A First Look at Audacity 3.3.0

Audacity 3.3.0 was released today! In this video I walk through the changes, additions, and fixes in Audacity 3.3.0.

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It’s Move-In Day!!

It’s been 12 long months since I packed up most of my recording gear and put it in storage while we waited for our house to be built. Well the day has finally arrived and it’s time to move in and start unpacking! Yay! If I look tired, it’s only because I am.

The Audacity Channel Podcast Season One Wrap-up

Season one of The Audacity Channel Podcast is complete. This first season of the podcast started with a pre-launch announcement and ended strong with an episode dedicated to ACX audiobook creation tips using Audacity. Season two drops on March 1st with a special “March Madness” announcement. The season one episodes below are sorted from the newest to the oldest.

[S1, Ep 12] Creating ACX Audiobooks Using Audacity

[S1, Ep 11] The Ongoing Relevance of Audacity Fundamentals

[S1, Ep 10] Audacity Version 3.2.4, Meter Toolbars, and Coming Soon: Saving Effects Chains

[S1, Ep 9] How To Use The Audacity De-Clicker Plugin

[S1, Ep 8] Great Audio Starts Here: Room Treatments, Microphone Placement, Microphone Type, and Microphone Technique

[S1, Ep 7] What is Sample Rate, Bit Depth, and Bit Rate?

[S1, Ep 6] How to Recover and Filter Realtime Effects in Audacity

[S1, Ep 5] Audacity Version 3.2.3 Released With User Interface Changes

[S1, Ep 4] Audacity Channel Launch and the Audio Setup and Share Audio Buttons

[S1, Ep 3] Lopsided Waveforms and DC Offset: One Of These Is Not Like The Other

[S1, Ep 2] Audacity 3.2.1: FFMPEG Fix, Real-Time vs. Old School, and the Device Toolbar

[S1, Ep 1] The Audacity Channel Pre-Launch Announcement


The People Behind Audacity

If you haven’t seen this video already, it’s worth watching. It gives some good background on Audacity and where it’s going in the future, some of which has already arrived. But more is on the way! Have you thanked an Audacity team member lately?

Reminder: Audacity Bootcamp 40% Off Expires in Two Days!

There are only two days left to get 40% off the already low prices on the Audacity Bootcamp online school courses for podcasters and audiobook narrators. I’ve received a great response on these courses and many have already taken advantage of this 40% off special. But don’t take my word for it. Take a look at these reviews:

“These are great courses. I have been using Audacity for close to 20 years, but I’m still learning new things. Mike is great at explaining things and it’s cool to see his process. If you are a podcaster or audiobook narrator who records and edits with Audacity, you will be helped by this course.” – David, Broadcaster, Podcaster, Author

“Mike Adams makes learning Audacity easy and fun! His clear and thorough step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, and you begin using Audacity right away with him, creating your own spoken word projects. He explains in detail how to record, edit, and produce quality audio in a style that is easy to follow and understand. If you are interested in learning how to create a podcast, an audio book, or any kind of spoken word recording using Audacity, these are the courses to take! You won’t be sorry.” – Deirdre, System Architect, Technology Services Operation and Support.

“I must say that Mike Adams has got to be the greatest Instructor for teaching the Audacity platform that I have EVER come across. I got tired of having to hunt out recording studios to help me create my radio dramas and decided to search out an instructor that would be able to help a newbie like me. Mike Adams fit the bill! He not only “took me by the hand” and walked me step-by-step through his course, but he covered ALL the material needed including something as simple as “where to click and why” which is EXACTLY what a beginner like myself, needed. I have excelled in mastering the Audacity platform and couldn’t have done it without Mike Adams and this course.” – Tom, Radio Drama Writer and Producer

“Mike Adams is a wonderful instructor who walks us step by step in this course from the beginning to the advanced features available in Audacity, and if you have questions he usually answers within 24 hours. I’ve already recommended his courses a few times in different Voiceover groups on Facebook.” – Diane, Podcaster, Audiobook Narrator

See these reviews and more by visiting the Audacity Bootcamp online school at https://www.audacitybootcamp.com/ and using the course codes listed there to save 40% off the already low, low prices. But hurry! This 40% off sale ends Sunday, January 15, 2023. There are 3 courses offered at the Audacity Bootcamp online school for podcasters and audiobook narrators:

If you’re a podcaster or ACX audiobook narrator who uses Audacity as your software of choice for audio production, you owe it to yourself to enroll in the Audacity Bootcamp online school. My on-demand videos are comprehensive and will give you the skill and confidence you need so you can create exceptional audio using Audacity. Once you purchase a course, it’s yours for life. There are no recurring fees, and, there’s a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you nothing to lose and everything to gain!

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How to Apply Noise Reduction in Audacity

Reducing the amount of noise in a track is important for clean audio. Now that we have the ability to do it via realtime effects, it can be done non-destructively. But not everyone is on board with using realtime effects yet so I want to take a few minutes to show you how to apply the Noise Reduction effect that comes packaged with Audacity.

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