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Questions about Audacity, a cross-platform multi-track audio editor and recorder.

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Can I "clear up" the audio I'm hearing from a video clip in my browser?

I'm listening to some recording of a talk, which was made with a microphone far from the speaker; there's some noise and perhaps a bit of echo and it's not super clear. Now, if this were just an audio ...
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VU (dB) meters for surround 5.1 (PipeWire, KDE, Debian)

I guess this is sort-of a software recommendation question, but if I post it there I think even less people will be familiar with this specific setup (5.1 surround, Debian 12, KDE and PipeWire) I ...
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How to get audacity to recognize audio input without suspending pulseaudio?

I'm facing the issue that.. $ audacity ..starts audacity, but with missing inputs. $ pasuspender -- audacity ..starts audacity with all my inputs restored, so I can record from line-in, but then I ...
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How to install VST plugins to Flatpak Audacity?

I want to install the GVST plugin pack so that Audacity (from Flatpak) can see it. I am using KDE Neon (fairly new, I'm not sure how to find the version number). I've tried various directories to copy ...
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OpenSuSE Leap 15.3: Update 2022-55 (1) (recommended update for audacity) fails due to missing ffmpeg-3

Every time I'd like to update my OpenSuSE Leap 15.3 (x86_64) system, the software updater in the systray stumbles upon a recommended update for audacity (2022-55 (1)). It always fails to get installed ...
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Where is the Audacity plugin folder?

I'm trying to install some synths on audacity. I'm running PopOS 20.14. The audacity documentation says you should install plugins to /Library/Application Support/audacity. I cannot find this folder ...
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Audacity only hears system sounds

Audacity only hears system sounds. It is not capable of receiving microphone input. In alsamixer, every option is unmuted and set to the maximum. In PulseAudio Volume Control, the visual indicator ...
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How can i use my headset for listening but using laptop built-in microphone to record my voice?

In windows it's very easy. How come in linux there is no solution? I have already tried using hda-jack-retask, but it was updated in 2014 last time and now its 2020 with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. A lot has ...
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Can't get line-in input into apps

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 on an HP laptop and having trouble getting Audacity to record a track from line-in input. This may or may not be an issue with Audacity, it just acts like there's no line-in ...
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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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Audacity won't start after upgrade to Debian Sid (relocation error)

ever since I upgraded Debian stable to Debian sid I cannot start audacity. It gives me this error when I start from command line: audacity: relocation error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libwx_gtk2u_adv-...
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Audacity doesn't work with pulseaudio anymore

UPDATE: Today's upgrade to alsa-lib-1.1.7-2 fixed the issue. (2018-11-23) Arch Linux, up-to-date. As so often, a -Syu upgrade broke things again. This time it's audacity. Usually audacity, and any ...
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How to clear background noises with sox

Is it possible to convert a mp4 file to mp3 or flac, clearing background noises in the process? Or is it possible to run audacity totally trough shell, No GUI?
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Support for multiple sample rates during playing and recording in an application like Audacity

This is how I have defined my soundcard's channels in .asoundrc: pcm.!default { type plug slave { pcm "hw:1,0" } } ctl.!default { type hw card 1 } pcm_slave.usb_1 { ...
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How to make a script toggle between two commands when it is executed?

I am trying to write a script file and invoke it using XFCE global shortcut. The script should continue the Audacity application if it is in the stopped state and stop it (pause recording) if it is in ...
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Can I send a keyboard shortcut to two applications (e.g. Audacity and VLC) and at the same time?

I am on Fedora 25 (x86_64) and I use XFCE desktop. I need to record a sound in sync with a video. Recording is done by Audacity and video playback is done by VLC. Currently, I have set global keyboard ...
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Is it possible to reconstitute a WAV file from recording what is going to the sound card? [closed]

I'm trying to record exactly the digital signal that my computer is playing. For example, if I was to play a WAV file using an audio player, I would like to be able to reconstitute such file from the ...
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Is there a version of Audacity that will run on Alpine Linux?

I was trying to get the Gentoo version from the Audacity website, but as far as I can tell, Audacity is not ready for Gentoo Linux yet. Anyone know if the Ubuntu version will work on Alpine? Or one ...
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USB Audio detected by ALSA but not JACK?

I have a Presonus AudioBox USB device, connected to a USB 3 port, that supports both MIDI and Audio input. When I launch JACK and open the connection list from QJackCtl, I can see that the AudioBox ...
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How to launch an application with different Gtk+ 2 theme?

I'm trying to use a dark Gtk+ theme, and everything goes fine with native Gtk+ apps, and well, only with Gtk+ apps. I mean, wxWidgets and Mozilla's apps looks terrible, if not counting unreadability (...
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Snowball microphone no longer shared between applications

I recently bought a Snowball USB microphone for a podcast. Previously, I would record my track using audacity, and simultaneously use the microphone for Skype. I tried to do this yesterday and was ...
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Real-time noise cancellation

I have a very noisy heater in my apartment producing a constant whining sound between 6230 and 6280 Hz. The frequency varies but seems to fall within this range. Other apartments in my building have ...
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Assigning a global hotkey to a functionality of an appilcation in KDE

How can I set global shortcut keys to Pause and Record buttons in audacity? Options of vlc allow assigning global hotkeys but there's not such options in audacity.
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