I am using Windows XP Pro
I have finally managed to get Audacity to work recording from a EZCAP tape unit.as i am trying to record old tapes into mp3 format so i can burn to cd
The only problem i have is that if i adjust the level on the tape unit when playing, it adjusts the level of the recorded mp3 on playback is there a way after recording tapes to adjust levels to one level…
Many of the tapes i have the sound is very low and distorted so help would be much appreciated
You can use the “Envelope” tool to adjust the varying levels in a recording. See here: http://manual.audacityteam.org/help/manual/man/envelope_tool.html
Many Thanks for your help ill give it a try
i am trying to record old tapes into mp3 format so i can burn to cd
FYI - If you are buring MP3s directly to the CD, that’s fine. But, most regular CD players can’t play MP3.
If you make a regular audio CD, the audio has to be decompressed from MP3 (to uncompressed PCM) before burning. MP3 is lossy compression (data is thrown-away during compression), plus the compresssion/decompression takes extra time. Plus, if you edit your MP3 it has to be de-compressed for editing, and when you re-save it, it goes through a 2nd lossy compression step. So, it’s usually better if you “record to” WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz if you are making an audio CD).