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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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.

How to Remove Mouth Sounds in Audacity Using the Free De-Clicker Plugin

Audacity offers a powerful and free de-clicker plugin for removing unwanted mouth sounds and clicks that show up in your audio recording. This de-clicker plugin has become part of my post-production process for everything I record. Sticky mouth sounds in our recordings can quickly become annoying to the listener. There have been instances where I have stopped watching a video simply because the dry mouth sounds were so prominent. So let’s see what Audacity’s de-clicker plugin can do to eliminate those pesky sounds.

I teach a best-selling podcast editing course on Udemy called Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced: https://learnaudacity.com/