[audacity4blind] Re: Exporting Files in Audacity

  • From: Steve the Fiddle <stevethefiddle@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2012 15:56:36 +0100

I'd suggest recording at 44.1 / 16 PCM, and use a good fast flash
card. If the flash card can't keep up with the amount of data there
will be bits missing from the recording or other peculiarities. 44.1 /
16 should give excellent quality without overly stressing the H1 or
the flash card.


On 13 October 2012 15:23, David Van Der Molen <dvm975@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> If I want to record speech with my Zoom H1, and I want the best quality
> possible, even if the file is converted in the end to MP3, would it be best
> to record in PCM Wav?  I have only two choices with the Zoom, either PCM Wav
> or MP3.  If I choose PCM Wav, which sampling and bit rates should I go with?
> My choices are 44.1-16, 44.1-24,  48-16, 48-24, 96-16, and 96-24.
> After recording, I'd edit with Audacity.
> Dave
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Johny cassidy
> To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2012 8:11 AM
> Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Exporting Files in Audacity
> I'd suggest saving the original track as a wav file. There shouldn't be any
> loss in quality then
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 13 Oct 2012, at 12:44 PM, David Bailes <david_bailes@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> Are these recording of speech?
> In the mp3 options when saving, is the bit rate mode set to constant? If so
> you could set it to average, and see if this is an improvement.
> Unfortunately, there will be at least some loss in quality after decoding
> from  and then re encoding to mp3 format.
> David.
> ________________________________
> From: David Van Der Molen <dvm975@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Saturday, 13 October 2012, 12:27
> Subject: [audacity4blind] Exporting Files in Audacity
> I record my files in MP3 format (96 KBPS) with a Zoom H1 recorder.  When I
> edit the recordings, I'm quite okay with the sound quality.  When, however,
> I export these projects back into MP3 format, 96 kbps, I find that the
> quality deteriorates.  The recordings kind of sound tinny, like radio
> stations' web broadcasts used to sound like.  Can I fix these MP3s somehow?
> Is there a particular equalizer that anyone would suggest that I use?
> Dave

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