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by DVDdoug
Mon May 31, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: ANACHOIC
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: ANACHOIC

WAV for example, the noise floor should snap back to -96dB or so which is the natural noise floor for 16-bit sound. Even that's a stretch because Audacity adds a tiny dither sound to your exports to keep standards conversion errors from adding up. Actually a silent WAV file (without dither) is -inf...
by DVDdoug
Mon May 31, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Make stereo tracks from a multi track recording
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Make stereo tracks from a multi track recording

Under Effect, wondering if "invert" means both channels get inverted, or just one, to put them in antiphase. If you have a stereo track select Split Stereo Track from the drop-down menu. That will allow you to select and invert one channel/track. Wondering if I have a phase reversal between M and S...
by DVDdoug
Sun May 30, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Cannot import EQ plugin.
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Cannot import EQ plugin.

I THINK you've downloaded a Filter Curve preset... I've never used any of these but apparently XML presets don't work with the current version of Audacity but there is a tool for converting to TXT. There is some information on this page.
by DVDdoug
Sun May 30, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Make stereo tracks from a multi track recording
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Make stereo tracks from a multi track recording

Edit -> Preferences -> Import/Export -> Use Advanced Mixing Options . Note that mixing is done by summation so you can end-up pushing your levels into clipping (distortion). You may have to reduce the levels before mixing, or you can export as floating-point WAV (which has no upper limit), then re-i...
by DVDdoug
Sat May 29, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Export mp3
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Export mp3

Nine different audio encoders 100-pass recompression test : Some encoders did not only degrade sound quality, but also had some other quirks. For example, the LAME encoder lowers the volume with every encoding pass. The 100th pass was virtually inaudible. I had to normalize the audio to hear anythi...
by DVDdoug
Fri May 28, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: recording controling volume recording from utube
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: recording controling volume recording from utube

If you are using WASAPI loopback you should be "capturing" the digital audio stream and it shouldn't clip unless the original YouTube stream is clipped, and there's nothing you can do about that.
by DVDdoug
Thu May 27, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Tracks Off Amazon Music
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: Tracks Off Amazon Music

So does that mean whom ever uploaded it to amazon for resale left it in a vinyl format and it's not been digital remastered? It could be a different master. It could even be a totally different recording (made in a different studio or at different time). But, usually all of the digital formats are ...
by DVDdoug
Thu May 27, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Tracks Off Amazon Music
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: Tracks Off Amazon Music

Using your software, Is there a way to adjust all of my tracks so that they all play at the same sound level?. Yes, but it can get tricky... There is a limit to how "loud" you an go. Digital files can't (or shouldn't*) exceed 0dB. You can use the Amplify or Normalize effect to adjust for 0dB maximi...
by DVDdoug
Thu May 27, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Export mp3
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Export mp3

You are opening and then re-exporting an MP3 without any editing or anything? MP3 is lossy compression so there are (hopefully insignificant) changes. When you open an MP3 in Audacity (or any "regular" audio editor) it gets decompressed. If you re-export as MP you are going through another generatio...
by DVDdoug
Thu May 27, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: mute internal microphone recording from internet
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: mute internal microphone recording from internet

I tried a couple of previously mentioned solutions (e.g. WSAPI with speaker loopback: no recording occurs). If I disable the microphone no recording occurs (no input). You may have to start the playback before recording. WASAPI loopback doesn't work when there is no digital audio stream. A silent s...