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

Audacity Version 3.2 Apha Build Reveal

Audacity 3.2 Alpha Build is out! This video is an overview of some of changes in this alpha version from the current production version, 3.1.3. This is not a production version of Audacity. The final production version of Audacity will no doubt have further improvements and changes. The stackable effects and non-destructive editing features in this alpha version are a huge leap forward. I want to give a big shoutout to the Audacity Team for bringing us these improvements.

CONTENTS:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:23 Audacity Version 3.2 Alpha Build
  • 00:40 The Tools Toolbar
  • 00:55 The Audio Setup Button
  • 01:24 Current Version Toolbar Comparison
  • 01:40 The Meter Toolbar
  • 02:06 Recording Meter Options
  • 04:18 Stackable Effects and Non-Destructive Editing
  • 06:51 The Selection Toolbar
  • 06:58 The Play-at-Speed Toolbar
  • 07:34 Recap and Summary

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 (for post-processing)
  • Camtasia 2022 Video Creation Software
  • Auphonic Desktop Leveler

Other places you’ll find me:

Caution: “Treat Mono As Dual Mono” Will Reduce LUFS By 3dB

In this video I show you how checking the option, “Treat Mono As Dual Mono” when setting LUFS levels in Audacity will actually reduce your exported file’s level by 3dB. This option is there to meet the EBU’s broadcast standard for LUFS when working with a dual-mono track. A dual-mono track is a track with left and right channels (similar to a true stereo track) but unlike a stereo track, the audio in each channel is identical. But when used on a mono track, this option reduces the LUFS level by 3dB. As I show you in this video, if you’re exporting a mono podcast at -19dB LUFS with this option checked, you’re actually exporting at -22dB LUFS. This is important information.

Links mentioned in this video:

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:

How to Trim a Waveform for ACX Using the Selection Toolbar in Audacity

In this video I show you how to trim the precise length of room tone that is required by ACX at both the beginning of your recorded waveform and at the end, using the Selection toolbar in Audacity. ACX requires 0.5 to 1 second of room tone at the beginning of your recorded chapter and 1-5 seconds at the end of each chapter. Using the selection toolbar to trim the excess audio gives you a precise way to be consistent with your recordings from chapter-to-chapter while meeting the ACX standard.

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

Software I Used:

Other places you’ll find me: