My Audacity Wishlist Feature

Posted on March 30, 2015
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If I could get a FOSS genie to grant me one wish in the open source world, it would be for Audacity to have pitch correction on the playback so that when you listen sped up you can do it without the chipmunk effect. Especially as I am reviewing and editing a 2.5 hour file that is a panel of 5 people, I can’t differentiate most of the voices when listening faster than nominal speed because they all blur together. I’m not looking to permanently alter the file with “Change Tempo” (or even temporarily) but I just want to be able to review at higher (or lower) speed with the original pitch. My podcast player can do this, given enough resources I’m sure someone could do this. I saw that 2.1.0 was just released and I downloaded it with limited hope that maybe this feature was in this version. Alas, it was not.

The real question is do I want this enough to download the code, set up an Audacity development environment and try to figure this out for myself? Possibly not. I need one more project like an aperture in my cranium.



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  1. Thomas Gideon on March 30th, 2015 9:13 pm

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  7. J. Steven York on March 31st, 2015 12:26 am

    Almost surprising somebody doesn’t have a plug-in for this. Sure would be handy.

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  11. Chooch Schubert on March 31st, 2015 9:02 am

    Changing DAWs and workflow isn’t what you want, but Reaper does this.

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  13. Dave Slusher on March 31st, 2015 9:08 am

    I downloaded Reaper not too long ago but the learning curve was so great that I couldn’t even get started. I might take another crack at it someday by I bounced off my first attempt at it. I admit that it is a superior tool for sure, but I apparently am not ready to move from JV to varsity on this one.

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  15. Steve Holden on April 2nd, 2015 3:38 pm

    If you have a recommendation then you might want to go to:

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