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Hey Everyone,

 

I was searching the forum for any info on mixing music and found an old thread from about 5 years ago and it mentioned mixing full songs. What I am wondering is if anyone knows how to mix clips of songs into one. I like some non Christmas songs but really don't want 2-3 minutes of some of them. I'd like to put together 3 or 4 30-45 second clips to make one "song" to sequence to. That old thread also mentioned some software and sites but thought I'd ask if there is something more recent that you all like and use to accomblish this. Does Audacity do this? I'd appreciate any help.

 

Thanks,

Al

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A lot of us like to use Audacity for all kinds of things dealing audio. And best part is that it is free. Trim the front or rear of a song, cut out a part in the middle. And you can even dub a voice over. Though I have not tried to stitch together several clips. I believe that this is also a feature that you can use. I would google for it and download it. Also as you might already know. You need to use fixed bit rate on the audio file. Audacity can convert variable bit rate to fix bit rate.

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Hi Max-Paul,

 

Thanks for the info. I have Audacity already and have used it to convert some songs from iTunes. I'll take a look at it and see if I can do what I described above. And I appreciate the reminder about the bit rate.

 

Al

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Yes, Audacity can mix songs. It can even do a cross-fade with (manual) beat matching.

It's a lot easier to mix the audio before sequencing, by the way, although it is possible to mix sequences.

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Hey Steven,

 

Thanks for the input. I was planning on mixing the audio then sequencing the whole newly created audio file. This will be my 4th year doing shows and not sure about mixing sequences yet. :blink: Not to mention we're moving some time this year so not sure how the new house will need to be laid out. Kinda putting a dampener on sequencing new songs. Will probably use same songs for this year and work on new ones from 2014.

 

Thanks again!

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Guest Don Gillespie

Audacity does a fantastic job of mixing if you have a good ear, two years ago I mixed a total of 17 minutes worth of music then I spent the rest of the time sequencing it all, it was by far the most watched sequence by the people that came to see it.

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