Hope it’s OK to put all 3 in 1 post.
Do u lose quality if u edit a Mp3 in Audacity & then save that Mp3 file?.. ie… I have several purchased Amazon Mp3 downloads that I would like to preform small edits on (adjust output volume, lower Bass, etc). They come w/ 256-Constant encoding. If after editing, I save them in the Extreme or Insane preset, is there a loss in audio quality? I’ve tried listening tests but it’s too subjective for me to make a determination.
One of these downloads is a country song from the 50s. The soloists voice volume is too low compared w/ the instruments. I would like to raise his volume w/o changing his voice characteristics. I’ve experimented w/ Equalization settings but end up changing other aspects of his voice or the instruments also. Would someone please recommend some initial settings to try.
Several of my 50s & 60s titles have “muddled” background voices or instruments. I’ve had some success in improving the clarity by cutting the bass via the Equalization. Is this the proper technique, or is there a better method?
As always… many thanks for the software & u’r assistence.