I recorded some guitar tracks for a wedding pre-ceremony (as attendees are taking their seats, waiting for the ceremony).
It’s about 30 total minutes of playing. Is it best to have them all in 1 track with crossfading/equivalent between each track (which means a ton of inserted audio into one track) or to have the pieces as different tracks? If they’re different tracks, do I still do fading so that there’s no “popping” or other noise indicating a new track is starting? Very new to Audacity. I’m glad the recording is done but just need to finish editing! Also, is there a way to add a recorded pause between tracks (5-10 seconds let’s say) outside of what’s been recorded? What’s the best way to do that?
Thanks. The tracks don’t begin abruptly, but they end with the notes and my editing so far has no silence after the last note. I will try the fade in. Is the fade in during the actual music or during part of the silence? Just wondering how it Will sound
Based on my situation - 30 min of music - do you suggest individual MP3s or just one track?
If I add 10 seconds silence to each track and have a bunch of individual MP3s vs. having all MP3s together (10 or 11 total) in one file, will it sound different? Since there are 10-11 total songs/pieces, do you recommend individual MP3 files or consolidating them all into 1 Audacity file and aligning? I am very new at this and greatly appreciate all of your help.
If you want maximum quality, don’t re-encode* the mp3s, just leave them as they are.
Make an audio-file with ten seconds of silence and insert that in the device playlist between each mp3 …
[* Editing an mp3 in Audacity, and saving the result as an mp3 will result in a slight reduction of quality,
as that involves transcoding loss ]