Audacity Crashes When Manipulating Clip Names With Sync-Lock Tracks Enabled

I’ve found a problem with Audacity 3.1.2 that may be related to the Mac operating system. I can’t change or delete clip names (these are the new clip names that were introduced in version 3.1.0) and to make matters worse, if I try to do so with sync-lock tracks enabled, Audacity crashes every time. Someone on the Audacity User’s Forum mentioned they weren’t having that problem running Windows, so it may just be Mac related. I’m running MacOS Monterey (12.0.1) on a 2017 MacBook Pro.

CONTENTS:
00:00 – Intro
00:36 – Track Label Overlays
02:13 – Audio Clip Names
04:50 – Clip Names Can’t Be Changed
06:12 – My System Specs
07:01 – Clip Names With Sync-Lock Tracks Crashes My Audacity
09:17 – Summary
10:00 – Wrap-up

LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO:

  • Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced
  • ACX Audiobook Production Using Audacity

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Audacity Version 3.1.2 Loop Fix, Play-at-Speed In a Loop, and Effects Preview In a Loop

In this video I take a look at the following in Audacity version 3.1.2:

  1. The Loop Function Fix
  2. How to use the Play-at-Speed tool inside a loop.
  3. How a loop selection differs from an effects preview selection.

Points 2 and 3 are questions that have been asked of me and this video seemed like a good place to talk about it.

CONTENTS:

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 00:46 – Loop Function Fix in Version 3.1.2
  • 02:18 – Moving/Expanding the Looped Section
  • 04:55 – Play-at-Speed in a Looped Selection
  • 06:01 – Looped Selection vs. Preview Selection
  • 09:39 – Summary
  • 10:14 – Wrap-up and Preview

-Enjoy!

Sync-Lock Tracks Unexpected Behavior in Audacity 3.1.0

I think I’ve uncovered a problem in Audacity version 3.1.0 regarding sync-lock tracks and the new way of moving audio clips. I use sync-lock tracks on every podcast I do to keep the intro/outro music and narration synched together but separate from the host and guest(s), who are also in sync with each other. When Audacity announced the new way of moving audio clips, beginning in version 3.1.0, my first thought was how that was going to work with sync-lock tracks enabled. It’s different now and you need to know about it if you use sync-lock tracks like I do. FYI: Audacity version 3.1.1 is out with some minor bug fixes.

CONTENTS:

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 00:57 – Moving Audio Clips in Version 3.1
  • 01:45 – Why I Use Sync-Lock Tracks
  • 02:18 – The Label Track
  • 02:48 – Deleting Audio Clips in Version 3.1
  • 06:11 – Inserting a Label Track
  • 07:20 – Deleting Audio Clips With Sync-Lock Tracks On
  • 08:13 – How Sync-Lock Tracks Works
  • 09:08 – Deleting Synched Audio Clips Deletes Audio
  • 11:10 – Wrap-Up

My setup for this video was an Audio-Technica AT2040 dynamic mic plugged into my Zoom H6 recorder. I use my iPhone to record the video. NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying Amazon purchases.

How to Remove Mouth Sounds in Audacity Using the Free De-Clicker Plugin

Audacity offers a powerful and free de-clicker plugin for removing unwanted mouth sounds and clicks that show up in your audio recording. This de-clicker plugin has become part of my post-production process for everything I record. Sticky mouth sounds in our recordings can quickly become annoying to the listener. There have been instances where I have stopped watching a video simply because the dry mouth sounds were so prominent. So let’s see what Audacity’s de-clicker plugin can do to eliminate those pesky sounds.

I teach a best-selling podcast editing course on Udemy called Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced: https://learnaudacity.com/

How to Rescan Audio Hardware in Audacity

When I first began using Audacity years ago, I thought that if I forget to plug in my mic or other input device before starting Audacity, it meant I had to restart Audacity to get the program to recognize my audio hardware. But then I discovered the Rescan Audio Devices feature that’s built into Audacity. What a great day that was and what a time saver! In this video I show you how rescanning your audio hardware works inside Audacity.

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How to Record a Track in Audacity

Are you new to Audacity and unsure about how to start recording? I made this video for people who are new to Audacity and have never recorded a track. Recording in Audacity is simple and I show you how to do it in this short video.

Here’s the link to my course I mentioned in the video, Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced.