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Old 07-24-2006, 10:45 PM   #1
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Anyone know how to lower the volume on a track using Audacity


If I want to do a treble boost, or something like that using Audacity, I have to first lower the volume level of the overall track to avoid overmodulating. I may be missing something obvious, but I can't see any way to do that. Using Audacity 1.2.4
 
Old 07-25-2006, 07:51 AM   #2
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Audacity lowering nvolume

1. First import your track - File > Open
2. Edit > Select > All
3. Effect > Amplify

You can then move the slider to Negative db if you want.

This is on Audacity 1.3.0 Beta but I think you should be Ok on 1.2.4

Have fun !
 
Old 07-25-2006, 10:54 AM   #3
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Sure enough! I guess I should have been able to figure that out, but I'm thankful anyway.

A little free advice for any vinyl rippers who happen to read this ... Gnome Wave Cleaner (gwc) is a jewel of a program for cleaning up audio debris from old or mistreated vinyl.
 
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Thanks for the info on GWC, I have also used previously a program called Gramofile which is somewhat old and has a basic look about it - it runs in terminal !
Also audacity has some filters embedded but they seem to be "un-sensitive" and you need to play with them to get a good result.
Its fun finding out what is around in Linux !
 
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Be a little careful with GWC. It's the best, but it's new and not quite standard. For example, any changes you make are immediately applied to the file. You can undo, but if you exit, you saved it! It also tends to lock up, but you just have to close the file, reopen, and pick up where you left off.

I have not had very good results at all with Audacity's filters. Until GWC, I ran all my vinyl rips over to Windows to use Goldwave's filters. GWC is slower, but the potential quality of the filtering blew Goldwave out of the water. As a result, I am now 100% MS free.

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