Thanks very much for this useful feedback and guidance.
On this occasion I cheated and used the wsapi setting in audacity but got my
sighted partner to start the recording in Audacity and start / stop the Youtube
I will definitely be doing more of this kind of thing though so these
instructions are very very helpful.
With thanks as always,
From: audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Behalf Of Robert Hänggi
Sent: 18 October 2020 13:58
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Recording music via line-in
I think it would be easier to record the sound on the desktop.
You would have to switch to the Wasapi host (Shift+H) and the input device
"<your card/speaker> (loopback)"
Then, you can record anything that plays on the computer.
However, JAWS will also be audible. Therefore, you have to set it all up so
that you can switch the screenreader off.
Lets say you wanted to record from YouTube:
After you've found the right song, put the cursor on the play button or inside
Alt+Tab to Audacity. Shut Jaws off. Press R for record. Alt+tab once
to get back to the browser and hit space bar.
After enough has been played, Alt+Tab back to Audacity, press space bar again
and turn Jaws on again.
If you don't mind cutting the audio, you can keep jaws on and just use key
commands to navigate the audio to the start. For instance, if you're in
Spotify, you can press Control+Left to get to the start of a song.
(You could also send Jaws to another sound card, if you have e.g. an external
one and an internal one)
Special tip: total silence is a great help for cutting the audio.
After recording, you can jump from clip to clip with Alt+Comma/Period.
There's initially just one clip but you can tell Audacity that it should split
it up where total silence is (Control+Alt+J or detach at silences in the edit
menu -> clip boundaries).
Now, you can use the Alt+Comma/Period shortcuts again to choose the clip you
Lots of possibilities from there, copy and paste into a new project window or
trim it and align it with other tracks etc.
Tell us how far you get.
On 18/10/2020, Sarah Stephenson-Hunter <sarahlstephenson@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Another hopefully not too daft question for you all...
I want to make some clips of songs for a charity quiz I'm doing this
week and wondering the best way to do it.
I can play the songs via spotify on the computer but don't know how to
get Audacity to grab the audio so I can then edit it. I have thought
of connecting my mobile via the line-in on my pc but not sure what
settings I need on audacity to capture the audio without also
capturing the Jaws output.
Any suggestions gratefully received.
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