| From Harold Seckinger=20
| Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:38:23 -0400
| Subject: [Audacity-help] Audacity
| I have been working with Audacity for a Numark TTUSB for several =20
| weeks. First: Why can't you supply us with an Audacity use guide that=
| fully explains every function of this whole program? Tell us what all=
| these functions are and what they mean. You give instructions for =20
| which neither You, Numark Or Apple will recognize or respond to. =20
We make only the Audacity software, not the turntables. What you state is=
untrue. You wrote to Audacity at audacity-help@...
on the 8th July thus:
" I have downloaded the revised software as instructed. Mac OS X 10.4.10
Item 4. "Audio I/O" "Recording Device" only option is "Built-in mike" =20
or "Built-in output". "USB Audio Codec" is not an option.
Once again, there is no recording or sound."
Although you had not written to us before that time, you were replied to=20
immediately, on the assumption that you were actually referring to a=20
USB turntable of some make or other. Until today, we received no further
correspondence from you. =20
| Simply, when a new file comes up, there is a set of figures in the =
| upper left hand corner: an I, an hour glass, a pencil, a magnifying =
| glass, an arrow?, and an asterisk. What do they do? Is the =20
| arrow a dimension? Do we travel in 2 directions?
If you need a description of the Audacity menus and controls, please look=
at the program's inbuilt Help (at Help > Contents), as you would with any
other software program. The information in the inbuilt Help is also availab=
| I have now had Audacity shut down on me at the end of a recording, =
| and just before I can save it.
The basic answer to this is not to use a USB turntable for your recording.
USB turntables from Ion and Numark are very prone to the USB signal=20
freezing at any time (most commonly due to the poor quality of the USB
cable supplied). Record using a conventional turntable that connects to the
line-in of your computer, then you won't have this problem. If you don't
have a line-in on your Mac, get a USB input/output device like an iMic that=
will give you a line-in:
| The instructions say I can retrieve it manually, but in 3 days, I hav=
| been able to do so:=20
Have you looked at the instructions here:
If so, how far have you got and what goes wrong? Basically you need to use=
the Audacity Recovery Utility:
but as there are no ready to run versions of this program for OS X, you nee=
to follow the instructions given on that page as for Linux i.e. install Pyt=
and wxPython, download the Recovery Utility Source code and start the=20
program as a command.=20
Do you still have files in Audacity's temporary folder that need to be reco=
if so we will try and help you further if you wish. Note however if you hav=
made subsequent recordings without saving a Project before starting the=20
recording, those recordings will be in the temporary folder as well, and if=
have at any time exited Audacity without "saving changes", there won't be a=
audio data left in the temporary folder anyway. =20
| after recording an LP for the 2nd time, normalize and noise removal
| screwed up my track.=20
You are not using Noise Removal with the best settings . You can undo any
editing action such as a Noise Removal that does not work well, with Edit >
Undo immediately afterwards. You can also preview the Noise Removal=20
before you run it to see if it sounds as you want. For help on using Noise=
Removal please see:
| Next, when I finish recording one side of an LP, if I =20
| stop the recording, the program shifts me to a second track which =20
| saves one track on top of the second, will not allow me to move of =
| shift the track, confuses it with the first
Don't stop the recording when you reach the end of one side of the LP.
Use the blue Pause button instead to pause the recording, and Pause=20
again to restart it on the same track.=20
If you have made two audio tracks by stopping the recording after the first
side of the LP, join them into one thus:
1. Select the second track by clicking in its Track Panel (where the mute/s=
olo buttons are)
2. Choose =93Cut=94 from the Edit menu
3. Place the cursor in the white space after the end of the audio in the fi=
4. Choose =93Paste=94 from the Edit menu
5. Close the second track by clicking the [X] top left of its Track Panel.
If you are using a 1.3.x Beta version of Audacity, instead of step 3, click=
in the first track then press END on your keyboard, then steps 4 and 5. =
| I have downloaded all the available information, guides, etc. =20
| available. Thery do not tell me what I need to know.
Did you look at the help page I pointed you to the first time I replied to =
You need to look at that (especially the troubleshooting section so that yo=
can minimise the number of times that the turntable will freeze up on you)
Then follow the link given in Section 9 of that page i.e. this one: =20
Had you done that, you would have seen the advice to use Pause, not Stop=20
when you change over the sides of your LP.
If you have any further questions, please tell us whether this is an Intel =
a Power PC and what version of Audacity you are using (see Audacity > About=
Audacity in the program). As I explained last time, if you are on an Intel =
you need the current Audacity 1.2.5 downloadable from=20
and if you are on a Power PC you need the current 1.2.6.
And finally should you already be more familiar with some other recording=
software such as GarageBand, you can use that instead of Audacity (but=20
you then need to go to the supplier of that software for help). =20
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Tested on: 7/17/2007 9:28:26 PM