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Postby MattKingUSA » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:03 pm

Audacity is a great program. I actualy use an older build because the newest release plays back very very slow. Kind of strange. I've not been able to get reverb for it though. Anyone know of an easy way to add this effect in Audacity?

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Postby nathan » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:15 pm

You'll want to do a search for LADSPA in your repository. Download anything that looks like a collection of plugins...there are several LADSPA reverb plugins that will show up automatically in Audacity once installed.

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Postby MattKingUSA » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:41 pm

Thanks I will get that installed absolutely. Gracias

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Postby briwood » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:50 pm

I've been using Audacity for about 2 years and love it. One of my main uses is for transcription. I use the Change Tempo Without Changing the pitch effect a lot. I've discovered that you get better results if you convert your stero recording to mono before slowing it down.

Question: This weekend I was trying to figure out if there is any way to edit (remove) certain frequencies from a recording. Say I have a recording of a flute playing with bass and drums. My goal would be to remove the range of frequencies that the flute is playing in and isoloate the bass and drums. (If I ended up loosing some cymbals that overlap the flute freqs that would be ok.) Anyone know of a plugin that can do this? (I've read about removing vocals on the Audacity wiki. I'm thinking there must be a better way...)

Thanks for starting this forum!

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Postby nathan » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:52 pm

I'm not sure about frequency isolation in Audacity...have you tried the remove noise function?

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Postby briwood » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:20 pm

nathan wrote:I'm not sure about frequency isolation in Audacity...have you tried the remove noise function?


Yeah - it doesn't let you specify a frequency AFAICT.

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Postby nathan » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:57 pm

For this kind of functionality you may have to go the VST plugin/Ardour route.

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Postby saltmiser » Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:18 pm

I've actually recorded decent quality albums with local bands using audacity and an external old-school mixer...audacity is great.

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Postby studio32 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:36 pm

briwood wrote:I've been using Audacity for about 2 years and love it. One of my main uses is for transcription. I use the Change Tempo Without Changing the pitch effect a lot. I've discovered that you get better results if you convert your stero recording to mono before slowing it down.


Try Rezound for tempo switching, Im interested in your opinion and comparison with audacity!

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Re: Audacity

Postby raboof » Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:38 pm

MattKingUSA wrote:Audacity is a great program. I actualy use an older build because the newest release plays back very very slow.


Which release are you referring to?

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/release-notes mentions recording in 'full duplex, mono' on linux with 1.2.6 might produce a distorted/low-pitched result, and suggests recording in stereo as a workaround.

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Postby MattKingUSA » Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:15 pm

Well this was on my old laptop that I was using. I was using release 1.2 or something. But now I am using the most current release which I believe is 1.3

But it works superbly on my tablet.
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Re: Audacity

Postby Havoc » Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:09 pm

This weekend I was trying to figure out if there is any way to edit (remove) certain frequencies from a recording.


Isn't freqtweak usable for that?


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