Hi new to audacity i using 2.3.2 on windows 10 32 bit hp laptop do i need plugins for this as it takes long time when editing my mix with effects then crashes when trying to export.Any help with this or is it just need new laptop.
What effects? 3rd-party effects?
Does it crash if you just export without using effects?
I new to Audacity so need idiots guide to any answers thankfully given to me.I finish basic leveling and audio quality then save as MP3 320 variable for export to usb drive but within a few mins it freeze up then close Audacity without saving file.The restart Audacity and have to recover…
Also have been recording my 12" vinyl but how can i clean up or improve quality and volume ? And if its worth time to do so
Look forward to your replies Scott
I finish basic leveling and audio quality then save as MP3 320 variable for export
It’s very hard to narrow-down the problem without some details, so again…
EXACTLY what effects/processes? Does it crash when you export without any effects?
And, Have you tried exporting to WAV?
What version of Audacity are you using?
…YOU will have to experiment to find-out exactly what step/process is causing the problem. Then, maybe we can help you solve it or work-around it.
save as MP3 320 variable
The particular settings won’t cause a problem but FYI - “320” is not a "variable’. With VBR (variable bit rate) it shows you an estimated bit rate range which will vary from moment-to-moment depending on the sound content. (320kbps is the maximum for MP3.)
Also have been recording my 12" vinyl but how can i clean up or improve quality and volume ?
Audacity has 3 or 4 effects/filters that can help with vinyl clicks/pops.
Click Removal (automatic and fast).
Repair (manual and time consuming).
Re-draw the waveform (manual and time consuming, and usually a difficult last resort).
Delete the few-milliseconds where the defect exists (manual and time consuming).
For the manual methods you’ll have to zoom-in to “find” the defect. The Spectrogram View can be helpful, than you’ll usually want to go back to the regular Waveform View after finding the defect.
The regular Noise Reduction effect can sometimes help with background hiss & hum but you can get side-effects if you over-do it.
On older records, I’ll often add a little high-frequency boost (the Equalizer effect) or do some other equalization.
There are also 3rd-party applications for vinyl clean-up. [u]Wave Corrector[/u] (FREE!) is an automatic de-clicker. [u]Wave Repair[/u] ($30) is manual so it only “touches” the audio where you identify a defect. It offers several repair methods/options and it can do an audibly-perfect job on most (but not all) clicks & pops.
[u]This page[/u] (by the developer of Wave Repair) lists several other vinyl-clean-up applications and it has a ton of other information about digitizing vinyl.
And if its worth time to do so
Is it wort it to you? Personally, I ONLY digitize vinyl when the music isn’t already vailable digitally.