recorded on the same track
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: Voice and Music are being recorded on the same track

The R and Shift+R thing was to straighten out the assumption that quite a number people (everybody) had that to "Add Sound" meant to add it to the end of the existing track. It didn't used to do that by default and it does now. You can make R work either way forever by changing a preference. Audacit...
by kozikowski
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can I use Audacity for doing voice-overs for existing videos
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Can I use Audacity for doing voice-overs for existing videos

couldn't see anything that matched my question. Probably because Audacity is not a video editor. You can announce your voice-over material into Audacity while you're watching or listening to the original video with headphones on a player. But then you would File > Export your Audacity voice into it...
by kozikowski
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: macOS
Topic: Teaching AUDACITY on Zoom
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Teaching AUDACITY on Zoom

Any advice for me?
I think the original phrasing was OK. You're trying to do everything on one computer and you can't do that. The software doesn't work that way.

See original reply.

viewtopic.php?f=47&t=118591

Koz
by kozikowski
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Voice and Music are being recorded on the same track
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: Voice and Music are being recorded on the same track

Do you like recording Youtube music or other internet sound? The recording device for that is different from simple recording or overdubbing (what you're doing). If you pick the wrong one, you'll record both your voice and the backing track. What does it say in the Audacity window next to the microp...