Sorry to see that the waves are still not represented in the best way

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T-buch
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Sorry to see that the waves are still not represented in the best way

Post by T-buch » Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:08 am

The way the sound wave are represented (dB or linear) are still much better in other programs than Audacity - like the good old cool edit , sad to say
When sound-editing - I need to see/know what going on the top of a wave - the things in the middle are not interesting in sound editing, for me: Where is the crack, where are the fluctuations, where are the off-beats, Where ais the bas-drum and so on
Please see the attachment and this thread viewtopic.php?f=20&t=103301&p=379510#p379510 cause we have been debating is before - and it was on a to-do-list ;)

Best regards - I hope I a day will have Audacity as my main sound-editing program
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Re: Sorry to see that the waves are still not represented in the best way

Post by waxcylinder » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:08 pm

You can use vertical zooming in the Vertical Scale to examine the tops (or bottoms) of the Waveforrm
https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/aud ... html#scale

That's the simple form of Vertical Zooming - for more control go toe Tracks Behaviors preferences and turn on Advanced Vertical Zooming - this will give you right-button access to the Vertical Scale:
https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tra ... ences.html


See this page for details: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/ver ... oming.html

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T-buch
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Re: Sorry to see that the waves are still not represented in the best way

Post by T-buch » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:50 pm

Thanks I'm sceptic ;) but I will give it a look and a try

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Re: Sorry to see that the waves are still not represented in the best way

Post by kozikowski » Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:11 pm

The waves are fine, but the scale could use work.

The audiobook peak submission limit is -3dB. Quick, what's that in percent?

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Re: Sorry to see that the waves are still not represented in the best way

Post by steve » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:40 pm

T-buch wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:08 am
here is the crack, where are the fluctuations, where are the off-beats, Where ais the bas-drum and so on
Where are the mouth clicks, where are the crackles, where is that keyboard click - quiet sounds are very important for many users even if not for you.

If you want the same scaling as Cool Edit, use the default "Waveform" view rather than the non-default "Waveform (dB)".

I assume that the real problem for you is that there is no "dB" vertical ruler option for the default "Waveform" view. Yes, I'd like that too.
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