The Clip Fix is acting strange. It reduces the volume and sometimes fixes the clip. If I use the Clip Fix twice in a row, it reduces the volume further. It shouldn’t do anything to the selection on the 2nd go round. It’s about a -5dB reduction.
With the old version of ClipFix, it was usually necessary to reduce the level of the audio before applying ClipFix so that there is room for the restored peaks. The current version of ClipFix has an extra control so that this can be done at the same time. See: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/clip_fix.html
Note that Audacity 2.2.1 is a very old version of Audacity. The current version is 2.3.3 and is available via the Audacity website: https://www.audacityteam.org/download/windows/
Yeah, but this is the only version that opens on my desktop. You might be busy with a lot of questions here, but I have been having trouble due to a missing dll file. And the portable versions are not authentic. So this 2.2.1 is the best I can do for now.
Do you know anything about dll files? Is it a file that comes with the OS, Windows? If so, I’m wondering if I can install a new version of Audacity on my Linux? I have an edition of audacity downloaded from the software manager on Linux, but it’s out of date also.
“api-ms-win-runtime-|1-1-0.dll” is part of Windows. It is the “Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio”.
If your computer’s version is too old, then it will need to be updated to allow recent versions of Audacity to run.
The update is available from Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145
Note that for Windows 7, you must have Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36805
Most Linux distributions are still using quite old versions of Audacity.
Ubuntu 19.10 has Audacity 2.3.2, which is only one version behind the current Audacity 2.3.3.
OK! I installed that Visual C++ thingy and now I’ve got 2.3.3 running on my desktop. Been a long time since I rock & rolled!
A lot has changed since 2.2.1, so if you find things that are not as before, check the manual first (in the Help menu), but if you’re stuck, just start a new forum topic.
Now 2.3.3 is doing that same thing with Clip fix, and I don’t ever remember it acting this way. It reduces the volume. I used to reduce the volume manually before applying this, but I spose it’ll be better this way. less work. But it does not appear to be fixing the clips. Maybe I’m not seeing things right? Does it reject clips that are too poor to handle? That could be it?
I’m on 2.3.3 and it’s doing this strange behavior with Clip Fix. I don’t ever remember it acting this way. It reduces the volume. I used to reduce the volume manually before applying this, but I spose it’ll be better this way. Less work. But it does not appear to be fixing the clips. Maybe I’m not seeing things right? Does it reject clips that are too poor to handle? That could be it? What exactly is the difference in Clip Fix for the newest version?
Since it reduces the volume, I tried fix the whole track at once, but it misses sections. Then I remembered that it’s only spose to work on short selections. But when I select a few seconds, that section gets reduced in volume. Before there was no volume change. It’s not less work if I then have to go back through the track and amplify all of those sections to match the unfixed sections.
Something has to get reduced. You’re in this pickle because the show was too loud and some of the performance went over. Unless you reduce the volume the fix isn’t going to fit.
Did you try to zoom way in and just select the area immediately around the damage?
Are you saying the old Clip Fix used to fix the damage and reduce its volume in one pass without affecting anything else?
Everybody wants Clip Fix to plow through an hour show automatically fixing all the clipping damage. Last I looked, it will only repair one at a time.
Clip fix worked without adjusting the volume. You could select to “Allow clipping.” The automatic volume adjustment leaves the track unevenly soft in the fixed places. It didn’t used to do this. It simply fixed the clipping and did not manage the volume. So everywhere that I fix clipping, the volume is reduced. The other parts of the track are at normal volume. So the result is that the volume is very uneven throughout.
What happened to Clip Fix that it’s behaving this way? Or is this a bug? I have no idea. You guys know what you did to the program. That’s why I ask you.
I’ve already explained that here: Changes to Clip Fix - #2 by steve
If you don’t want to reduce the volume, set “Reduce amplitude to allow for restored peaks (dB)” to 0 dB.
That was simple. I’ll tell you that this desktop version beats those portable jobs any day.