Season one of The Audacity Channel Podcast is complete. This first season of the podcast started with a pre-launch announcement and ended strong with an episode dedicated to ACX audiobook creation tips using Audacity. Season two drops on March 1st with a special “March Madness” announcement. The season one episodes below are sorted from the newest to the oldest.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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
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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?
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
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.
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