Audacity is a software that helps you record and edit audios. Apart from this, it also allows you to enhance, upload, customize, download, import, export and save your recordings. It is a great tool for all those who have some interest in music and recordings. Though, you can also record different types of sounds and audios in Audacity.
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It is a very easy-to-use software with simple steps. The best part of this software is that it is available for completely free of cost. Yes, you can use it for free! Even though it is free, however, it is better than its paid counterparts.
Various features provided
Audacity offers a big chain of features and facilities to its users. All these features are easily accessible and available to use. But still, if you have any problem then Audacity provides you with an option to visit its help manual page wherein you can find all the important information about any particular feature in detail.
Out of so many features, one feature at Audacity is Higher speed transfers. It basically means dubbing at a high speed. If you do not know how to use this feature, or if you are using it for the first time, then here are the necessary details that you must know about this feature.
Dubbing in High Speed
Many times, we wish to increase the speed of the recording. And for that, you can use this feature. But Audacity advises you not to get into this too much. This is because this will not lead to good results. When you use this feature, the speed will definitely increase. But, you will have to compromise other features of your audio.
This feature is available in the effect menu. To access it, visit this menu and then choose change speed option. Audacity allows you to record your 33 1/3 rpm recordings into 45 rpm. You can choose the speed according to your wish. In the ‘to’ box, you need to enter the existing speed and in the ‘from’ box you need to enter the value of the speed that you want. It is simple and easy to use.
Why should you not use this feature?
Audacity recommends its users not to use this feature in their recordings frequently, because this will not be fruitful. Yes, it will increase the speed of your audio or recording, but it will not be able to provide you with the best quality of the sound. This feature will lead to a change in the equalization, which will degrade the quality of your audio.
Also, the cartridges do not perform well after the frequency of 20Hz, which will again lead to an increase in the distortions in your recording. And, it will not provide the results that you want. The audio content will lose its quality and clarity. Therefore, you must try to avoid using this feature in your recordings in Audacity and use this feature only when you really require it. Click here to learn more.
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