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Audacity's evil encoding

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Dec 9, 2011 | 8:58 AM EST
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People often ask me why I abhor the use of Audacity and how I can even tell if someone is using Audacity for sound mixing. Easy, listen to the Fax machine sound effect you found here, which was filtered through Audacity, then reference the original Fax machine sound effect here;

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Typically the fucked up encoding that Audacity creates, not just with audio files imported into or exported from it, but all the audio files featured on your hard drive [yes, seriously, all of them. No exceptions.] will be corrupted by Audacity's shitty imprinting regardless of what you did with them; simply being there is all it takes.

Additionally, the corruption in the sound effect I've posted here is somewhat exaggerated as most sounds filtered with Audacity will have a more subtle feedback, but that all depends on the operating system you're running, what version of it you're running and what audio drivers you're using for sound support. However, regardless of how well Audacity hides its shitty coding, it will always remain detectable depending on what sound devices you're using. Sometimes Audacity is just barely good enough to be undetectable by a pair of analog speakers, but when a USB headset is applied, the corrupted portions of the audio are all the more apparent.



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As an Audacity user, I can relate. I hate it when this happens.