i am a bass player and noise/ambient/trance musician so i have to pay high attention to how my equipment behaves
producing lower parts of audio spectrum.
recently i have switched [at last] to audacity 3.1.3 [using AppImage from first hands] and I INSTANTLY LOVED
my best-ever-tried audio editing application for its better look and improved interface and especially for the new file format.
but while listening to a musical piece that i know quiet well i’ve noticed ‘less boomy’ output from my loudspeaker.
it has taken several days BUT by now i am convinced that audacity 3 has audio engine superior to older versions [i started with
ver.2 in year-eighth-ago i guess but i don’t remember exact version --it was from ubuntu repository for trusty tahr].
now i still have version 2.3.3 from ubuntu’s official repository together with version 3.1.3 (i am not going to keep obsolete version surely).
today i was intentionally comparing their output reproduced by my loudspeaker with very particular audio piece: burial ‘endorphine’.
my end-stage equipment:
[USB recording interface] digitech BP355 => Gallien-Krueger MB115 [class D bass combo; 15" driver + horn].
i use both devices at their linear output settings for listening music.
the interface is working with 24bit at 44100Hz.
maybe I AM FOOLING MYSELF but i have found that audacity 3 offers much more defined sound in lower range both for musical
tones and noises. it is like older application’s version sounding somewhat muddier and ‘boomier’ while loosing fine bass guitar details.
i do not tell that earlier audacity versions were bad --i have switched to using it from cubase SX that i liked very…
but audacity is MUCH BETTER because it is minimalistic.
SO here is my question: ‘is audacity version 3 made using newer audio engine technology comparing to version 2?’
thanks for reading!!!