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:

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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In Audacity 3.2.0 the device toolbar has been replaced by the Audio Setup button.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:

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:

What to Expect in Audacity Version 3.2

Audacity version 3.2 has an anticipated release date of September 2022. Audacity made this announcement on June 11, 2022. I haven’t seen anyone talking about it yet (but I don’t get out much) so this is my own announcement highlighting a few of the significant changes we can expect. As suspected, there are some changes to the user interface but the bigger news is probably stackable effects and real-time effects support. Leave a comment and tell me what you think of Audacity’s announcement of version 3.2.

Links I mention in this video:
What to Expect in Audacity 3.2
The Audacity Discord Server

Hardware used in this video (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying Amazon purchases) – RØDE NT-USB Mini Microphone

Software Used:
– Audacity Version 3.1.3
– Camtasia 2022