Audacity Version 3.2.0 Released

The production version of Audacity 3.2.0 was released earlier today. It’s no longer in Beta. Audacity has published a page outlining new features, fixes, changes, and download links. There’s some important information on this page that you’ll probably want to take a look at. Here’s that link:

The new 3.2.0 manual is no longer included as part of the Audacity download but can downloaded by going to this page:

Would you like a simple way to stay up-to-date with the changes in the major versions of Audacity? I have compiled a one-stop location for my videos regarding what’s new in major releases of Audacity. The best part is that it’s free! But you have to sign up. Here’s the link so you can check it out and see if it’s something that fits your needs. Click the image to take a look.

Destructive Editing vs Non-Destructive Editing Using Audacity 3.2.0

In this video I demonstrate the difference between non-destructive effects vs destructive effects in Audacity 3.2.0. Prior to Audacity 3.2.0 any effects added to a track were destructive, meaning each effect I added was embedded in the waveform itself, changing the waveform. As soon as I saved my project and closed the program, I could never undo what I had done. This is destructive editing. But starting with Audacity 3.2.0, that’s changed. We now have the option to use non-destructive editing where the effects I add don’t touch the waveform but remain external to it. This is non-destructive editing.

Contents

  • 00:00 – Intro: The Difference Between Destructive and Non-Destructive Effects
  • 00:45 – Destructive Editing Demonstration
  • 01:53 – Non-Destructive Realtime Effects
  • 02:49 – Adding Non-Destructive Realtime Effects
  • 03:31 – Enabling and Disabling Realtime Effects
  • 05:55 – Stacking Multiple Effects
  • 07:14 – Destructive Effects Are Still Available
  • 07:47 – Wrap-Up

Hardware I used in this video (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying Amazon purchases).

Software I Used:

  • Audacity Version 3.2.0 Beta 20220913
  • Camtasia 2022
  • Auphonic Desktop Leveler

Other places you’ll find me:

The Audacity 3.2.0 Audio Setup Button

In Audacity 3.2.0 the device toolbar has been replaced by the Audio Setup button. This gave us back some important real estate in the user interface. This video is a quick look at the new Audio Setup button in Audacity 3.2.0.

Hardware I used in this video (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying Amazon purchases).

Software I Used:

  • Audacity Version 3.2.0 Beta 20220913
  • Camtasia 2022
  • Auphonic Desktop Leveler

Other places you’ll find me:

The Share Audio Button in Audacity 3.2.0

Audacity 3.2 has a new feature that makes sharing your audio productions quick and simple. As one who teaches Audacity, I’ve lost count of the number or times I’ve been asked to share a project or part of a project’s audio and the number of times I’ve asked others to do the same. Enter, Audacity 3.2. With the new Share Audio button in Audacity 3.2 we can share our audio with the click of the mouse button. The audio is shared on Audacity’s new audio.com website (what a great URL!). I show you how to share your audio using Audacity 3.2 in this video.

Contents:

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 00:15 – Share Audio Button
  • 00:47 – Share Demonstration
  • 01:10 – Linking Audacity 3.2 to Audio.Com
  • 01:39 – Uploading Audio to Audio.Com From Audacity 3.2
  • 02:07 – Review and Share Your Audio Once It’s Uploaded
  • 02:46 – Audio is Private by Default 03:01 – Wrap-Up

Hardware I used in this video (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying Amazon purchases).

Software I Used:

  • Audacity Version 3.2.0 Beta 20220913
  • Camtasia 2022
  • Auphonic Desktop Leveler App

Other places you’ll find me:

How To Fix Loud Noise Floor in Audacity to Meet ACX Standards

There’s no substitute for a high-quality initial recording. Taking necessary steps to get the best recording possible saves time and a lot of headaches in post-production cleanup. There’s no substitute for a pristine recording. But sometimes that just doesn’t happen for any number of reasons. In this video I show you one way to clean up the noise floor in our ACX recordings using the Noise Reduction effect in Audacity.

Contents:

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:15 – ACX Noise Floor Requirements
  • 00:35 – Example Waveform
  • 01:01 – Initial ACX Check
  • 01:30 – Setting the RMS Level
  • 02:30 – Applying the Limiter
  • 02:56 – Fixing the Noise Floor Using Noise Reduction
  • 04:56 – ACX Check for Noise Floor Passed
  • 05:17 – What is Noise Floor?
  • 05:44 – The Importance of Recording Good Audio
  • 06:24 – Wrap-Up Enroll Now! ACX Audiobook Production Using Audacity – https://www.audacitybootcamp.com/p/acx-audiobook-production-using-audacity

Hardware I used in this video (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying Amazon purchases):

Software I Used:

  • Audacity Version 3.1.3
  • Camtasia 2022
  • Auphonic Desktop Leveler

Other places you’ll find me:

The Audacity Bootcamp Online School

Today I launched my new Audacity Bootcamp online school. The Audacity Bootcamp is designed for podcasters and ACX audiobook narrators who use Audacity as their audio editing software. I’ve successfully reached 2,500 students with this curriculum in its current location and I’ve decided to expand it and move it to my own URL. There are four Audacity-related courses at the Audacity Bootcamp:

  • ACX Audiobook Production Using Audacity (Use the coupon code HALFOFFACX for a 50% course launch discount off of the already low price! This coupon expires on Friday, September 2nd)
  • Beginning Audacity Bootcamp for Podcasters (currently in production)
  • Intermediate Audacity Bootcamp for Podcasters (currently in production)
  • Advanced Audacity Bootcamp for Podcasters (currently in production)
  • Audacity Version Updates (this is a free course I offer that steps you through what’s new in Audacity as major updates are released)

Audacity Step-by-Step

Are you ready to take your spoken word recordings to the next level? Do you use Audacity as your software of choice when recording audio? Then you’ve come to the right place. Audacity Bootcamp is an on-line school designed for:

☞ Podcasters
☞ Podcast editors
☞ Podcast producers
☞ ACX audiobook creators

Through my on-demand video courses, I show you step-by-step how to make quality audio productions using Audacity. These courses are self-paced and while I keep the videos short, they are packed with valuable information.

If you’re looking for a deep dive into Audacity that goes beyond the usual basics of the program, the Audacity Bootcamp was created with you in mind. My videos are comprehensive and will give you the skills and confidence you need so that you can record, edit, and produce exceptional podcasts and ACX audiobooks using Audacity.

You’ll find the Audacity Bootcamp by visiting audacitybootcamp.com.

I hope to see you there.

Mike