I have two tracks in a project, i changed the pitch of both of them to B, but when I export, the pitch reverts. Any hints? Many thanks, Joe
If you’re using the “Play at speed” slider (https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/play_at_speed_toolbar.html), then that only affects the playback speed (temporarily) in Audacity. It does not change that actual audio data.
To change the pitch of a track, use one of the pitch changing “effects” (from the Effects menu):
and then export to a new file.
Hi, thanks for the reply, I was using the changing pitch effect. I have now tried it with mp3 and wav. Exporting as an MP3 extreme, and then import it again, it has changed from B to f sharp (in ‘Change pitch effect’. Exporting as wav and then re-importing to check pitch, it stayed the same. I can use WAV, but it is hard to email to other cast members so they can practise. The WAV is just too big a file. Any suggestions? Thanks
Stayed the same as what?
Is this what you did?
- Your original track was tuned to B, and you applied the Change Pitch effect so that it was tuned to F.
- You exported the track as a WAV file, and the file was (correctly) tuned to F.
If so, then all you need to do is exactly the same, but in step 2, export as MP3.
I would strongly recommend that whenever you export from Audacity, always use a new, unique file name. Overwriting an existing file can become confusing, and if you make a mistake there may be no going back.
Hi Steve, thanks for your reply.
The original was in F, I edited it and created a couple of tracks, then changed pitch to B on both tracks. Exporting as WAV it remained as B and when I exported in MP3 (etreme setting), it had returned to F.
I have also just now tried it on a single track, different file name and when i import the mp3 back into audacity, the pitch it picks up, is back to F.
Thanks for any help,