Recording for Wedding Pre-Ceremony

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Re: Recording for Wedding Pre-Ceremony

Post by Trebor » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:40 am

guitarist2k18 wrote:... do you recommend individual MP3 files or consolidating them all into 1 Audacity file and aligning?
If they are all on the one audio file you can alter the volume using the envelope tool so there are not glaring differences in volume from one track to the next ...

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Re: Recording for Wedding Pre-Ceremony

Post by guitarist2k18 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:26 pm

Thanks. Should envelope be used between tracks? Or just in general? Is there a uniform way to bring volume levels down? Isnt that what compression is for?

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Re: Recording for Wedding Pre-Ceremony

Post by guitarist2k18 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:28 pm

Thanks. So just use the standard pre-set recording settings that are already there?
Trebor wrote: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 ...
1.mp3
silent-10s.mp3
2.mp3
silent-10s.mp3
3.mp3
silent-10s.mp3
etc

[* 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 ]

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Re: Recording for Wedding Pre-Ceremony

Post by Trebor » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:12 am

guitarist2k18 wrote:Thanks. So just use the standard pre-set recording settings that are already there?
If making an mp3 from mp3 use "insane" (320kbps) quality to minimize quality loss.
Or just make a WAV from the mp3, (the WAV will be big though: ~5x bigger than mp3 ).
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Re: Recording for Wedding Pre-Ceremony

Post by Trebor » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:42 am

guitarist2k18 wrote:Thanks. Should envelope be used between tracks? Or just in general?
Tracks of equal amplitude can subjectively sound much different, because of psychoacoustics , or the frequency response of the playback system. It's a case of trial & error.
guitarist2k18 wrote: Is there a uniform way to bring volume levels down?
The gain slider will do that Image

If you mean "bring volume levels down" on individual tracks in a compilation, use the envelope tool ...
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Re: Recording for Wedding Pre-Ceremony

Post by guitarist2k18 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:12 pm

If I want to make the same volume level for all tracks, what’s the best way? I envision having different MP3s and a 10 second pause between them. Which function do I use for this (decibel level?)?

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Re: Recording for Wedding Pre-Ceremony

Post by Trebor » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:47 pm

guitarist2k18 wrote:If I want to make the same volume level for all tracks, what’s the best way?
Two methods I know of : by ear, or this plugin.

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Re: Recording for Wedding Pre-Ceremony

Post by guitarist2k18 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:18 pm

Thank you all for your help.

When I export as an MP3 from a project file, are the default settings fine ({Reset, Standard, Fast Variable Speed, Joint Stereo)? This is for a classical guitar. I just want the best quality possible.
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Re: Recording for Wedding Pre-Ceremony

Post by Trebor » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:21 pm

guitarist2k18 wrote:When I export as an MP3 from a project file, are the default settings fine ({Reset, Standard, Fast Variable Speed, Joint Stereo)? This is for a classical guitar. I just want the best quality possible.
Like I said previously, use the "insane" 320kbps rate, (not "Standard"), for best possible quality mp3.

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Re: Recording for Wedding Pre-Ceremony

Post by guitarist2k18 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:07 pm

Thanks. You said to use Insane for when making an MP3 from an MP3. However, I should just use Insane in all instances?

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