No, after recording it I increased the volume (amplified) it. One of my uses for Audacity is to amplify voice. I find the volume of most YouTube videos is too low, requiring me to turn up the volume on my computer then forget I’ve done it and it blows me out when going back to normal sounds.
I have now played it in Firefox and VLC and it’s adequate in both. It seems to be something about Realplayer. It will never be good quality because in order to increase the volume I turned off clipping.
The audio is badly distorted because it’s too loud.
And right there we part company. There is severe rumble distortion in parts of the performance that don’t hit 100%.
We need to pay attention to how you’re listening. My sound system is full range and will hit earthquake sounds with no trouble. This sound clip has enough vibration to put ripples in a wine glass. I clock sound tones at 5 Hz. That’s what? “P” earthquake waves?
That’s a standard Hollywood joke. You can’t photograph an earthquake so you’re required to have a wine glass in the scene.
This also means the distortion will come and go depending on whether those waves survive the soundcard delivering them. So I suspect the distortion is always there—you just can’t always hear it.
If these are YouTube samples, then they may have been recorded that way many miles away.
Effect > Amplify doesn’t change the musical tones in a performance unless you make the tones too loud.
Are you talking about “There it is” words at 3-1/2 seconds? Yes, that is straight distortion from making the sound too loud. We should sort that before anything else.
If you’re interested in making the performances louder, you may be a candidate for Chris’s Compressor. Chris wrote a compressor to make operas louder so he could listen to them in a noisy car. It does it without adding any obvious distortion.
You selected “Allow Clipping?”
Normally, Amplify will stop making sound louder if there is going to be any distortion. If you select “Allow Clipping” Amplify will make sound as loud as you want and if it distorts, that’s OK.
There is a limit to the volume of a show. The bouncing sound meter goes all the way up and the blue waves fill the space top to bottom. If you have View > Show Clipping selected, the distorted parts turn red.
So if you’re objecting to the crunch and not the rumble, that’s what’s causing it. That’s where Chris’s Compressor may help.
Are you anywhere near a Costco in the US? Many of them will give you a free hearing check.
hi, I know this is not related but maybe a little. I’m also experiencing lose of volume when exporting to MP3/WAV. I’m not sure if it’s a bug in the software or just growing pains. But I’m using Windows Payer and Windows 10 OS and Recording volume is 1.0.
I just thought I would put it out there if you are still having problems, your not alone. Note that I’m newbie to this.
I suspect you are right that your problem is not related.
Why do you think you are experiencing a loss of volume? Do you want to record a 10-second sample then post the .WAV and .MP3 files? Before you export take a snapshot: Tools > Screenshot > Capture Full Window.