Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.

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Package dependencies cannot be resolved. Trying to install Audacity

I'm very new to Linux and just installed Ubuntu on an iMac G5. I'm trying to install Audacity but everytime I do it through the Software Center I get the following. audacity: Depends: audacity-data (...
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Audacity 2.05 Crashes Ubuntu 14.04

Hi Audacity is crashing after a few seconds; the cursor slows down noticeably and it then makes a buzzing noise, I hit stop, screen greys out and I have to force quit. The Audacity log reads; 19:53:...
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Distorted sound with a Lexicon Alpha USB sound card

The issue is, whenever I open a program which uses audio in some way (skype, audacity etc.) the sound of my audio player (any, I've tried at least 3 of them) turns glitchy and distorted. To resolve ...
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Unable to play or edit .m4a files on fresh Lubuntu 15.10 installation

I have some m4a files I would like to edit with Audacity, but Audacity crashes when I try to open the files. In attempting to solve the problem, I found that I'm not able to play m4a files either. I'...
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Having difficulty installing Audacity 2.1.2 in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having a terrible time finding clear instructions on how to install the latest Audacity in Ubuntu 14.04. The Wiki was not particularly helpful in my case. I'm not exactly a power-user, mind you. ...
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Audacity Keeps Crashing

I'm running the latest version of audacity and the playback keeps crashing when I try to pause it. Ive seen elsewhere on line that this is a bug and that there are workarounds for it but i cant seem ...
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how do you install .so plugins for audacity?

Gsnap (a pitch correction plugin) and all of the GVst plugins for Audacity have been ported to linux in the .so format. http://www.gvst.co.uk/portpage.htm How do you install them? Tried to put ...
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Audio editing software with a similar workflow to Premiere Pro for video

Is there any software available that allows for multi-track audio editing, with a workflow similar to that of Adobe Premiere Pro for video editing? I'd like to be able to take lots of recordings of ...
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Audacity wav file to mp3

Hi i would like to convert an audacity WAV file to an Mp3 and im having trouble finding the up to date information needed in order to do this do you think you can help me out?
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Audacity hangs when using audio drivers other than JACK

I have the latest Audacity version (2.1.1), yet it doesn't matter what version I use, because I've had the same problem since I first installed it months ago. Audacity has major issues when I use any ...
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Use native Unity menus in Audacity

When using Audacity in Ubuntu, you'll find that the menu bar is placed inside the window, and not in the usual location. This means it takes up more space than it should, and it makes it impossible to ...
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audacity not starting

When I try to start audacity all I can see is a blank window and when I start from the terminal I get $ audacity ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:618:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave ALSA lib ...
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Delay when using JACK & Guitarix to record bass guitar

I've recently started using Ubuntu to convert my PC into basic recording home studio. I was surprised that the Rocksmith USB cable was directly recognized and running smoothly, configuring JACK was a ...
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How to install Gsnap for audacity ?

I have searched in the internet for an explanation how to install Gsnap as a plugin to audacity. I can not find any information that would settle my insecurity, now I am at a point where I am not even ...
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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, 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 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: http://ubuntuforums....
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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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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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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. Also,...
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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 (http://vb-audio....
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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 recording/...
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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 ...