I am recording a record, using an ion iTT USB turntable. I am using Audacity
version 1.4; which came with the turntable. I can play through to my
speakers while recording. I can play back after recording; so I know the
computer is receiving and recording.
However, the Audio tracks show no waveform - just a flat line; which makes
it difficult to separate & label the songs.
How do I get the program to display the waveform on the audio tracks?
From: Audacity Help <audacity-help@li...> - 2007-09-09 07:01:01
| From Steve & Sally Olsen
| Sat, 8 Sep 2007 19:51:54 -0700
| Subject: [Audacity-help] How do I make the wave form visible?
| I am recording a record, using an ion iTT USB turntable. I am using
| Audacity version 1.4; which came with the turntable. I can play through
| to my speakers while recording. I can play back after recording; so I
| know the computer is receiving and recording.
| However, the Audio tracks show no waveform just a flat line; which
| makes it difficult to separate & label the songs.
Audacity "1.4" does not exist yet but is the version of the Ion installation CD
that you have. The current Audacity version is 1.2.6 (stable) which we would
recommend that you upgrade to here:
If you can play back your recording in Audacity after making it and it sounds
fine then you must have a blue waveform like this:
or else you have accidentally silenced it with Edit > Silence after you recorded
it. Try using Edit > Undo to undo your editing actions to see if you can get
your waveform back. You can use Edit > Redo to redo the actions. Normally
you would expect to see a waveform as in the image above and a flat line
between the songs which would make the area between them easy to spot.
If all you can see is a flat line then you should not be able to hear anything
when you press spacebar to play the track.
If that does not help, could you post an image on the internet somewhere
of what you are seeing on the Audacity screen?
If you have not already seen it, we have a tutorial here on splitting long
recordings into separate tracks:
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Tested on: 9/9/2007 8:00:59 AM