I’m new to posting here, but have lurked for a little while. I decided to dive in and post up my question.
I’m using 2.0.5.
I have recently undertaken a quite large project of digitizing a collection of cassette tapes. All are live (vocal) recordings, some are over 40 years old. Most are first generation copies of the masters. Some are extremely high quality recordings, some are crap that sound like they were recorded through a pipe, and everywhere in between. I have no illusions as to the abilities of Audacity, as it seems many that post questions regarding sound enhancement, etc, often do. Garbage in, garbage out.
That being said, I am curious as to how, for the really good recordings, I might be able to export them as Dolby Digital. Now I know that tracks that were not recorded in Dolby format are hard to mix down into it, but I’m willing to try, and am willing to accept that they won’t be “true” Dolby Digital. I have found very few post regarding this, most have danced around exporting to DVD audio, if I read them correctly. I have so far been unable to find a concise answer, so I decided to ask.
I would ultimately want to play the cleaned up recordings on a surround sound system.
I am using a laptop and a Sony boom box to digitize to stereo. I have, so far, been pleased with this setup, and have had no issues that I am yet aware of.
Again, this is a long-term project, and I am in no hurry to do this tomorrow, but want to start thinking about the process, possibly buying other hardware, etc.