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:
- Video: Project Backups
- Video: File Names/Structure
- 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!