Split from https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/using-audacity-from-a-prerecorded-file/33758/28
Would you mind helping me out, as I see that your goals are similar to mine, but you are obviously ahead in the game.
I have recorded interviews on a Tascam DR-40 but have had considerable problems trying to load the audio files from my computer hard drive onto Audacity.
I have the Tascam WAV audio files in a Library I created called INTERVIEWS UNEDITED, then in a yellow folder below that. They are accessible to play if I access them directly by going into the Library.
However, if I try to import to Audacity and go to the INTERVIEWS UNEDITED to retrieve “Audio” it tells me there are no folders in it.
I have discovered I can load them if I click on Raw Data rather than Audio then I get a box asking me about a series of characteristics so I click 16 bit and 2 channel because that is how I recorded them, but it also asks me about stuff I have never heard of: Byte order: Little-endian; no endianness (?); big endian (?); default endianness
When I somehow get the files loaded onto Audacity it will not allow me to save as an Audacity file when I press Save As, telling me it is an “audio” file and telling me to export, but export to what?
I want to be able to record regularly on my Tascam DR-40, upload the sound files from the SD cards onto my computer, then into Audacity to edit. Are there any particular characteristic I should pre-set on the Tascam before I record in order to make transferring into Audacity easier, and for optimum final sound quality?
Please advise – I am not sophisticated technically so please answer in simple layman’s terms.