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by DVDdoug
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Recording Levels
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Recording Levels

Are the levels too high or too low? If they are too high and clipping (distorting) that's a problem. If the levels are low, that's probably OK. Digital recording levels are not critical (as long as you avoid clipping). You can boost the volume digitally after recording? If the levels are too high, w...
by DVDdoug
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Cannot import mp4 file because ffmpeg fails
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Cannot import mp4 file because ffmpeg fails

X:\" is a portable hard drive where I keep lots of audio. Its a toshiba 3TB drive. "Just for fun", try copying the file to your main hard drive. As-of 3.0.0, the new Audacity unified database project format doesn't support FAT-formatted drives. There's a (related?) bug when opening regular audio/vi...
by DVDdoug
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Converting cassettes to digital
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Converting cassettes to digital

I have cable going into the blue line port for the PC out to the headphones jack on the tape deck. That's correct, except the blue connection is a line- input. ;) The headphone output from the tape deck is OK but if this is a regular "component" type tape deck the RCA line-outputs should also work ...
by DVDdoug
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: plays both windows; i only want one
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: plays both windows; i only want one

If you Open two files you normally get two separate Windows that play separately. If you Import two files they normally open in the same Window and they mix when you play or when you export to a new file. There is a mute button to the left of the tracks if you want to silence one of them. So... What...
by DVDdoug
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Adding Features to Audacity
Topic: Create Harmonies for Vocals
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Create Harmonies for Vocals

There are actual harmonizer plug-ins (you can Google) so you shouldn't have to use basic pitch-shifting or manual "tricks". But I've never tried one and I don't know what works with Audacity.
by DVDdoug
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: macOS
Topic: Annoying Gaps
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: Annoying Gaps

Audacity generally under 30% and Activity Monitor generally under 2%. I don't know how to solve this, but the overall percentage doesn't tell the whole story... If some application, process, or driver, "hogs" the system for a few milliseconds too long, you get buffer overflow and a dropout/glitch. ...
by DVDdoug
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Bass LOW - DJ Recordings
Replies: 19
Views: 1316

Re: Bass LOW - DJ Recordings

This is starting to look like an iRig problem, but they are not cheap
Maybe not... Make sure both Windows and Audacity are configured for stereo.

But... That doesn't explain why streaming is working OK or the lack of bass...
by DVDdoug
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Isolating or Enhancing Voices from background chatter
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Isolating or Enhancing Voices from background chatter

At best, you can only make slight improvements. Standard noise reduction works best when you have a very-quiet and constant background noise... It works best when you don't really need it. If the noise is bad, The cure can be worse than the disease. :( You can run the Filter Curve effect with the Lo...
by DVDdoug
Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Vinyl ripping and constant BPM
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Vinyl ripping and constant BPM

Where even though the tracks were initially in sync and playing at the same speed, I then noticed they moved off the sync. No noticeable tone shift. Two different turntables playing two identical records? Tracks are analysed with software before using and if I use dynamic it shows constant minor fl...
by DVDdoug
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Vinyl ripping and constant BPM
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Vinyl ripping and constant BPM

I ripped using a direct drive , rubber mat and weight. Unless there's something wrong your turntable it should be very stable. Unless maybe you've added too much weight? :P On playback I notice fluctuating BPM. Are you also hearing a pitch variation? When the speed changes, pitch and tempo change t...