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Trouble importing .wav file

270 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 25, 2013 7:47 AM by Christoph Drösser RSS
cmautner Calculating status...
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Feb 25, 2013 7:12 AM

I keep trying to add a .wav file into garageband but every time I do, the sound keeps getting stripped out. I originally recorded an audio file in Garageband, exported it as an mp3, then ran it through Audacity and Levelator to strip out any white noise and saved it as a .wav file. I then tried to put it back into GB, but all the sound was gone! The thing is the .wav file itself seems to be fine. I can load up the file in iTunes and hear everything just fine. What am I doing wrong?

GarageBand (Mac) '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,270 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 7:47 AM (in response to cmautner)

    Can you go back and turn the mp3 into an AIFF before you run it through Levelator? AIFF is GB's internal format, maybe that works better (although a .wav file should work and the quality should be the same.)

     

    And if you can go all the way back, leave out the mp3 stage - that's an unnecessary compression and decompression step that degrades your audio quality. Export the audio at full quality from GB (which is an AIFF) and go straight to Levelator.

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