Today I released a new episode of the Audacity Bootcamp podcast. I’ve decided to revert the name of the podcast back to the Audacity Bootcamp and I explain a few reasons why in this episode. I also talk about my minimalist approach to recording and editing audio for my podcast and for my videos, and the new version of Audacity (3.0.4) that’s been released.
Podcasting doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. If you’re just getting started in podcasting, you don’t have to sink a lot of cash into what you’re doing. You can get inexpensive hardware and Audacity is free. The most important part of your podcast is the room you record in. You can get great audio with inexpensive gear if your initial recording is free of echo and room noise. That’s not hard to achieve. Some blankets, pillows, moving blankets, and closed curtains will add immeasurably to the quality of the audio in your podcast. I’ll be talking more about that in the next episode.
It’s time for a facelift of The Audacity Bootcamp! So I’m going to give it one. I’ll be changing the name of The Audacity Bootcamp to First Person Audio over the next week to 10 days. All of the existing content will remain as well as the current subscriptions to my YouTube channel. If I do this right, you won’t have to do anything and it will be transparent to you. It will all just magically change.
This re-branding is going to affect everything currently touched by The Audacity Bootcamp with the exception of my course on Udemy. That course is going to remain as-is. The new name will impact the website, podcast, Twitter, and The Audacity Bootcamp Facebook page.
Re-branding like this will allow me more freedom to touch on other topics in my videos and podcasts, while keeping Audacity as a core element to what I do. Once the changes are made, it’ll be back to business as usual.
Welcome to episode 11 of The Audacity Bootcamp Podcast.
“We’re scared and excited. We hope you are too.”
Those are the closing words on the Audacity Team’s announcement of the recent acquisition of Audacity by the newly-formed Muse Group. The deal to purchase Audacity was announced on April 30th. The financial details of the acquisition have not been disclosed. With this acquisition, changes on the horizon for Audacity include:
Non-destructive editing via stackable Virtual Studio Technology (VST) effects.
An updated user interface that includes a non-Windows 95 appearance and feel.
As part of this announcement, Muse Group (https://mu.se) vows to keep Audacity open source and free.
In this episode, I share with you a couple of online articles concerning this purchase. One thing is certain; the future of Audacity means change. Here’s hoping it’s change in the right direction for us podcasters.
The rumors are true! The Audacity Bootcamp Podcast is live – 3 days early. Originally scheduled for the 5th of April, it’s out now. It was approved by Apple Podcasts in less than 24 hours which put the whole process into high gear and enabled me to get it published a few days early. If you would like to subscribe, it’s available on your favorite podcast app including iHeartRadio, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Audible. You can also listen on the web by visiting the podcast website. I hope you’ll check it out and subscribe.
Are you interested in going deeper with Audacity? My online, on-demand video course, Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced, will take you beyond the basics of Audacity and into advanced topics podcasters need to know.
I have an exciting announcement for you. I’m starting a new podcast called The Audacity Bootcamp Podcast. It will publish on Monday, April 5th. Once it’s live, I’ll let you know and provide a few links. You’ll also be able to subscribe on your favorite podcast app once it’s published. As a podcaster myself, I’m looking forward to this new venture as The Audacity Bootcamp continues to grow.