From Zero Downloads to 101 Podcast Episode Templates

It’s never a good day when your podcast hosting company says they anticipate zero downloads on your next podcast episode. It sucks really. But that’s what happened to me at a time when I was considering shutting down my podcast anyway. It was the final piece of the puzzle that convinced me to shut it down. So I did. The already struggling Audacity Bootcamp Podcast is no more. I think having that podcast was a good idea but the timing was off. I may bring it back in a little different format in 2023. We’ll see.

But within hours of deciding to retire that podcast, I heard from David Hooper about a newly-published book of his entitled, 101 Podcast Episode Templates. This was great timing because all of us feel it from time-to-time. That dreaded funk that results from podcast burnout (or in my case, bad news from my podcast hosting service). So I bought the book and in this video I want to give you a peek inside it because what it really is, is 101 great podcast ideas to keep you going and to keep your podcast (or your videos too) fresh. As I explain in this video, my reasons for retiring the Audacity Bootcamp Podcast were a little different but just like every other podcaster, I’ve experienced burnout too and have found myself in need of fresh topics. David’s book might be just what you need for that extra nudge to keep going when you feel that funk start to set in.

Here’s the links I mention in this video:

The microphone 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 both recording and post-production)
  • Camtasia 2022
  • Auphonic Desktop Leveler

Other places you’ll find me:

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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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!

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

What’s New in Audacity 3.0.0: Macro Import, Export, and Comments

Audacity 3.0.0 gives us the ability to import and export our macros and to add comments in a macro step. This is a big deal if you use macros like I do.