Custom Equalization

Hi all!

I’m not sure if this is a simple problem or not… I’ve been trying to find a solution for some time now, with no success. Hopefully someone can offer some insight.

I have two different recordings of the same song. One has a slight skip in it, so I want to replace that exact part of the song with a small clip from the other version. The problem is that the other version is much, much lower quality. I don’t mind a small blip in the quality, but I figure if I can at least equalize the clip so that it has the same spectrum as the song, it’ll sound a bit better. Here’s what I’ve done so far: selected the section of the song that I want to replace, and taken a spectrum, then exported the spectrum to a text file. What I want to do is equalize the clip using this spectrum before pasting it into the song. I know audacity has a few preset equalizations, but I want to use the exported spectrum as a custom equalization (and a much more specific one, at that.)

Does anybody know of a way to do this, either in Audacity, or with another piece of free software?

Also… I guess it would be handy to know how to line up a clip such as this. Is there a function in a piece of software that would “snap” the clip to the section most similar to it?

This posting may be the bridge between what you’re doing and what you want.

Scroll down. It gets better.


So I guess a first step would be to update to 1.3.x? I forgot to mention that I’m using 1.2.6, the thought hadn’t occurred to me that the beta might have something closer to what I need…

Oh, yeah. Anything fancy will have to be in 1.3.x. The 1.2 tools are pretty basic–and in some cases unworkable.


You can have 1.2 and 1.3 on your machine at the same time, just don’t try to open them both at once.


And note that while 1.2 projects can be opened in 1.3 - 1.3 projects won’t open in 1.2 - and once you have opened a 1.2 project in 1.3 and saved it - then it becomes qa 1.3 project unopenable again in 1.2.


Great, thanks a lot guys… I tried playing around with the equalizer but I can’t really seem to get the clip to sound any closer to the song… so I’m going to play around later with cleaning up the noise and trying again.