Are Loudness and Volume the Same Thing?

If you do Loudness Leveling on your podcast (and I hope you do), is that the same as volume level? Are loudness and volume the same thing? That’s the topic for this video as we look at the difference between loudness and volume when it comes to leveling our audio to a LUFS standard.


  • 00:00 Are Loudness and Volume the Same Thing?
  • 00:18 LUFS Standards Review
  • 00:28 Spotify and YouTube LUFS Requirements
  • 01:05 -19 LUFS Example
  • 02:23 Loudness and Volume Are Not The Same
  • 02:48 Volume is Independent of Loudness
  • 04:08 The Advantage of Loudness Leveling
  • 05:13 The Difference Between Loudness and Volume
  • 05:40 Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced

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How to Create and Use Templates in Audacity

Let’s talk about using templates in Audacity. Templates are a real time saver when editing because the elements of your podcast that stay the same from episode to episode can be placed in a template so you don’t have to recreated them every time you edit a new episode. I use templates for every episode of every podcast I edit and produce. Let’s talk about it.


  • 00:00 How to Create and Use Templates in Audacity
  • 01:02 Template Example
  • 02:14 Sync-Lock Tracks
  • 03:19 The Label Track
  • 04:23 Pinned Playhead
  • 05:05 Slow Fade
  • 06:24 Importing Audio To Your Template
  • 08:18 My Grace Cafe Podcast
  • 10:24 Template Summary
  • 10:52 Shameless Plug For My Channel

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How to Use the Audacity Auto Duck Effect and Envelope Tool for Voiceovers

Voiceovers are easy to do using Audacity. In this video I look at 2 tools within Audacity that can be used for doing voiceovers for podcast intros and outros: The Auto Duck effect and the Envelope tool. These are Audacity’s versions of track automation. Here’s a breakdown of the video for quick reference:

  • 00:00 How to Use the Audacity Auto Duck Effect and Envelope Tool for Voiceovers
  • 00:48 The Auto Duck Effect
  • 01:44 The Pinned Playhead
  • 03:18 The Control Track
  • 03:55 Auto Duck Settings
  • 08:23 The Envelope Tool
  • 09:27 Envelope Tool Control Points

Be sure to check out my online, on-demand video course, Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced, at Udemy. As of this writing, it consists of 54 video lectures covering over 6 hours of Audacity course material.

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