If you listen to the attachment you will see that the first section of each person speaking gets cut off at the first word. There are two people having a podcast conversation. Once a person starts to speak there are no issues with the recording. But when the conventions tos and fros there are parts where it cuts and jumps. I haven’t experienced this before with the audio equipment I am using. Has the file been destroyed or is there a way of cleanin it up so these cut off words/sections reappear.
An “AUP” file is not an audio file, it is the part of an Audacity project that organises the audio data but does not itself contain any audio.
To post an audio sample to the forum, “Export” a short section (5 or 6 seconds is usually sufficient) as a WAV file. See here for more detail: https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/how-to-post-an-audio-sample/29851/1
I went into my Mac settings and unticked “use ambient noise reduction” in the sounds settings as advised in the link you shared. However this would have been ticked during my previous recording where I had no issue, so i am slightly unsold on this being the root cause. I have attached a 10sec exert in WAV form. Is there anyway I can rectify this file?
I’m trying to guess what it ‘should’ sound like.
When you say “became a father to a … and // what’s your daughter’s name?”
what is the sound that I’ve indicated with “//” ?
Are there parts of the recording missing? I don’t just mean “quiet”, but “totally absent”?
The first sections of words appear to be completely absent. If you look at the bubble or oval shaped waveform audio they are cut completely at the front of a word and don’t represent a typical shape of someone speaking a word. Pic attached.