I first like to complament you on creating such an incredible tool free to
I also need some help with exporting
I just finished recording multimple tracks and have tried exporting as .wav
unfortunatly when ever i do this the .wav file sounds weird and
unrecognisable. It seems like it makes these weird vibration noises. If you
could email me back with some help it would be greatly appriciated
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| From "Rocky Tersigni" <rockytersigni@...>
| Fri, 02 Jun 2006 16:39:29 -0400
| I first like to complament you on creating such an incredible tool free to
| the public!
| I just finished recording multimple tracks and have tried exporting as .wav
| unfortunatly when ever i do this the .wav file sounds weird and
| unrecognisable. It seems like it makes these weird vibration noises. If you
| could email me back with some help it would be greatly appriciated
If you mean you used exactly that command "Export as WAV" then you will
export all the visible tracks on the screen mixed together. They will sound in
the exported file just as they do when played together in Audacity. If you
were intending to export a mix of all the tracks, then in this case the volume
of all the tracks are added to each other. Hence although each track individually
may be well below the distortion level of 0dB (the highest and lowest points
on the waveform view, 1.0 and -1.0), when mixed together they will probably
exceed the distortion level. So before exporting a multitrack Project to an
audio file, move the -.....+ gain sliders on each track panel to left to adjust the
level of each, so that when played together (i.e. none of the tracks' solo or
mute buttons are lit), there is no distortion.
You can check if there is distortion by watching the playback in the green VU
playback meters in the meter toolbar
and ensuring the red hold lights to right of the meter do not come on, which
indicate distortion. If the playback VU meter is not visible, enable it at
Edit > Preferences > Interface.
Note: to preserve the current balance of the mix between each track, you need
to move each gain slider to left by the same amount.
Should you have only exported an individual track from the Project (by
selecting it and clicking "Export Selection as WAV") but have distorted sound
I would assume that you have accidentally knocked over the gain slider to left
on the track panel of that track.
You can check that distortion above 0dB is the problem on your exported WAV
by re-importing it into Audacity and watching the green VU meters when it plays.