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Audacity Bootcamp Podcast
8 minutes | 5 days ago
004 | What's New in Audacity 3.0.0? Project Backups and File Structure
Welcome to the Audacity Bootcamp Podcast. Let's talk about 2 new features in Audacity 3.0.0. The first one I talk about is project backups. This is a powerful tool that's new in version 3.0.0. At any point while working on a project we can now save a backup copy of it. The backup copy is a snapshot of the entire project at that moment in time. This gives me a quick and easy way to retrieve the last saved version of my project should something go wrong, like my program crashing. It also gives me a quick way to share my project with someone else while continuing to work on the original file. This is a great feature! Another new feature in Audacity 3.0.0 is in the file structure and naming convention. The old file folder that carried all the information about my project is no more! Now Audacity saves my project as one file with a .aup3 file name extension. All of the project information is in that one file, eliminating the need for that file folder that previous versions of Audacity always saved, along with my project file. This has resulted in Audacity running faster (at least on my computer) and it makes sharing or moving projects much simpler. Links I talk about in this episode: Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced is my on-demand video lecture series on Audacity for podcasters. It consists of 6+ hours of video instruction aimed at podcasters who use Audacity. Audacity Bootcamp YouTube Channel is another resource I've created for podcasters using Audacity The Audacity Bootcamp Facebook page. This page is fairly new but in many ways it's a mirror of what I'm doing elsewhere. The Audacity Bootcamp Website. This is the centerpiece of the Audacity Bootcamp where information, resources, and links to everything Audacity Bootcamp reside. Thanks for joining me on this new podcast venture!
4 minutes | 7 days ago
003 | The Noise Gate in Audacity 3.0.0 Is Broken!
Welcome to the Audacity Bootcamp Podcast. The noise gate in Audacity version 3.0.0 doesn't work. It's broken. It looks like it works, but it doesn't. There's a promised fix pending in the upcoming version 3.0.1 but until then, there is no noise gate in 3.0.0. If there's an upside, it's that the Attack Time has been separated out from the Decay Time. In previous versions, the Attack/Decay time was bundled together in one setting. In this new version, they have been separated out and each can be adjusted independent of the another. Plus, the Attack time can now be set as low at 1ms. Previously, it could only go as low as 10ms. This is a great enhancement for the noise gate. Now we just need it to work. I have a video illustrating this that shows this setting change and how you can tell the noise gate doesn't work in 3.0.0. Here's the link if you would like to watch it. What's New in Audacity 3.0.0? A Broken Noise Gate I teach a 6+ hour Audacity video course for podcasters. Ready to go beyond the basics of Audacity? Take a look and watch the previews before deciding: Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced -Enjoy!
3 minutes | 12 days ago
002 | Why You Should Always Press Z While Editing
Did you know it's a good idea to press Z on your keyboard while editing your podcast? Pressing Z invokes the Zero Crossing Tool and it's something that should be done every time you have a section of audio highlighted, but before you edit that section. For example, if you're going to amplify, delete, attenuate, or insert silence in section of audio, it's a good practice to press Z once you've highlighted the audio, before amplifying, deleting, attenuating, or inserting silence. Doing so will help ensure that the ends of your selection will move slightly to the quiet spot or zero line in your waveform (the zero crossing). This helps eliminate pops that can be created during these edits. My rule of thumb is to always press Z after I highlight a section of audio, before doing the edit. Here's the link to the Zero Crossing Tool video I mentioned in this podcast: How to Use the Zero Crossing Tool in Audacity In addition to this podcast, you'll find me online at: The Audacity Bootcamp Website The Audacity Bootcamp Facebook Page The Audacity Bootcamp YouTube Channel Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced - My online, on-demand video course designed for podcasters using Audacity -Enjoy
10 minutes | 13 days ago
001 | Introduction to the Audacity Bootcamp Podcast
Welcome to the first episode of the Audacity Bootcamp Podcast. This first episode is a brief introduction of me and an outline of my on-demand video course for Audacity podcasters, called Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced. Here are the links I mention in this episode: Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced an online, on-demand video teaching series for Audacity podcasters. The Audacity Bootcamp YouTube Channel The Audacity Bootcamp Website This Audacity Bootcamp is an online resource for Audacity podcast editors. Please subscribe to this podcast so you never miss an episode. I recorded this episode using my Audio-Technica AT2020 USB+ microphone, recording directly into Audacity version 3.0.0 on my MacBook Pro.
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