Digital Audio

Digital audio is technology that can be used to record, store, generate, manipulate, and reproduce sound using audio signals encoded in digital form. Following significant advances in technology, digital rapidly replaced analog audio technology in most areas. Digital audio systems may include compression, storage, processing and transmission components. It is important to distinguish between the audio coding format, the codec performing the encoding and decoding of the raw audio data, and the container file. Common file formats include .wav, .aiff, .au, .m4a, .mp3, .wma, .ra and .raw.

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I am using Audacity, a sound editing and creation program. I wish to save my files for a particular project in wav format. I wish to use the most compatible type of wav format so it can be played on virtually any player. I am given several choices. Which is the one for me?
WAV Microsoft signed 16 bit PCM or
WAV Microsoft signed 24 bit PCM or
WAV Microsoft 32 bit float PCM?
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Does following a podcast normally require you to create a new podcast?

I host my podcast at PodBean, and generally feel like I made a good decision. I assume after I get some traffic, I could consider hosting on my WordPress site...we'll see.

For now, I have given my Podbean URL on a business card to over a hundred people who were really interested in following me. But, according to Podbean, none has shown up as a follower.

The thing abut Podbean, to follow a podcast, you need to create your own podcast. And I fear this is scaring away so many people that otherwise would follow my podcast.

What do you know about hosting my podcast differently so that to follow, you simply click follow. This lack of engagement may be seriously killing my podcast. I mean people tat were really engaged, who got scared away when they were forced to create a podcast.

I distribute on iTunes, Google Play, Youtube, and soon other sites as well.

Have you ever heard of this? I wold consider switching, simply over this requirement. I am stunned that no one has followed my podcast, considering I have given my business card to over a hundred people who saw my presentation and were amazed.

Thoughts?

Thanks
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I am looking for some wireless earbuds to use around the house and at the gym. I am concerned about sound quality, but I also get headaches from larger, noise-cancelling headphones. (I am not sure if this is solely from the physical headphones or if there is something in the noise cancellation that causes a headache.)

I do not like earbuds with the rubberized/gummy feel to them. Those are uncomfortable and never seem to fit my ears properly. I also would prefer some that were not too loud to people sitting around me, as I tend to crank the volume up.

I am mainly considering AirPods, but I want to be sure that is my best choice. I have a pair of basic Apple earbuds right now, and they fit my ears well. I am looking to spend under $200. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Can I use CREATIVE BLUETOOTH speakers to help adit Mac.Audacity audio files?

My MacBook has little speakers and I need a louder set. Can I use CREATIVE BLUETOOTH speakers as output for my Audacity?

I connected the speakers to my Mac via BT but when I open Audacity, I do not see CREATIVE as an option on the speaker drop down.

Is this a connect that should work?

Thanks
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Using two microphones with Audacity (Mac High Sierra)

I have two microphones working as inputs with Audacity, via this box:

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=nt4TXNHgDMOw5wKClbP4Cw&q=UMC202HD&btnK=Google+Search&oq=UMC202HD&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0l10.1107.3443..3840...0.0..0.316.1964.0j4j4j1......0....1..gws-wiz.....0..35i39j0i131.Xobu0FE3zh0

But, Audacity creates a single track with Left and Right sub-channels for a single channel, while I need each to have each microphone in its own channel.

Or, is there a way to convert a track with Left and Right to two distinct channels?

Thanks
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Can anyone find my podcast on Google Play?

It's called "EagleEye Outlook"

it was approved on 12/7/18 around 1:00 PM EST

it said it'd take 24 hours.

I looked here:
https://play.google.com/store?hl=en

I find it here...
https://play.google.com/music/listen#/sr/eagleeye+outlook

Thanks.
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Checking on my podcast in Google Play

I do not have an Android, but just submitted my podcast to Google Play.

Can someone tell me how to check from my browser if it is live?

Thanks
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Self-training on using Social Media to promote my podcast

I am fairly new to SMM and have a podcast I need to get people subscribing to.

Any training videos and/or tips and tricks you can share?
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Trouble distributing a podcast on iTunes

I have a podcast that is now working:
https://eagleeyeoutlook.podbean.com/

and I want to submit it to iTunes.

Does this mean I need to get picked up as a developer?

I plan to have only free episodes.

I created a new Apple ID but am blocked from logging in when I try and log onto:
https://itunesconnect.apple.com/login

I get the error:
Your Apple ID isn't enabled for iTunes Connect

What is the minimum I need to do for this to allow me to get configured?

Thanks.
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I run Windows 10 on my computer, but use iTunes to sync my songs and Outlook with my iPhone.  What I can't figure out is how to separate my different groupings of songs (e.g. My Favorites, My Wife's Favorites, Dance Tunes, etc.)?  I do have separate playlists, but when I want to import a bunch of - for example - "Hard Rock" songs, they're just added to my master list and the only way I can get them transferred to my "Hard Rock" playlist is by going song by song through the list and trying to remember which ones belong in the appropriate playlist.  With several hundred songs in my master list, this becomes unmanageable.  Is there a way to keep the imported songs segregated by category or folder or ?????   I'm more than willing to buy a third-party software program if that's what it takes.

Thanks,

Phil
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Audacity: How to mute all silent periods?

I have pauses between my speech, but sometimes I hear breathing and other small sounds which forces me to edit each one. Or, even a jet overhead which could not be heard as I spoke.

Is there a way to fix all these silent periods at once? Is there a feature (like Amplify) where I could reduce them all by about 10 Db?

Thanks.
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I am looking for recommendations for a dictation system.  Recording device, transcription foot peddles, software to manage files to be transcribed and forward to secretaries.  Experience using  Dragon as an add on.  Small office: 5 to 10 secretaries.

Please only reply with actual experience using these tools.
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How many people can access podcasts on iTunes and Google Play?

I have a podcast coming up hosted on podbean and distributed through iTunes and Google Play.

How many people could potentially access it?

Thanks
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Got a lecture on MP3.  About an hour long.

Want to cut bits of it into a loop.

Looking for super simple drag & drop audio cutting and splicing.

Audacity seems too complicated.  Need something simpler.  Only requirement is to select blocks of audio and splice them together.  No need for processing or enhancing.

What looks like an easy piece of software to do this?
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I know there are programs, like Audacity, that will null out background noise.  You give them a sample of just the noise and they subract that from the whole audio track. Does anyone know what these programs do if the noise sample is louder than whats in the audio track? Suppose, for example, you shot a video walking around a store while the manager talks about the various items.  The noise you want to null out is a generator at a building site across the street.   But this noise will be louder when we're walking near the front of the store than when we're at the back.  If the noise sample being used to null out the noise is louder than  the noise in the audio,  will noise get added back in, or will it the track noise just go to zero and stop?

Thanks
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How strict is iTunes for podcast approvals?

I have done extensive research on the 9/11 attacks and have found new historical connections to 9/11 attacks in U.S. and world history that seem to have been scrubbed from the narrative. But I worry that iTunes will filter my podcast out, because it does sometimes touch on the political motivations of various entities.

How concerned should I be that iTunes will filter me out? Or, is the approval process towed out violence, porn, etc?

I hope iTunes does not act as the "thought police" and block my extensive historical narratives.

I hope to hear about other people's experiences with potential filtering of podcasts.

Thanks
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Need to choose WordPress plug-in for an audio and video podcast

But I am still not so knowledgeable about distribution of the podcast

Here is a list of Theme Forest themes I may choose from.

https://themeforest.net/tags/podcast

Suggestions?

If I use a podcast theme on my WordPress site, what is missing from my hosting requirements? Are the videos stored on YouTube? And the MP3's stored on my website?

Does the theme contain the interface to iTunes and other podcast distribution outlets?

I am pretty new at this and do not yet have a feeling for what is what.

Thanks.
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Publishing a podcast to the iTunes store?

I wonder if this is a way to eventually generate revenue from my incredible discoveries which reveal the hidden history of 911.

How does this work?

Do people pay a subscription fee? Or maybe a couple of bucks per audio?

I would start for free for a long while, at least.

I will be covering history, but only as it relates to the hidden history of 911.

Does this include the ability to show pictures? Or is it just audio?

Does Apple have "Thought Police" that pull my account if I use a non-sanctioned word?

How do I find these things on iTunes? I'd love to see this.

Is it my job to promote the podcast? Or, does iTunes allow me to use search words, etc. to get SEO traffic?

Thanks
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Need PodCast tools

I want to start a podcast which will include audio and video, but I want to do as little web development s possible. I want to build my podcast on a proven platform, so all I need to do is create great content.

Suggestions?

I'd like it to be free, if possible. But, I'd consider a small monthly fee, if the features are helpful.

Also, I have seen a way to have your own web radio station. Does anyone know about that?

Please let me know.

Thanks.
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I am running Windows 10.  Years ago I had a program that allowed me to take a bunch of my songs and balance the volume so that when I made a playlist the volume on all the songs would be the same.  I don't remember the name of the program - and there are probably newer/better ones out there now.  Can you recommend a simple program to adjust volume on a group of music files?

Thanks,

Phil
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Free gotomeeting alternatives required.
For a Non Profit org required an alternative solution of gotomeeting.
Which can share the screen and best audio quality.
Please suggest.
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https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singhealth-cyberattack-a-harsh-reminder-to-redouble-10779812

I'm trying to capture the above minister's speech video with ATube_Catcher :
1. refer to attachment 1 : if I use this option, the captured wmv file could be
    played back with it video fine but it's audio is simply a high-pitched & 
    sometimes noisy audio that we cant make anything out of it.  Above
    URL plays fine (both audio & video) when played from browsers

2. if I use the Stream Catcher option, it requires WinPCap which when
     installed caused the above video as well as all Youtube videos can't
     be played at all on all browsers : had to deinstall WinPCap to recover

3. If I use VLC, see attachment 3,  it requires actual  avi/mp4  or video
     file which above URL is not as only a portion of above URL is video

What else can I do: appreciate any freewares.  I'm not good with using
plug-ins, so a layman step by step instructions is needed.

I could use my phone / videocam  to record but this is not what I am
looking for
PMLeeVideoSpeech1.jpg
PMLeeVideoSpeech2streamcatch.jpg
VLCstream.jpg
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Helping a friend that wants a simple way to play streaming music in his shop.

I thought of Alexa / echo dot.

Also thought of a cable TV box connected only to audio to play the music channel through the audio out.  But a cable box rental / TV service would be expensive / month.

Are there 'appliances' for specific streaming services for audio?  

Otherwise I envision having to have a PC / iphone / ipod type thing running the app of a streaming service?

And then - this is music to play in a hair salon.  What's the legality of playing the services in a commercial environment?  Is there a business subscription  that covers playing it in a commercial business?

Finally - feeding the audio out of an echo dot / PC / ipod into 3 speakers for a 1,200 sq ft room.  We're thinking 3 ceiling speakers. But need an amp to do that? Any recommendations?
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I have a Roland RP102 digital piano, which I purchased so I could practice with headphones so I wouldn't disturb anyone with my playing.

I also have an iPad, and would like to listen to instructional videos with headphones at the same time. Is there a way I can listen to both....so I receive audio via headset for both devices?
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Reconnecting a music track in Premier Pro

Somehow, the following music track got divided into two objects and the volume seems different on the second half. I am not sure ow this happened but I need to remove it.

Broken music track
I also notice the second half has a line in the middle.

Suggestions?

Thanks
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Digital Audio

Digital audio is technology that can be used to record, store, generate, manipulate, and reproduce sound using audio signals encoded in digital form. Following significant advances in technology, digital rapidly replaced analog audio technology in most areas. Digital audio systems may include compression, storage, processing and transmission components. It is important to distinguish between the audio coding format, the codec performing the encoding and decoding of the raw audio data, and the container file. Common file formats include .wav, .aiff, .au, .m4a, .mp3, .wma, .ra and .raw.