Starting with the original two shows, set volume, equalization and range at each one individuallybefore you edit into a composite show. Once mixed into a show, it’s almost impossible to clean and do production on one voice without affecting the other, or without damaging the edit transitions.
Pamela software for recording Skype has an advantage of recording the local and the remote voices as separate files. This lets you clean and filter one voice without affecting the other. Then you mix into a final show.
There’s no good alternative. Even if you carefully select each word, the spaces between the words will have clicks and pops at the cut or selection points
When you want to hear track two, you mute track one or move it out of the way. The advantage of doing it this way is the two tracks are still two tracks and you can select one without the other. Audacity will smash everything into one composite show when you export.
Ya’ll misunderstand. These are Mono tracks. The “soft” portion comes first, then I inserted a few blank seconds, then the “too loud” was pasted in after it.
I have reduced the db by 30 or 30 on the loud one and Saved it, re-opened it, selected All, then copied, then pasted it onto the end of the soft file, and it still remains very much louder than the soft on.
LAME is a library. No you should not have to re-download LAME.
If you merge the new Audacity folder into the old, choose “Keep newer”. This retains any files in your existing Audacity folder that are not in the new installation and updates files that are in the new installation.
I don’t understand what is stopping you doing that. If the loud part is in one part of a track, click and drag to select the loud part. For that loud part selected on its own you can then use Amplify or Normalize.
OK I got it now. I didn’t know the NORMALIZE would work on just a selection. And then I had to notice that the normalization level you select is an absolute number, not a REDUCTION from the current db level.
It would be a nice feature if you could select one area and have the app automagically determine the correct dB of Normalization to apply to a second selected area, in order to equalize the two. Doing it by eye & ear is a bit of trial & error.
New weirdness. I have saved a file where my first two play sequentially, at a good volume level.
Now I am pasting a 3rd file onto the end of that. Except that every time I do it, it does not paste the 3rd file. It copies the 2nd file to the tail end – at the original really loud volume level. WTF is going on here?
You can use Amplify to see the peak in any selection. The peak is the negative of whatever value “Amplification (dB)” says in Amplify. If you know the quieter section has a peak of -20 dB, choose a “New Peak Amplitude (dB)” of -20 for the louder section.
Also note that both Amplify and Normalize work on peaks not volume, and over the whole show . So if somewhere in the show there is one very loud sound (gunshot, snapping wood, vinyl record pop), neither tool will do anything. The show is already as loud as it can get.