Hello - the first time I’ve had to post a question here, after using Audacity for over 8 years
This time I really need help: I’m scheduled to lead an online workshop with 20 kids next week, teaching them to use Audacity to mix classical music samples with beats, field recordings, effects etc. I’ve done similar workshops for many years and have always enjoyed using Audacity for its intuitiveness and the abundance of good tutorials available.
Since updating to the latest version 2.3.3 last week, audacity adds 0.03 to 0.05 seconds silence at the beginning and 0.01 to 0.02 seconds silence at the end of every single mp3 sample that’s imported. It doesn’t add any silence to the imported WAV samples (see attached screenshots: 1 with MP3 file, 2 with WAV file, 3 with WAV and MP3s in a project).
If I “repair” the sample (removing the puffer silences) and export it as a WAV file, it comes out fine. If I export it as MP3, it “skips” at the loop edge. The sampling rate is set to default of 44100 Hz, 16-bit.
I couldn’t find any similar posts in this forum, so I’d really appreciate any suggestions how to solve the problem!!
MacBook Pro (2012) using OS Sierra 10.12.6