Exporting Multitrack Surround Files in Audacity


Notes to myself! Suppose you want to create a surround sound file using Audacity. The app is a little obtuse, so this may clear up some confusion. When exporting, Audacity defaults to mixing down to stereo. You must adjust these settings: Edit → Preferences → Import/Export → Use Custom Mix Lay out your audio. Keep […] Read More

Dealing With Quadrophonic / DVD-A Files In Linux


These are mostly notes to myself. These all comply with the UK's new copyright laws. Check your local laws, kiddies! DVD-Audio (called DVD-A or DVDA) never really took off. It's hard to find the discs and compatible hardware. Nevertheless, I want to listen to these high-resolution audio tracks under Linux. In these examples, I'm using […] Read More

The Future of AudioBoo is Uncertain - A Reply to @Documentally


My good friend Documentally has written up his thoughts on the future of AudioBoo. Here is my reply, appropriately enough, in audio format. https://shkspr.mobi/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/AudioBoo-Future.mp3 AudioBoo Future MP3 https://shkspr.mobi/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/AudioBoo-Future.ogg AudioBoo Future Ogg You may be interested in my other posts on the subject - Preparing for the Collapse of Digital Civilization and I Don't Want To […] Read More

HOWTO: Preserving BarCamps


Oh! Woe is me! I can't make BarCampLondon 8. This will be the first BarCamp I've not been able to get to in ages. Following hashtags is fun, if a little disjointed. What I really need is some way I could attend virtually..... @barcamplondon idea for you: film all sessions & stick them on archive.org […] Read More