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

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Microphone not showing up in Audacity

The mic is visible in "PulseAudio volume control". It is not muted and volume is at 100%. I can see it picks sounds. It is also visible in arecord: $ arecord -l | tail -n 3 card 3: Microphone [Trust ...
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How can I play a youtube video AND ncmpcpp/Audacity at the same time?

When I play music in ncmpcpp, youtube videos do not work (vice versa) When I play music in mpv, audacity refuses to work (vice versa) I can only play one at a time, why is that? How do I fix it? on ...
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How can I use audacity to record audio output along with mic input?

My goal is to record 4-5 hours of audio for my long form podcast. I need it to be able to accept input from the mic and output from the laptop audio (so I can record conversation I have with other ...
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How do I get the latest version of AUDACITY to convert from WAV to MP3?

Would like to convert my audio files in WAV format to MP3 format. I learned that this can be done with AUDACITY. But, using AUDACITY 2.1.2 I could not get the response that the instructions said I ...
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Want to record Audio output from phone to audacity through Aux Cable on laptop(with only one 3.5 mm jack)

I want to record sound output from phone in my laptop through an AUX cable. When I press record it is recording outside mic picked up by the internal microphone Instead I want to record the sound ...
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My microphone just gives white noise

I've got a Purism Librem 13 laptop which comes with PureOS (a Debian derivative) installed by default. I've got Ubuntu 18.04 installed, but the built in microphone only generates white noise. Here's a ...
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Record my Behringer UMX-61 Synth into Audacity

i am using Yoshimi Synth with my UMX-61 midi keyboard. So currently this is producing some nice sounds. I have connected UMX-61 and Yoshimi using Jack I turn on Audacity and hit REC. I would expect ...
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Audacity could not find a safe place to store temporary files (installed via snap) [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 18.04, Audacity is in a loop, where no matter what location I type into the dialog, it keeps saying Audacity could not find a safe place to store temporary files. Audacity needs a place ...
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Audacity Plug-ins - Acx Check and RMS Normalize Help!

I'm VERY new to Linux and am running Ubuntu 16.04.05 xenial in tandem with Chrome OS via crouton on my ASUS Chromebook. I have audacity up and running but need to get/install the Acx-check and RMS ...
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Recording my guitar with Behringer UCA200 Control

I am using UCA 200 Behringer Sound Card to input my guitar to Audacity. I am also using it to Output the audio to my Speakers. Then i get the Alert Window: "Latency Correction setting has caused the ...
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Recording audio output from phone with Audacity and AUX cable

I am trying to record the phone output audio using AUX cable connected to my PC mic jack. The recorded raw file is filled with a noise. Does anyone know how could I eliminate that noise? I am using ...
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What Do All of the Input and Output Audio Devices Mean?

I'm running Audacity on Xubuntu and notice a lot of options for my playback and recording devices. This is surprising, given that I'm coming from Windows where there are only a couple of options (one ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 and Behringer UCA222, cannot control recording level in Audacity

on a Dell Inspiron with previous versions of Ubuntu I've had no problem, but with the latest Ubuntu I cannot control record volume from a Behringer UCA222 in Audacity. The USB device appears in ...
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Audacity menu options grayed out

These options should be available. The track is stopped not paused and I can use the options they just look grayed out and the options I can't use look like I can use them. I've only had this issue ...
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Audacity recording extremely slow in Ubuntu 16.04 [closed]

Audacity is suddenly recording extremely slowly (at what seems to be 0,1x speed), which means that at playback the sound is played at a very high pitch and much faster than the original. If I then ...
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Audacity command line batch tempo modification

I am using Audacity to speed up my podcast in order to save time while listening to them in the car. Is it possible to create a batch which assigns a given speed (e.g. 30) to all files in a folder?
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background noice when recording audio on pc but not when recording on laptop

when I record audio on my pc it has a background noice that doesnt go away, but whenever I record on my laptop with the same microphone it doesnt have that background nice both machines are running ...
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Microphone recording approximately 12x slower than normal in certain applications (new install Ubuntu 16.04.3)

I'm using an analog microphone to record some audio with audacity. When I select the correct microphone and hit record, the bar indicating progress moves ever so slowly. It takes about 12 seconds for ...
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Audacity v2.1.2 hangs almost instantly when recording second track (overdubbing)

Open Audacity Record a few seconds of audio and press stop. This works fine. Start recording again. In a fraction of a second, the recording stops on its own (recording button is un-highlighted, ...
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Playback doesn't work (including test sounds) / Recording works / Playback in Chrome works!

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit in a virtual machine. I have a very odd issue with media playback. audio playback doesn't work from an app. the test sounds in "Sound" settings don't work -- but ...
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How can I downgrade from Audacity 2.2.0 to 2.1.3? [duplicate]

I'm using Lubuntu 17.04. I'd like to downgrade Audacity from 2.2.0 (too buggy) to 2.1.3 but am unsure how to do that. Your help is much appreciated.
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Audacity ruins microphone input in Ubuntu 16.04.2

Normally when I record something with the microphone, it's fine. But when I start audacity (version 2.1.2), the recording sounds like it's been sped up and the pitch has been increased, and both a lot....
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Playback issues in Audacity and other apps

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on a virtual machine (2 GB RAM, 12 MB video memory) in VirtualBox 5.1. The host OS is macOS Sierra 10.12.5. Whenever I play a sound on Audacity, the output sound is garbled ...
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Audacity & OPUS Files?

How can I get Audacity to work with Opus files? Is there a plugin I can get? I've heard that I can point Audacity to a framework for encoding/decoding and delegate the work to the framework, since ...
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invisible audacity session running won't let me start audacity

when i try to run audacity i get the following error message: ''The system has detected that another copy of Audacity is running. Running two copies of Audacity simultaneously may cause data loss or ...
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After Ubuntu crash, can't open Audacity as “already running”

While converting some audio in Audacity, I moved by accident the file Audacity that was exporting. As the file was still being exported, the system crashed. After reboot, if I try to open Audacity,...
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How can global menu / HUD be fixed for Audacity in 16.04?

Applications like this become very time consuming without the HUD. But lack of global menu seems to be causing this. It did work on first installation but now it's gone. Reinstalling can make it work ...
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Is it possible to control the recording if Audacity is running in the background?

I would like to record audio while Audacity is running in the background, e.g. because I am focused on another window. Is it possible to control the start and stop of a recording using global keyboard ...
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Audacity not working anymore

I had installed Audacity and everything was working fine until it stopped opening. The only change that I can think it could have affected audacity, is that I installed pyaudio, but I am not sure how ...
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How to use ICD-P520?

I have a mobile recorder and woukd like to use it or demonstrate it's use with Ubuntu Linux. SONY ICD-P520
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How to Make Raw Data Recognizable in Audacity

I want to import a file from Zynaddsubfx. Here are the steps I am taking in Audacity: File Import Raw Data I pick the file I want, from Zynaddsubfx, which is a .xmz file. The file is imported, but ...
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Insuff. permissions to download Audacity plugins?

I'm trying to download Audacity plugins (.ny files) to my plug-ins folder at usr/share/audacity/plugins but it once I try to download it, it says insufficient permissions? I can't copy/paste any ...
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Does anyone know if OceanAudio is Safe?

I just installed OceanAudio to do simple audio editing tasks which Audacity makes very painful, disk-space intensive (1gb plus per hour) and therefore very slow. It is an awesome program which does ...
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Why I am no able to install audacity from neither the ppa repositories, nor the the .deb file?

Today I have been trying to install Audacity by various methods, including the PPA repositories, the .deb file, and through the terminal using the command sudo apt-get install audacity and yet I ...
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Could not find wx-config error when building Audacity from source

When building Audacity from source the configuration fails and prints this error: configure: error: Could not find wx-config: is wxWidgets installed? is wx-config in your path? I've read the build ...
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How to install audacity software in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and trying to install audacity on Ubuntu. I tried these commands & didn't work. sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:audacity-team/daily && sudo apt-get update && ...
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Move or resize huge Audacity project files?

My data file directory for a 1 hour mp3 edit file is 1.5 gb. Why is this so big. I only have 12 or so gigs for my system and this wipes me out with 450mb left over. Is there a setting I can change ...
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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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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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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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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 (= ...