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Recording a synth using PulseAudio

I followed the advice for using PulseAudio to solve this problem. I have worked with a couple of Linux software synthesizers like Amsynth, ZynAddSubFX, and Yoshimi and they are really capable ...
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Configure RME TotalMix to record the PC's output into Audacity

I would like to record in Audacity or Reaper the output of my PC. If you configured my PC to send all the sound to the output to ADAT(3+4) I can't figure out how to say in TotalMix that this must be ...
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Audacity copy a portion of a file and save to a new file in a batch

I have a 16 track recording where each mono track is in a separate file. The recording is long (he pressed "Record" and then stopped about 45 minutes later.) I'd like to copy a portion ...
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How to delete a clip (NOT merely silence a time range!) without moving the rest of the track?

Let's say I have selected a middle portion of a clip and cut it, and now I have three adjacent clips. How do I delete the middle clip, but have everything after it remain where it was, instead of ...
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Audacity - Remove blank space on two track (3.1)

How do I remove any selected blank space on a track in Audacity 3.1.3 ? Before, I could just select it and click backspace/delete/cut and it would work. Now it only works if a track is part of the ...
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How to record digital piano via USB cable?

I have found several similar topics however the solutions found there, seemed to be device/producer specific. I have a digital piano: Roland GO:PIANO 88 and would like to record a play via USB A->B ...
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Using Vocal Rider with Cubase and/or Audacity

I use Cubase Elements and purchased Vocal Rider. After installing and activating Vocal Rider, I couldn't find it as a standalone program in start up. I tried to understand if it's possible to use ...
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How or can I, loop each track independently?

There's plenty of awesome music where people on analog hardware, loop overlapping tracks with inequal sizes that have prime ratios of track lengths, so that they never quite repeat at the same point. ...
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How do I pitch shift a song so that sounds in tune with instruments tuned to 440 Hz?

I have an MP3 file of a specific song where the instruments are not tuned to 440 Hz. When you play along to this song with a 440-Hz-tuned instrument your playing will sound out of tune. There is a way ...
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How do I record system sounds in Audacity? [closed]

How do I record the music, that is being played on my PC, in Audacity? I searched through the internet and found no answer, except a tip to use a screen recorder like OpenShot and separate the audio ...
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What is the best WAV encoding and why? [closed]

I'm using Audacity to export a track, and there are just too many options to encode a .wav export: Signed 16/24/32-bit PCM Unsigned 8-bit PCM 32/64-bit float U-Law, A-Law IMA ADPCM, Microsoft ADPCM ...
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How to save audacity project without audio embedded in it

First time using audacity in years. I downloaded the latest version, imported a 2GB audio file, and when I "save as" the project, it saves the audio in the project folder, so that the ...
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How to make Audacity record in loop

I know how to loop PLAY (with shift+space after defining a region), but i can't find how to record while looping the region. Precisely: I want to record multiple versions of the same vocal line in a ...
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How can I remove all frequencies above a certain pitch with Audactiy?

I'm trying to record an instrument using a piezo pickup, and while it's not capturing a lot of audio noise, it's capturing a lot of high frequency noise that my instrument shouldn't be making. The ...
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Drag end of track in Audacity

How do I drag the end of a track, making it shorter or longer? When the cursor looks like in this screenshot, I will only move a track (time shift).
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Different frequency response despite having similar waveforms

I'm just comparing two pedals that generated square waves by using Audacity. The pedals are Homenoise Effects Serpent Cult silicon fuzz and Metasonix F1 distortion pedal. First is the waveforms and ...
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Backing track speed is different in my player and Audacity

I've recorded a guitar part from Yamaha THR 10x to Audacity. Thanks to the good folks who added THR drivers to Linux kernel. While recording the guitar, I played the backing track in Clementine player....
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Different waveforms on oscilloscope and Audacity

I don't know that much about electronics and stuff but I converted some videos from Youtube to MP3 where the videos involved some guys putting their fuzz pedals, which are Zvex Fuzz Factory and a DIY ...
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Audacity - VST - GVST Guitar Tuner Blank Screen

I just installed GVST Tune on audacity, I'm using Audacity 2.2.3 with ASIO (I did self compile so can support ASIO). I copied the 32-bit plugin and enable the plugin But after I open the plugin it ...
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How to record digital piano in laptop (without an audio interface )?

I am using Yamaha P45 digital piano. I have read at a few places that recording piano is possible without an audio interface, we can directly connect it to laptop and record in audacity. So I bought ...
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Phase cancellation to isolate individual components of a track

I am looking to reverse engineer tracks by using "phase cancellation". Very often (especially in electronic music) a later part of the track may contain material from the beginning of the track plus ...
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How to personallise songs to fit my voice in audacity

Though I've taken vocal lessons for about a year I'm an inexperienced vocalist (Approx. Range ~D3 - ~D5). I'm currently using karaoke versions of songs as backing tracks and sing on top of them. For ...
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Connecting Keyboard to Audacity

I 've tried to connect my Ketron keyboard to the hp laptop which only has only a headphone jack meaning a port with the headphone logo on it. I want to know how to connect the audio of the keyboard ...
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How to record only piano in Audacity when playing along with a track?

Is there a setting in Audacity where I can only record the piano? I'm trying to record with a track which is also on my laptop. While I am playing the track or MP3, I also play the piano alongside, ...
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How to extract vocals from a music file when you have the original instrumental?

I don't know how to perfectly use the instrumental for extracting the vocals in audacity when they are not quite identical.
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How can I remove the harshness from my first music track? [closed]

I'm using audacity but can't really get it to improve beyond that. It sounds good on some systems but not on most.
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Why Is My Music Waveforms Exported From LMMS So High?

The height of music waveforms exported from LMMS are very high and I'm afraid it might lead to clipping or unbalanced volume when accompanied with video. The track in LMMS which is a 1-min loop was ...
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Repair a file using Audacity?

Can someone please tell me what is wrong with the attached audio clip between 9 to 18 seconds. When I listen using my headphone/headset or laptop speakers, they sort of vibrate very rapidly/loudly (...
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How do I record a song that is already playing in audacity?

I am using the recent version of Audacity in Windows and I want to apply some effects to my audio(song). This effect is real-time and I have to record the audio while applying this effect. How to do ...
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How to make Audacity play in loop?

In Audacity, how to make a selection or a whole track play in a loop, i.e. start over at the end.
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USB interface recording, adjust phone monitor volume in BOSS ME 25

I recently tried to record my guitar playing using a USB interface in ME 25. I recorded it using Audacity. I used a headphone monitor plugged in the phone jack to hear my playing. I struggle with the ...
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Audacity Waveform Limiting Amplitude

I'm trying to record my keyboard with Audacity, but I get the following waveform. Notice that the amplitude of the wave seems to be limited. I'm sure there's an easy fix to this, but I couldn't ...
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Weak headphone volume during playback through Mbox 2 interface

I bought an Mbox 2 off of Ebay, which I'm trying to use to record some demos. I'm using it with Audacity on Linux, via the JACK sound server. When I listen through the headphones (via the Mbox 2 ...
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How to record voice over existing voice tracks using Audacity

I am trying to record singing using Audacity. Once I hit the record button is record my singing, but how to I overlay the existing recording if I wanted to keep parts of the tracks and re-record some ...
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USB sound card's microphone does not pick up anything from amplifier

So here's my setup right now. My electric guitar is connected to my amplifier using the standard 1/4" jack cord. The amplifier has a 1/4" headphone socket at the back, and I connected it to a USB ...
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Why does Audacity consider 320kpbs "insane" quality for mp3s?

The title says it all. I know they're just having a bit of fun with the name, but it seems to imply that such quality is basically not needed. Why is that?
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Recording Sound Through Casio Keyboard Using Audacity

My Casio WK-110 has four ports... a USB port (used for MIDI recording), a sustain port (used for sustain pedals), a power port, and a phones/output jack. I would like to record the SOUND of my ...
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Enhancing a frequency band with Audacity

I have an aiff file that's got a mixture of spoken word and music on it. I've isolated the frequency of the voice I want to enhance in the recording. What tool within audacity would I use to bring ...
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Is there any way in Audacity I can remove a backing track from a guitar performance?

So I have downloaded a backing track for guitar And wrote it into a cd player connected to my mixer (all independent from computer) and then I added the guitar on the mix, then I used a digital ...
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My USB microphone creates so much white noise in Fl Studio while recording vocals; why?

I have a CAD U37 condenser USB microphone directly plugged in to my i3 processor HP laptop in Fl Studio 12, but while recording vocals it creates white noise that affects my song quality. The same ...
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Connecting a Keyboard to Record in Audacity

I'm trying setup my Casio CTK-6000 electric keyboard to be able to be recorded through my Windows 10 computer using Audacity. I have this cable connected to the two "L/R Line Out" spots in the ...
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Recording Keyboard Output Using Audacity

I'm trying setup my Casio CTK-6000 electric keyboard to be able to be recorded through my Windows 10 computer using Audacity. I have this USB cable and I have connected the keyboard to the computer. ...
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Distortion in Audacity

So I have a guitar part that I want to be distorted, but not overpower anything. I used the Amplify Effect (all the way up), and it sounds great. However, when I turn the track volume down, it also ...
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Can Audacity only delete the stuff I just recorded with backspace instead of all the audio?

Here's the process I go through: I start recording I mess up I stop recording I press backspace But backspace deletes all the audio I've recorded in the project - easily undone - but still very ...
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How to make a backing track from any song. (If possible)

I've seen a lot of tutorials about how to remove vocals and such with audacity, which never seem to work. But I want to know if I can find a song like on YouTube or something and remove all the lead ...
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How to record and add the voice of my friend for a song who is in another country?

I am an amateur pianist. I want to release a music album. I have a friend in another country who is willing to sing for my music. I play my instruments and send her the mp3. She plays the mp3 and ...
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Is this type of sound wave possible (Picture)

I apologize in advance if this is off topic for your stack. I saw this picture of a sound wave on a website. I have never seen a design like this for a sound wave. I am under the impression that this ...
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