Beginning Audacity Step-by-Step Launch

Are you a podcaster or ACX audiobook narrator who is new to Audacity and looking for an online Audacity course that will give you the confidence and skills you need to successfully navigate and begin using Audacity? If that describes you, then Beginning Audacity: Step-by-Step will help you achieve your goals. Through detailed, step-by-step videos, I’ll teach you the fundamentals of Audacity so that you can start using this amazing program to record and produce your own spoken word content.

As with all of my online courses, Beginning Audacity: Step-by-Step is priced to fit any budget and with my 30-day money back guarantee, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Plus, once you purchase one of my courses it’s yours for life. There are no strings attached and no hidden costs or additional fees.

To celebrate the launch of this course, I’m offering 30% off the already low price for the next 30 days. Simply enter the coupon code 30OFFLAUNCH to take advantage of this launch special. This code expires on November 24, 2022.

I hope to see you there!

Audacity 3.2.1 Released PLUS: How to Unhide the Device Toolbar

Without much fanfare Audacity version 3.2.1 is out and among other fixes, includes a fix for the missing ffmpeg file for M1/M2 Mac users. Here’s a link to the fixes in this version of Audacity.

https://github.com/audacity/audacity/releases/tag/Audacity-3.2.1

Plus the Device Toolbar lives! You just need to unhide it if you want it back.

Contents:

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 00:16 – Audacity Version 3.2.1
  • 00:29 – ffmpeg Workaround in 3.2.0 for M1/M2 Mac Users
  • 01:18 – ffmpeg Fix in Version 3.2.1
  • 01:53 – Unhiding the Device Toolbar
  • 03:10 – Wrap-up

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

Software I Used:

  • Audacity Version 3.2.1 (for post-processing)
  • Camtasia 2022
  • Auphonic Desktop App

Other places you’ll find me:

Audacity Version 3.2.1 Is Out

Most of us are already aware that Audacity version 3.2.0 has been released but did you know that version 3.2.1 just came out? There wasn’t much fanfare around its release because it’s a patch release, but at least one of the fixes in this release is significant if you use Audacity on an M1 or M2 Mac like I do. The fix is in the ffmpeg library for MacOS running on an M1 or M2 processor. When 3.2.0 came out it had an issue with the previous ffmpeg libraries for M1 and M2 Mac users. The temporary fix was to download an x_86 version of Audacity 3.2.0 that would recognize the version of ffmpeg previously installed. Long story short, this has been resolved and starting with version 3.2.1 Audacity for Mac locates and installs the correct ffmpeg file. Here’s the link I mentioned for more information:

This is pre-release episode of The Audacity Channel podcast. The official launch will be in the winter of 2023 and coincide with the launch of The Audacity Bootcamp Online School for Podcasters and ACX Audiobook Narrators. For more information about the Audacity Bootcamp online school, visit:

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: