I am new to the forums here…hope I’m following all procedures but apologies if not.
Very straightforward question I think. Like, I suspect, a lot of users on this forum, I am a keen audiophile, so recording quality is important to me.
I use Audacity mainly to make the type of changes which do NOT manipulate the actual waveform envelope - eg cutting out unwanted sections of audio and splitting one long track into segments. I am interested to know if there is any quality fall-off by doing this.
If I simply open a WAV file, chop a section out of it, then export it (again as a WAV file), does Audacity leave the uncut section alone, or would it be resampled? Put another way, if you were to recursively open a file, cut a portion out, export it, open it again, cut another portion out, export it etc, over and over, would there be a gradual degredation in quality or would the final remaining portion be digitally unaltered from the original?