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Audio interface x 4 channels?

Looking for an audio interface to take 4 analog line inputs and allow me to record them digitally. [more inside]
posted by BillMcMurdo on Jun 18, 2014 - 9 answers

Audio editing software to easily and efficiently export brief MP3 clips?

Which OSX application will allow me to most efficiently set up the beginning and endpoints of MP3 files in order to extract brief audio clips? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Oct 21, 2013 - 7 answers

Recording in Audacity causes distortion

I'm in the middle of a project creating educational podcasts to be distributed as part of a digital curriculum. Halfway through the project, literally in the middle of a podcast, my audio quality went from being ok (or at least comparable to other recordings that the company has) to sounding like I'm recording things underwater. I'm using Audacity on Windows 8, and haven't touched the settings of either--any suggestions would be helpful! [more inside]
posted by MeghanC on Sep 17, 2013 - 5 answers

Apparent static coming from microphone

People I talk to on Skype claim to hear static coming from my end. I ran a test in Audacity and I could hear the static as well. The microphone I'm using is an MXL 990 and I'm using and Icicle Preamp (This thing) to connect the mic to my laptop through USB. I'm copying over any and all specs that would help. Here is the link. I've tried disabling my internal mic and that didn't work. Before I got this laptop, I was using a laptop that had XP on it and it worked fine. I did spray febreeze in the room and on the mic so that everything would smell nice (I was trying to clean up the room). I tried using both my internal mic and another USB one and they worked fine. I also tried using a different USB cord to hook up my mic to my laptop and I was told there was static. What should I do? I've been having this problem for a while now and it's starting to get on my nerves. Thanks in advanced.
posted by Flamzeron on Feb 21, 2013 - 13 answers

Using a Mixer w/Audacity to do Interviews on a Landline.

Using a Mixer w/Audacity to do Interviews on a Landline.? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Nov 26, 2012 - 6 answers

How can I record myself talking and listen to it later on my Android phone or Ipod Touch?

How can I record myself talking and then transfer that file to my Android phone or Ipod Touch so I can listen to it later with my other music and podcasts? I'm looking for advice on software, transfer procedures and best practices to make this an easy process. [more inside]
posted by seasparrow on Sep 24, 2012 - 6 answers

I just want one seamless file! Too much to ask for?

Audacity-filter : How do I merge three tracks together in Audacity when audio overlaps at the beginning and end of each track? I just need a seamless track! [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Jun 22, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I disable a pitch cancellation feature?

When I record myself singing a single note in Audacity, it records fine for a while. Then after about two seconds it cancels out that pitch as if it were background noise. (It will then record other notes, although the quality is severely affected.) It does this with both the built-in mic and my headset mic. How do I disable this feature? [more inside]
posted by gray17 on Feb 5, 2012 - 3 answers

Captain Planet! He's not being my hero...

How to remove vocals? [more inside]
posted by emkelley on Nov 29, 2011 - 6 answers

How do I get music with a full stereo track?

How can I find song files that are in full stereo? [more inside]
posted by grimace636 on Nov 11, 2011 - 13 answers

Help me rewind Audacity when in the middle of recording (please)

I am recording a list of names on Audacity. Usually, when I go wrong, I know I've gone wrong. I'd like to be able to rewind to where I was about to go wrong and re-record over the wrong one, rather than adding a new version of the name after the wrong one then going back later to cut out the mistakes. So the ideal: "Peter, John, Rabbit" [rewinds to end of John] "Robert, Paul ... " and I end up with a tape saying "Peter, John, Robert, Paul ..." rather than "Peter, John, Rabbit, Robert, Paul ..." [more inside]
posted by LyzzyBee on Aug 24, 2011 - 2 answers

Is there a way to automagically improve the sound of downloaded bootlegs?

Does software exist to automatically improve the sound of music recordings, similar to the auto-adjustment features of photo-editing software? [more inside]
posted by nowonmai on Aug 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Ideas for enhancing smartphone audio recording for live events

RecordingFilter: I got the idea of using my new Android phone to make a live recording. I just used the Voice Recorder app that came on the phone. The resulting recording is obviously pretty low quality, but not completely terrible. How can I find ways to make future smartphone recordings sound better? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Mar 26, 2011 - 4 answers

How to show and voice a presentation on a PC?

I am having real trouble recording presentations on my Windows Vista laptop. I have this killer presentation on Open Office Impress and have CamStudio and Audacity. But, Audacity keeps crashing and I can't get CamStudio to record the entire screen. When I set "Full Screen" it just records a corner of it. I am wracking my brain trying to figure out a way to make this presentation work. I also have a Flip Mino and a slideshare account but I don't want to put the presentation online as its a course audition and very rough. Suggestions???
posted by parmanparman on Mar 1, 2011 - 1 answer

Un-distorting a "jewish" sound clip.

I need help un-disorted a sound clip. There is a sound in Civilization 4 that plays whenever you discover Judaism. I could not place it--and I know my Jewish prayers--so I dug in the install folder and found the full file. It is heavily distorted in a way I cannot quite figure out. Could someone help me see if this was ever a prayer to begin with, or was just random vocalizations approved as being "Jewish enough" in order to avoid offending people with actual prayers? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 24, 2011 - 8 answers

I'm out of the loop...

What audio editing software should I use if I want loops to be automatically detected? This seems like a fairly simple task - all the program would have to do is identify repeating waveforms. [more inside]
posted by matkline on Feb 16, 2011 - 4 answers

All-in-1 package for music editing that includes features like Auto-Tune and Melodyne?

All-in-1 package for music editing that includes features like Auto-Tune and Melodyne? [more inside]
posted by audio on Dec 10, 2010 - 5 answers

How to get footage from camera and audio equipment to youtube quicker.

Help me make my audio/video fcp life easier. I'm spending far too much time encoding and converting, and there are issues once I've done that; how do I speed the process up? I'm going to be doing this on the road for 12 months, so I really need a better method. (detailed description of tech specs/issues inside) [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Oct 5, 2010 - 8 answers

I NEED MATHS! How do I slow this track down to -800%?

How do I reduce something by -800% when I'm working with a scale between -99% and 99%? [more inside]
posted by tunestunes on Sep 13, 2010 - 15 answers

Calling all guitar pedal geeks!

I play the recorder, using a basic recorder -- mic -- pedals -- amp setup. Pedal 1 provides delay; pedal 2 is the tricky part. There's a specific processing effect I'm looking for, which is this: 1) Clip the input signal above a defined decibel limit (not frequency limit); 2) Feed to output ONLY the signal above this limit. [more inside]
posted by YamwotIam on Aug 6, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I make this thing? (video-editing mystery)

I need to edit a series of basic videos together within the next 24 hours. I have no idea what I'm doing! Please help me. [more inside]
posted by SebastianKnight on May 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Preparing audio files for 8khz

In preparing voice files for a final sample rate of 8kHz what can I do to ensure that the voice remains as warm and untinny as possible. [more inside]
posted by clarkie666 on Mar 2, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I go about creating some speech synthesized audio files of a handful of made-up words?

I need to create about 8 gender-neutral, speech-synthesized audio files of variants of a made up word for a research project I'm working on. What program should I use to do this? Is there a really simple way to complete this task? What's a good resource or tutorial that I can walk myself through? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Feb 5, 2010 - 11 answers

How to auto select loop in audio track?

Any way of automatically selecting an audio loop in Audacity or some other app? [more inside]
posted by lmm on Dec 4, 2009 - 8 answers

Why would this MP3 play slowly in Audacity?

Why would an MP3 play at a significantly different speeds in Audacity and Windows media player, respectively? Specifically, Audacity is playing the file waaay to slow. [more inside]
posted by chocolate_butch on Apr 19, 2009 - 4 answers

Making an mp3 from a Youtube video

I'm trying to make a high quality mp3 of the first 3:41 of this yt video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWz-x7YMVCk [more inside]
posted by cashman on Mar 8, 2009 - 5 answers

Why doesn't Audacity see my sound card?

Why does Audacity think I have no sound card installed? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 15, 2009 - 2 answers

Controlling recording input with Audacity.

Controlling sound input when recording using Audacity for WinXP. [more inside]
posted by mojohand on Oct 10, 2008 - 8 answers

How do you remove background noise in Final Cut?

What's the best way to remove background noise from a Final Cut project? [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Jul 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Cheap Mic for Recording Spoken Word?

I'm looking for suggestions for a cheap mic I can plug into my MacBook to record spoken word into GarageBand or Audacity. [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Jul 16, 2008 - 8 answers

Audacity effects for cleaning up a Skype call podcast?

I've recorded a Skype call via Audio Hijack, and my plan is to podcast it. Now I'm editing in Audacity. What effects/compression settings should I use to improve sound quality? [more inside]
posted by diastematic on Apr 23, 2008 - 12 answers

How dare you! ... we like it.

What are some audacious things that people have done to convince someone of their goal/cause/opinion or change their mind - and succeed? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 27, 2008 - 17 answers

Iron Maiden never had this problem.

Help this tech-impaired rock star record face-melting multi-layered music on his computer! [more inside]
posted by Schlimmbesserung on Mar 7, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I unlock a downloaded podcast?

How do I unlock a downloaded podcast? [more inside]
posted by kristymcj on Jan 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Basic Audio Recording with Audacity: Need help removing the microphone from the input mix

I'm using Audacity to record audio from various software on my laptop, but it's grabbing info from my microphone instead of my speakers. How do I fix this?! [more inside]
posted by abbyladybug on Dec 9, 2007 - 31 answers

Stupid Low Hum

Why is there a low hum when I record with Vista? [more inside]
posted by superbird on Nov 1, 2007 - 5 answers

A glitch in my freeware!

Whenever I transfer the audio from a video file into the freeware program Audacity, I get brief, loud patches of white noise every few seconds, as well as a weird sort of cycling white noise in the background (the rest of the file is normal). Is there anything I can do to get rid of this? Should I use a different program? (preferably a free one, like Audacity.) [more inside]
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam on Sep 21, 2007 - 5 answers

My Computer Can't Hear Itself

Vista screwed up my ability to record inline audio. How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by superbird on Aug 7, 2007 - 5 answers

How can I record streaming audio directly onto my Mac using Audacity?

I'm looking for a tutorial on using Audacity to record streaming audio off the net. I can get it to record sound, but it seems to be doing it through my microphone with corresponding degraded quality and ambient noise. [more inside]
posted by ialwayscryatendings on Apr 18, 2007 - 8 answers

I Have the Audacity

I'd like your tips on recording acoustic music with Audacity. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Feb 6, 2007 - 25 answers

How to clean up phone audio using Audacity?

I've got a phone conversation that's going to become a podcast. How can I use Audacity to make it sound its best?
posted by jjg on Jan 22, 2007 - 11 answers

need to know what kind of synth (bass?) this is and how to replicate it with my computer

need to know what kind of synth (bass?) this is and how to replicate it with my computer [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Jan 7, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I get rid of the feedback in a WAV file with Audacity?

I have a WAV file of a lecture I'm trying to edit into a Podcast using Audacity. There's some feedback and ringing during some of the speaker's talk. How do I get rid of it (or at least minimize it)? [more inside]
posted by dw on Oct 30, 2006 - 13 answers

How can I record speech in stereo?

Oh, how I wish I could record in stereo, but as things stand, it's looking like it's going to have to be a mono-podcast. Help me get into both channels. [more inside]
posted by featherboa on Aug 4, 2006 - 13 answers

Troubleshooting Mac Audio Recording Problems

Major audio recording problems on an iMac - help?! [more inside]
posted by Dreama on May 14, 2006 - 10 answers

Clap Your Hands Say WTF

Multi-track recording synchronization issues with Audacity. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Mar 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Help new podcaster with Skype voicemail/audacity

I have Skype-In with voicemail. How can I download the voice messages for use in a podcast? [more inside]
posted by JamesMessick on Feb 13, 2006 - 6 answers

Audacity & iTunes Not Talking

My WAV files that are exported from Audacity will not play (or even import) in iTunes! I've done this a thousand times before, why doesn't it work anymore? [more inside]
posted by crapples on Feb 4, 2006 - 8 answers

How to split up a large audio file in Windows?

What is the easiest way to split up a large audio file into shorter segments on Windows? [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Oct 26, 2005 - 4 answers

Audio enhancement question

What are the best tricks, using an audio program like Audacity, for improving a recording of a phone interview where the other guy sounds really quiet, but your voice is loud? What compression/decibal settings are typically best, and what other effects will bring the quiet voice up -- perhaps without making the loud voice much louder? [more inside]
posted by inksyndicate on Mar 9, 2005 - 9 answers

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