Strange audio phasing when I upload mp3 to Articulate audio editor

Dear e-learning Heroes:

When I add my perfect sounding narration (mp3) file into the Articulate audio editor, I get this weird phasing sound, like I have the slightest of lisps when I preview and publish it in Articulate. Any ideas as to what is causing this?

My equipment: I record on a new iMac using Audacity, and as I said the original mp3 file sounds perfect. Perhaps I should try wav format?

Thanks so much for any help you can give.

--elearnin' Dan 

10 Replies
Dan Brigham

Hi, Robert:

I'm a neophyte when it comes to recording, but I should be able to figure out how to monkey with compression rates in Audacity. But here's the thing -- I was doing some troubleshooting last night and decided to record directly into the Articulate audio editor and I was getting the same phasing quality. Is there a way to change the compression rates in the Articulate audio editor? Thanks so much. --Dan

Robert Kennedy

Yeah, WAV is the preferred format.  But I can't help but notice you received the same issue when recording DIRECTLY into the Articulate Audio Editor.  So, I don't think the issue is WAV vs mp3 here.  It seems to be something a bit deeper.  Are you using the default optimization settings or have you put in a custom Quality setting?