I am using Audacity 3.1.3. I have some MP3s of an old tape recording of my Grandpa telling his life story back in the mid-90s. In only 15 minutes and with only novice skills I was able to dramatically improve the audio quality using Audacity. But the quality still isn’t great, and I am appealing to the Audacity community for a bit of advice on how I can improve it some more.
I am a novice noob with Audacity, so I don’t know what I don’t know, and I’m not sure what specific question to ask other than “how can I make this audio clip a little more clear and crisp?”
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have attached 2 clips: (1) A very short clip of the original audio, straight from tape recorder; (2) that same clip run through the Audacity steps shown above. If you think my steps were wrong I can easily try a different approach. Or if I should begin with my cleaned sample and do some additional steps, that is fine too.
Apologies, but Loudness Normalization doesn’t exist in my Audacity. Normalize doesn’t seem to be the same thing, and I drew arrows where I would expect to find Loudness Normalization. Why don’t I have that? How do I get it?
Any chance you could summarize the steps? Two of the steps you gave cannot be done in latest Audacity so now I’m puzzling over how to go about this. Taking a stab, I think you’re saying to do this, but I’m probably off:
1- Split the stereo tracks and delete one to make it mono
3- Remove noise
What am I missing? What else should I do? Is my sequence correct?