Future Possibilities For Audacity?

Here’s another preview of some possibilities for future versions of Audacity. The video below was posted on the Audacity Discord server a few months ago and is well worth your time if you’re an Audacity user. My impression is that these are just some possibilities for version 3.2 of Audacity and beyond. Regardless, it seems to me that once version 3.2 is out, the platform will be in place for bringing more of these needed changes and updates in a more rapid sequence. But that’s just my opinion as one watching this process from the outside. I appreciate all the work the Audacity team puts into this product while keeping it free to the end user. Get comfortable and watch the 20 minute video below.

What A Future Version of Audacity Might Look Like

Audacity floated this image out to the world on a couple of social media platforms last week as a way of some of the possible options for a future version. While the screenshot I share in this video isn’t in production, it does give us a glimpse into some possible improvements being worked on by the fine people at Audacity. I think it’s headed in the right direction in many ways but what are your thoughts?

Contents:

00:00 – Introduction
00:24 – Where Have I Been?
01:32 – Learn Audacity Brand
01:55 – Audacity’s Shared Screenshot
06:04 – Audacity on the Microsoft App Store
07:10 – Audacity Milestones Webpage
07:41 – LearnAudacity.com
08:12 – Online Courses I Teach

Links mentioned in this video:

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Enjoy!

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

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.

Audacity Version 3.0.4 Is Out

Audacity has announced the release of a new version. Audacity version 3.0.4 was released on August 24th. It’s a hotfix which means it was released to fix bugs in the previous version. There was a problem in version 3.0.3 with control points when using the Filter Curve and Graphic EQ effects. With this release I also got to test the update notification that was part of the version 3.0.3 update and I’m happy to say it works!