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.

How to Split, Join, and Move Audio Segments Using Audacity 3.1.x

Now that the time shift tool is no longer a part of Audacity, how do we move audio segments? With the advent of Audacity version 3.1.x moving audio around has gotten easier and quicker. In this video, I show you how to split audio into separate segments, how to join audio segments together, and how to move audio now that the time shift tool is no longer with us.

Contents:

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 00:23 – How to Split Audio in Audacity
  • 01:56 – How to Move Audio in Audacity
  • 02:59 – How to Join Audio in Audacity
  • 04:39 – Summary
  • 04:50 – Other Places You’ll Find Me

Hardware I used in this video.
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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

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Enjoy!

Audacity Tutorial: How to Backup Your Audacity Project While Working On It

In this short tutorial I show you how to make a backup copy of your working Audacity project file. Project backups were introduced in Audacity version 3.0.0 and are a convenient way to backup your work, keeping the backup copy separate from your working copy. Project backups are identical to your working project but are essentially a snapshot of your working project at the moment in time that you create it. You can give your backup copy it’s own name and save it in any folder. This is a great way to make backups of your project at critical points in your editing because it give you a convenient way to go back to a version of the project before changes were made, if needed.

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

  • 2017 MacBook Pro

Software I used in this video:

  • Audacity version 3.1.3
  • Camtasia version 2021.0.8
  • Auphonic Leveler version 1.8

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!

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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