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For questions about Audacity,a free open source digital audio editor and recording computer software application, and how to use it.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Vst plugin for multi track audio editing

I use Fl studio, and 'Edison' its audio editing plugin can't edit more than one audio file simultaneously. Software like 'Audacity' can do multi-track editing but audacity can't be used as an external ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Filter the amplitude of a track based on the amplitude of another

I'm trying to convert noise including taps and scratches into a pitched sound. To do so, I'm planning to use a generated frequency (say, 440hz) and filter the sound, somehow. One way could be to ...
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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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Can Anyone Help Me Remove The Background Track From My Song In Audacity? [duplicate]

HELP!! I have spent the last 5 hours looking up tutorials and experimenting on how to remove a background track from a song in audacity. So far nothing works. I was wondering how to do it, or if ...