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Audacity doesn't list USB Microphone

I got a new USB Microphone. It is listed at lsusb: Bus 004 Device 011: ID 0d8c:0031 C-Media Electronics, Inc. And it works fine on e.g. TeamSpeak. But at Audacity, it isn't listed. (Just for ...
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How to use arecord or audacity to trigger an event in a script through a specific noise?

I'm trying to set up an old computer with a microphone to have an always-on microphone and trigger a script and say send a tweet. I want to create a log of every time a train passes, have it measure ...
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I am unable to install audacity in Ubuntu 14.04

Hello Ubuntu community, I am new to linux and Ubuntu and would really like some help. I really am not very good with computers...I just like the idea of open source out of principal. I tried to ...
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Audacity on 12.04.5 LTS crashes, running Crouton on a Samsung Chromebook

I have Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS on a Samsung Chromebook (303c model) through crouton with XFCE interface. I have installed audacity using sudo apt-get install audacity, but each time I import the audio file ...
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Audacity, VLC package dependencies cannot be resolved? 14.04

It was working, but suddenly disappeared from my pc and can't be installed again. VLC wont install either. Ubuntu Software Centre gives these errors for Audacity: audacity: Depends: audacity-data (= ...
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Why does Audacity doesn't work properly in Ubuntu 14.10?

I have audacity running well on a laptop with ubuntu 15.04 but on another computer with Ubuntu 14.10, it simply doesn't work, vlc and clementine work well with sound but when I try to record or play ...
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How might I connect a Digital Design Mbox2 Mini to Ubuntu for use in recording an electric bass (at a hobby level)?

I'm borrowing an Mbox2 Mini and want to play around with this in Ubuntu 15.04 with gnome. The settings panel Sound can see it under Inputs. I even see movement on the bar gauge as I play. I can see ...
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How do I record streaming audio with audacity?

I am new to Ubuntu and am just feeling my way around. The first few days have certainly been bumpy, and one of the issues I am facing is that I can't record streaming audio on Audacity .Even the user ...
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Playing 1st track while recording to a 2nd track (overdubing)

I'm trying to play the 20 min flac file on the first track while recording the mic to a second track. When I try and record while overdub is checked in Audacity the other tracks play fine and another ...
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Crackling during Skype calls, what can I do?

I've been trying to find tutorials or bug fixes to help with this, but no matter what I do I keep getting complaints that my input is "staticky" (their word, not mine lol) Specs: Computer Summary ...
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How to install Audacity 2.1.0

The Ubuntu Software Centre has an older version and downloading Audacity from the website gave me a folder that doesn't seem to have a binary to start the program. How do I install version 2.1.0 in ...
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What is causing my issues with sound in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm hoping I can get some help with problems I've been having with sound in Ubuntu 14.04. I work a lot with audio recordings, and noticed difficulties when I started trying to record and annotate ...
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What's a good Soundflower replacement for Ubuntu?

I just made the switch from OS X to Ubuntu a couple days ago. On OS X, I relied on Soundflower in conjunction with Audacity to help me flawlessly record audio from my computer's speakers to a new MP3 ...
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Problem with audacity

I'm recording Teamspeak conversations via audacity for a Let's Play. The recording sounds kind of slow, as if it was a tape, running on low battery. Very much like in this post: ...
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What are possible reasons of regular sound glitches on recording with jack

I use jack connection kit (cadence with jackd) with my external USB audio card to record audio in Audacity. The problem is that regularly (about each 4-5 minutes of recording) a 'glitch' sound is ...
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Audacity playback speed much too fast, on Ubuntu Mate 15.04 [closed]

I just had a major issue with Audacity, on the first Ubuntu Maté distro. I was doing some sound work, and recording directly from microphones and audio monitors; but when I attempted to play back the ...
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How can I satisfy Audacity asking for libavformat.so.53, while Ubuntu 14.04 has libavformat.so.54?

I am using Audacity 2.0.5. I have been trying to edit video files. I know that Audacity is an audio DAW, but I recently learned that it was possible to import a file through ffmpeg and seperate the ...
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How to eliminate white noise when using a MIDI keyboard

I am experiencing some crackling sounds coming from my computer when I have qjackctl hooked up and I am using zynaddsubfx. At first I thought it was the microphone but I tested it with and without ...
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Jack not working with usb Microphone

I have a usb microphone that works with alsa but when I set it up for jack in Audacity nothing is being recorded I've tried each of the settings/options for the microphone in jack and both options in ...
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No sound in headphones (weird case)?

I recently switched from 14.04 to Zorin, which is based on 14.04, so any answers that you have for 14.04 would be helpful. I am experiencing a problem I also had on 14.04 - I downloaded and opened ...
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Flac files play for only five seconds

Using Ubuntu 14.04. Flac files only play for five seconds in Audacity and moc, then skip to next file in playlist. Files seem to be intact. I can't seem to find anything relevant on this issue.
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how to insert a small fragmented track in between of a different track using audacity

i want to insert a small fragmented track ( of length 11 seconds) some where between a running track of 5 minutes length, but the tracks must not be superimposed on each other. in other words i mean ...
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Sound Input Works in Audacity but not in PavuControl

I have a weird problem with my sound input. Namely the internal microphone of my laptop does not work with Skype, but it does work with Audacity. When I tried to configure everything, I installed ...
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Delay while recording piano input

I connected my digital piano to my laptop via a JACK cable and an USB sound card adapter. After running pactl load-module module-loopback latency_msec=1 I am able to hear live sounds from piano. ...
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How can I record audio in & mic in as 1 channel in Audacity?

I am trying to record my podcast, which I do using Google Hangouts & Audacity. I recently switched from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu. In Windows I was using the software Virtual Cable ...
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Audacity Stop Record Freeze

As the title reads, after recording audio, and pressing the stop button, audacity freezes. This doesn't appear to happen all the time, but when it does I terminate Audacity and then recover project ...
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How do I install a .so file? - newbie

I downloaded freeverb.tar.gz which contains a plugin library (freeverb.so) for Audacity. I extracted the .tar.gz file to my downloads folder but I don't know what to do next. There is no Readme ...
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Where to get Audacity Stable?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. According to the help menu in Audacity, it is version 2.0.6-alpha-May 31 2014, and it has bugs and occasionally crashes in the middle of recording. Losing an hour of ...
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how to record sound via headphone in audacity

i have tried recording sound via headphone but i cant get it done not only that but while using skype my voice is not audible to the person whom i am talking but i can hear his voice i think it is ...
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How to convert a wav to mp3 in audacity

I am trying to export a wav format file to an mp3 format in audacity, but when it's done exporting all that is does is make this screaching sound for about two seconds and then there is no sound at ...
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Encoding ogg vorbis sound file with avconv using same codec as Audacity

For a website I am working on, I am trying to encode wav files to ogg (vorbis) using avconv. It seems like in some browsers, the resulting ogg files are not decoded properly. However, I figured out ...
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How do I record from Ardour with Audacity?

Ok I am having this problem with Audacity. I tested a theory and this is what I have discovered. Audacity will record from an outside source, but when I set up Qjackctl and Ardour it stops recording. ...
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Pre defined voice software for Ubuntu 12.04

I make videos or at times translate videos to local languages. Currently, I record using Audacity and simply export as mp3. It is a bit difficult to make my voice sound better in Audacity. Is there ...
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Script to Run Audacity On a Schedule

After reading the doc and wiki for Audacity, I see there is a timer recording feature, which is exactly what I need, however, I do not see an option for recurring record sessions. Is there a way to ...
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Is there a build of Audacity for Ubuntu that can use a local version of FFMpeg?

Audacity builds on Ubuntu no longer support FFMpeg because of the libav foolishness. Is there maybe a PPA or something with a build of Audacity that supports using a local build of FFMpeg? I could ...
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Audacity will no longer launch

When trying to launch Audacity, I get the following error: Audacity could not find a place to store temporary files. Please enter an appropriate directory in the preferences dialog. No files or ...
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Audacity isn't playing any sound and it makes 30 tracks instead of one

When I play anything in audacity there is no sound. I uninstalled it but it didn't work. Before I installed it through the Ubuntu software center, so I reinstalled it this time using a command. Still ...
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BT_GET_CAPABILITIES warning slowing down audio apps

I'm using a bluetooth audio receiver to stream music from my PC to an old stereo. Everything works fine, except that everytime an app needs to use audio, and starts initializing ALSA, it gets lots of ...
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Headphone jack port stopped working after opening Audacity

On my Asus F201E with Ubuntu 13.10, I have used headphones without problems until a few days ago, I opened Clementine and Audacity at the same time, and now my headphone port does not work anymore. I ...
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Real time audio manipulation program

What I'd like to do is play back audio files (currently mp3, but I'd convert them if I had to), and perform basic audio manipulation on them, equalization, panning etc, and to be able to manipulate ...
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How to record sound with Audacity in Ubuntu Studio 13.04

Please help me figure out the problem with my sound problem. I have tried a lot of solutions, non of which seems to work for my case. Here is the audio device viewed by Audacity: ...
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Microphone works, but line in not

I have an interesting issue with Ubuntu. I have a laptop that has one jack for line in/microphone and line out/headphones. This the reason why I bought a spliter like below: Splits one 4 ...
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Acoustic Guitar how can be connected to Ubuntu and make it sound like Electrical guitar to make metal sounds?

I have a Acoustic Guitar, which has audio output jack is there any way i can connect that jack to Ubuntu microphone in and then use some existing software which will make the Guitar sound like metal ...
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Not able to install VLC Player or Audacity Ubuntu Software Center

When I try to install Audacity through Ubuntu Software Center, the screen initially shows: Available from the "universe" source Then, I click on Use This Source button on the right, and it asks for ...
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Failed to Download Package Files

I have been trying to update my system in order to install Audacity. I got most of the updates to work but not the security updates for some reason. Now every time i try and download audacity from the ...
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How to install Audacity's manual?

I am trying to find the Audacity Folder so I can add the manual to it so I don't have to use online resources for help. I can't find where Ubuntu 12.04 stores the Applications Folder (as in a Mac)
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Why converting a flv file to mp3 I got a bigger file?

Converting a flv music file from youtube to mp3 with Audacity I got a bigger file than the initial flv. I guess I have set too big a bit-rate or something like that that has artificially inflated the ...
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Can I record playback with audacity without Pulseaudio?

I'm trying to record output (that what I can hear) with Audacity, but no sound recorded. I have found some instructions how to record with Pulseaudio, but I have only Alsa. I can't see any option in ...
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Audacity, Openshot, Ardour fail to launch 12.04 precise

I'm using a Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz × 2, with GeForce 210/PCIe/SSE2 graphics. 32 bit. I have been using Audacity fine in 10.10, and 11.10 but since upgrading to 12.04 precise, it ...
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How can Audacity help me determine vocal range and voice type?

Is there a way to use Audacity to record someone sing a song and then have a look at what musical notes a person has hit? Here is a list of what type of singers exist: Soprano: C4 – C6 Mezzo-soprano: ...