Audacity Version 3.1.3 Clip Name Fix and 1,000 Subscribers!

Audacity version 3.1.3 is out. There are some significant fixes with this release. In this video, I talk about one of them that I had previously mentioned in a video (link below) and reported to Audacity. Namely, the inability to change or delete a clip name without it causing Audacity to crash when using sync-lock tracks. That’s been fixed in this version of Audacity. This only affected Mac users. In this video I’m using a 2017 MacBook Pro running OS Monterey and Audacity version 3.1.3.

And a big shoutout and thank you to all of you! I’ve reached 1,000 subscribers!! This blows my mind. Thank you all for sticking with me on my channel. You all rock!

I recorded this video using the Pixel Lavalier lapel mic plugged into my iPhone. Here’s the link. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn a small commission if purchases are made using this link). https://amzn.to/30WJg6p

Audacity Tutorial: How to Install a Nyquist Plugin

This is the first of my Audacity tutorial videos. My Audacity tutorials are short videos walking through one feature or process within Audacity. This video walks you through the installation of a Nyquist plugin in Audacity. For this video, I am running Audacity version 3.1.2 on a 2017 MacBook Pro.

Audacity’s Nyquist Effect Plugin Page: https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Nyquist_Effect_Plug-ins

Audacity Crashes When Manipulating Clip Names With Sync-Lock Tracks Enabled

I’ve found a problem with Audacity 3.1.2 that may be related to the Mac operating system. I can’t change or delete clip names (these are the new clip names that were introduced in version 3.1.0) and to make matters worse, if I try to do so with sync-lock tracks enabled, Audacity crashes every time. Someone on the Audacity User’s Forum mentioned they weren’t having that problem running Windows, so it may just be Mac related. I’m running MacOS Monterey (12.0.1) on a 2017 MacBook Pro.

CONTENTS:
00:00 – Intro
00:36 – Track Label Overlays
02:13 – Audio Clip Names
04:50 – Clip Names Can’t Be Changed
06:12 – My System Specs
07:01 – Clip Names With Sync-Lock Tracks Crashes My Audacity
09:17 – Summary
10:00 – Wrap-up

LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO:

  • Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced
  • ACX Audiobook Production Using Audacity

MY RECORDING HARDWARE:

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Audacity Version 3.1.2 Loop Fix, Play-at-Speed In a Loop, and Effects Preview In a Loop

In this video I take a look at the following in Audacity version 3.1.2:

  1. The Loop Function Fix
  2. How to use the Play-at-Speed tool inside a loop.
  3. How a loop selection differs from an effects preview selection.

Points 2 and 3 are questions that have been asked of me and this video seemed like a good place to talk about it.

CONTENTS:

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 00:46 – Loop Function Fix in Version 3.1.2
  • 02:18 – Moving/Expanding the Looped Section
  • 04:55 – Play-at-Speed in a Looped Selection
  • 06:01 – Looped Selection vs. Preview Selection
  • 09:39 – Summary
  • 10:14 – Wrap-up and Preview

-Enjoy!

Sync-Lock Tracks Unexpected Behavior in Audacity 3.1.0

I think I’ve uncovered a problem in Audacity version 3.1.0 regarding sync-lock tracks and the new way of moving audio clips. I use sync-lock tracks on every podcast I do to keep the intro/outro music and narration synched together but separate from the host and guest(s), who are also in sync with each other. When Audacity announced the new way of moving audio clips, beginning in version 3.1.0, my first thought was how that was going to work with sync-lock tracks enabled. It’s different now and you need to know about it if you use sync-lock tracks like I do. FYI: Audacity version 3.1.1 is out with some minor bug fixes.

CONTENTS:

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 00:57 – Moving Audio Clips in Version 3.1
  • 01:45 – Why I Use Sync-Lock Tracks
  • 02:18 – The Label Track
  • 02:48 – Deleting Audio Clips in Version 3.1
  • 06:11 – Inserting a Label Track
  • 07:20 – Deleting Audio Clips With Sync-Lock Tracks On
  • 08:13 – How Sync-Lock Tracks Works
  • 09:08 – Deleting Synched Audio Clips Deletes Audio
  • 11:10 – Wrap-Up

My setup for this video was an Audio-Technica AT2040 dynamic mic plugged into my Zoom H6 recorder. I use my iPhone to record the video. NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying Amazon purchases.

What’s New in Audacity Version 3.1?

Audacity version 3.1 has been released with some important changes. Audacity is continuing its progression toward non-destructive editing and one of those changes is in version 3.1. In this video, I talk about 4 new features in Audacity version 3.1:

  • The Playhead Properties
  • Moving and Deleting Audio
  • Trimming Audio
  • The New Loop Function.

REMINDERS:

  1. I recently launched a new on-demand video course at Udemy called ACX Audiobook Production Using Audacity. Check it out when you get a chance.
  2. I also teach a best-selling course at Udemy called Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced. It’s currently 61 videos and 7+ hours of on-demand instruction in Audacity specifically designed for podcasters. If you’re a podcaster looking for a deep dive into Audacity, this course is for you. Check it out when you get a chance.