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Do any of you out there in the Discogs community use a USB turntable with audio software that’s not Audacity? If you want the reason for my request, here’s the situation: About nine years ago, I got a Crosley CR249 USB turntable and it came with a copy of Audacity to record records. When I used Audacity with the turntable connected to the computer, the turntable showed up as a “USB device” and I set the input volume to about 8.5 or 9 so that the signal would occasionally peak almost in the red.

It worked great! I used the Crosley sporadically over the years, only recording about a dozen albums, with the last one being about a year ago. A couple of months ago when my best friend and former DJ partner passed away, his wife asked me to come to Northern California and take all of his records, which I’m selling on Discogs to try to contribute to his four kids’ college funds. He also had an ion iTTUSB USB turntable and a couple of Technics SL1200s that I brought home. I set up the ion next to my computer in my office to record some of his vinyl and to upload samples to Discogs, and the Crosley in my living room with all of the records (because it has internal speakers) to listen to and grade the condition of each record.

Jun 2, 2018 - Version MAC OS High sierra 10.13.4 Audacity 2.1.3 Lame library v3.99.5 I see 'USB PnP Audio Device in the input section of 'SOUND'. Users will need to download the DVD Soft Video You Tube to MP3 Converter and Audacity software. Begin by opening the DVD Soft program. Then go to the You Tube website and find a video with the audio that you would like.

The ion turntable didn’t show up in Audacity, so I had to select a microphone as the device and set the input volume to 0.01 or it would feed back and be completely off the meter. I swapped out the turnable and connected only the Crosley to the PC, only to get the exact same problems. Even with the input level set to 0.01, the signal is still mostly in the red and is clipping.

If I lower it to 0.00, obviously I get nothing. Something has somehow changed how Audacity functions on my computer. It may be my daughter’s webcam software for her home school, or a game, or something else, but I’m not going to delete programs just to explore the possibility that another app is causing the issue. I have checked the Web sites for ion and Audacity, and of course, they are low-budget products, so the only “help” they give are user forums, and none of the users have an answer to the problem. I have tried to delete and re-install the Audacity software, and I am using the latest version (which I actually think is the problem, but I can’t find an earlier version).

I would like to try different software (preferably not freeware), and I am willing to purchase a new turntable that uses different software if necessary. Thanks for your time and help. Have you tried the main PC mixer to lower the input level to audacity? Also could change the input setting or try a different port. Yes, I did try the PC’s mixer, but the only input level for which it has a slider is the “PC mic” that plugs into the pink mini stereo jack, and not the USB port. Yes, I tried the two USB ports on the front of my PC and one on the back.

When you say “change the input setting” do you mean the input device in Audacity? If so, it only has three USB input devices, and I have it set to the only one that works. Would you to process (remove clicks and generally clean up the audio) or simply capturing the raw rip! I haven’t tried the click-removal tool in Audacity, but I’m usually not impressed by those sorts of things. They never seem to work well, like the ones that try to remove vocals.

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They don’t work completely, and leave the resulting output sounding funny. If a record has pops and noise, I’ll just not record it for myself. If it’s for one I’m going to sell, I’ll definitely leave the pops in it, because the buyer will hear it when he or she plays the record anyway, and I don’t want to refund money and get a record back that I still have to sell, plus have a dissatisfied customer. I can’t help send my nieces and nephews to college like that. Besides, it’s deceptive and dishonest.

I want the buyer to know exactly what they’re getting. I already have a record that I didn’t notice something on that I’m refunding this week, plus I’m reimbursing the buyer his expense for mailing it back to me, so I’m losing double the shipping cost!

When running a USB line into Audacity, just make sure you disable your computer's onboard microphone, cuz it may be enabled (and active) by default. If it's active, it'll be picking up whatever sound your speakers are putting out and feeding it back into Audacity along with the original USB input signal. Thanks for the tip. My desktop PC doesn’t have a built in mic, and I unplugged my daughter’s webcam the first time I used the ion turntable. I was DJing a high school dance about 32 or 33 years ago, and I had just that week bought a headphone/mic combination, which not many DJs in my area of L.A.

Were using yet, so I felt pretty cool. I was about 17 and had only been a DJ for a couple of years. I was wearing the thing, and I turned around to have my roadie, who was 10 or 12 feet behind me, get something for me.

I had to make sure he heard me over the bass of the hip hop song I playing, and the distance, so I yelled, “HEY!!” almost as loud as I could, and instantly realized, along with the 400-plus kids in that gym that all turned to look at me, that I forgot to turn off the mic switch. I felt all of the blood in my body RUSH into my face. I think I recovered well, because I said, “Are you feeling good out there?!” LOL They were annoyed that I cut in during the vocals, but they shouted back, and everyting was good in the world. So I learned in 1985 to always make sure that mic is off before doing ANYTHING! LMBO That’s excellent advice that all rookies need to be taught, though!;-) Thanks again. When you say “change the input setting” do you mean the input device in Audacity? Yes, that's one that I meant, but you've also tried something along those lines I didn't think of - the PC Output!

There is only one that works with mine too, but you can use it as a Mic on or a USB in depending on your hardware. I haven’t tried the click-removal tool in Audacity It's not great but does the job if you know what you're doing but it will 'sound funny' if you try to fix too extreme like anything graded below VG, or have to do it multiple times and add a filter if you don't want to hear algorithm. Why I asked, is Audacity is fine for capture (as I have a few hundred recordings in it), but there are almost certainly better programmes for sound cleanup which I haven't used. VegasDJ1When you say “change the input setting” do you mean the input device in Audacity? Yes, that's one that I meant, but you've also tried something along those lines I didn't think of - the PC Output! There is only one that works with mine too, but you can use it as a Mic on or a USB in depending on your hardware. VegasDJ1I haven’t tried the click-removal tool in Audacity It's not great but does the job if you know what you're doing but it will 'sound funny' if you try to fix too extreme like anything graded below VG, or have to do it multiple times and add a filter if you don't want to hear algorithm.

Why I asked, is Audacity is fine for capture (as I have a few hundred recordings in it), but there are almost certainly better programmes for sound cleanup which I haven't used. Are there any specific one(s) that you recommend? Maybe I can take another listen to some that I didn’t want to digitize for myself because of a few clicks or pops. I have a soft spot for an ancient audio editor called Cool Edit Pro. It's a Windows 95-era application but apart from the help files it still works with Windows 10 - for its age it's surprisingly clever. It has a similar noise reduction feature, a 'brainwave synchroniser' that apparently turns white noise into alpha waves (or something) and it's lightning fast. It eventually mutated into Adobe Audition: Right on!

I’m still running Windows 7 Pro on my PC, but I have an older one that still has XP (on account of I haven’t seen a photo editor that I like more than Corel Draw7, at least not one I can afford), so I’ll try it on both. Are there any specific one(s) that you recommend? Maybe I can take another listen to some that I didn’t want to digitize for myself because of a few clicks or pops. I saw one the other day that you can monitor in real time. Apparently the only one you can. I saw a video of it editing a 78 and though not quite edited to CD cleanliness, it brought a scratchy 78 to VG+ vinyl standard.

Imagine what it could do with a VG or better vinyl source! But I can't remember the name of it. It does end RT for real time though, if anyone else knows it?

That said, if your are patient and gain the skill, Audacity CAN do a decent job. So much I had customers impressed with my digitising VG records of theirs to CD. Not only the reproduction but the space I managed to create in the sound - not too much compression if any! I’m having problems with Audacity skipping during recording. I have no other programs running and have plenty of hard drive space. I’ve toyed with the settings but can’t get it to record smoothly. Are there any bare bones programs just to record audio and then I can edit the file in Audacity?

Thanks to a recommendation on this thread, I now use GoldWave, and it's very good. It is also an editor, so you don't need to use Audacity at all, but if you feel strongly about editing woith Audacity, you can just use Audacity to open the file that you recorded with GoldWave and edit it with Audacity. Nolan.EI’m having problems with Audacity skipping during recording. I have no other programs running and have plenty of hard drive space. I’ve toyed with the settings but can’t get it to record smoothly. Are there any bare bones programs just to record audio and then I can edit the file in Audacity?

Thanks to a recommendation on this thread, I now use GoldWave, and it's very good. It is also an editor, so you don't need to use Audacity at all, but if you feel strongly about editing woith Audacity, you can just use Audacity to open the file that you recorded with GoldWave and edit it with Audacity. I’m cheap and hoping for freeware, but I feel like all the extras with these programs have to add some bloat to the CPU. I’d love to find something that ONLY records. I was unsuccessful connecting my audio device to my newer iPad. I use Sound Forge 8.0 for recording and two Magix products for editing and whatnot on a scratchbuilt XP computer that is used exclusively for audio.

The nice thing about SF 8.0 is that I can monitor what I am recording without using headphones. But all this stuff is no longer available and you need XP to run it.

I just went to look up some stuff on magix.com and saw that they now own all of Sony's audio and video programs. An interesting development. Not sure what to make of it. But here is an interesting product that they have for ripping and cleaning up noise and other stuff. It even includes a USB preamp which allows you to bypass your soundcard completely making for easier and better ripping.

Can't speak about how much CPU resources it hogs but the older version that I use barely uses any. Hi The BEST software and adapter to get the record into your PC Is XITEL INPORT HOTWIRE RECORD ANY AUDIO (The one in an orange box only) the interface is packaged with BIAS SOUNDSAVER. The product is discontinued but the company still manages the liscences. That being said it only works with Windows XP, VISTA or 7. There is also a MAC version but harder to find. This pops up on EBay all the time.

Sad the company BIAS went under. This is an awesome program.

Checkout the tutorial on YouTube Here is one selling now. I'm using Audacity to record my rips from vinyl and mc through an asynchronous USB ADC in 24/96 using Windows 10 Home on a laptop. The ADC is using WASAPI in exclusive mode to bypass Windows mixer in Audacity. I think Audacity is very well suited for this task in Windows after they fixed their 24-bit problem and got support for WASAPI some versions ago. Just download the most recent version 2.3.0 from. Check their help section how to get the right settings.

For audio repair/editing I'm using iZotope RX6 Standard on my main computer - used RX5 earlier and are upgrading to RX7 any day. This is very well suited for this, I think. I could have been recording with RX6, but my main computer is not near my turntable. In my W8 I've been paying attention to the audio boost in the microphone setting.

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It should start at zero. That's in the system audio settings box that comes up. In my notebook I'm always inputting vinyl thru mic. The recording software is irrelevent.

Total Recorder is really useful and has a bunch of input options. For a price you can get Noise Reduction, which they license from someone. I wonder if it's Cedar. It also edits mp3 without recoding.

Goldwave is my best declicker. Very powerful noise reduction, don't overdo it. Now I'm wondering if your turntable connects with USB, that means the turntable digitizes the music itself, and it would not be more than 16-bit, right?

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Anyway, today I tried again, and there is a popup msg that says: 'Audacity is already running, Running two copies of Audacity simultaneously may lead to data loss or cause your systel to crash, so is not allowed.' I have not launched any other audacity, as ps -aux grep audacity yields nothing. And I just run it by itself, without xmms or gnome-volume-control, in case there could be a problem with two apps using the soundcard. What is the problem? Thanks a bunch, it was exactly the problem. Thanks a lot for the info. I have one last problem: I cannot record with a microphone (jack plug) (maybe the soundcard finds my voice too ugly?:-)).

I set in gnome-volume-control the mike as the recording entry, and audacity in pref is set to /dev/dsp (cannot be changed). It is symlinked to /dev/dsp0. Audacity says, when trying to record: Error while opening sound device, Please check the output device settings and the project sample rate.

The log file shows: PaHostOpenStream: could not open /dev/dsp for ORDWR PaHostOpenStream: ERROR - result = -10000 PaHostOpenStream: could not open /dev/dsp for ORDONLY PaHostOpenStream: ERROR - result = -10000 PaHostOpenStream: could not open /dev/dsp for ORDONLY PaHostOpenStream: ERROR - result = -10000 Host error. PaHostOpenStream: could not open /dev/dsp for ORDONLY PaHostOpenStream: ERROR - result = -10000 Host error. All is run on an ASUS laptop and Slack 9.1 Thanks. This is what I get: ls -l /dev/dsp.

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Apr 15 16:17 /dev/dsp - dsp0 crw-rw-w- 1 root sys 14, 3 Aug 29 2003 /dev/dsp0 crw-rw-w- 1 root sys 14, 19 Aug 29 2003 /dev/dsp1 crw-rw-w- 1 root sys 14, 35 Aug 29 2003 /dev/dsp2 crw-rw-w- 1 root sys 14, 51 Aug 29 2003 /dev/dsp3 Actually, after your post, I just tried to run Audacity under root and at least, I get now the 4 mic / vol / cd /line / phone in etc drop down menu for the input. However, I tried the mike but audacity still gets nothing. For the mike, as I was not sure which input to try, I tried them all, putting Rec on all the successive input device in gnome-volume-control (i.e. Vol, Line, Mic, CD, Line 1, Phone In, Video), even though I guess it should be Mic. But still it does not work. So as you mentioned, there must be a authorization problem+ still a problem with the mike. I realize this thread is almost as old as Linux itself.

However it was one of the relevant search results that led to me being able to figure out my problem. I'm running Linux Mint 15 if it's relevant. From the original poster's problem of Audacity saying that it is already running when I know that it is not. I've restarted, rebooted and reinstalled with Audacity still saying it is already running. The last time I successfully ran Audacity it crashed and locked up the whole machine in the process. I rebooted and thought that was the end of it.

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When restarting I ran into the problem of it saying it was already running. I realized there must be a lock somewhere. I looked in /tmp as instructed by a previous poster but it's not there anymore in 2016.

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I came across this post regarding where the config files are - If you're a linux noob ' is your home directory so start there. Replace with your username If you look in /.audacity-data/audacity.cfg it says where the temporary directory is stored. Mine has not been changed so I imagine the default is TempDir=/var/tmp/audacity- Go there and the lock file should be called audacity-lock. Delete that and you can start Audacity now.

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