Audacity Purchased by Newly-Formed Muse Group

Welcome to episode 11 of The Audacity Bootcamp Podcast. 

“We’re scared and excited. We hope you are too.”

-AudacityTeam

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:

  1. Non-destructive editing via stackable Virtual Studio Technology (VST) effects.
  2. 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.

Links in this episode:

You can find me online at https://audacitybootcamp.com with links there to my YouTube channel, Facebook page, Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced, and this podcast.

-Enjoy!

How to Edit Non-Destructively in Audacity

Welcome to episode 10 of The Audacity Bootcamp Podcast. I’ve reached double digits. Yay! One of the bad raps Audacity gets is that editing in Audacity is destructive. That simply means that once you edit and/or put an effect on your Audacity project and then save and close the project, the edits you just did, along with the effects you just put on it, are permanent and can’t be removed. This is referred to as destructive editing. 

But did you know that non-destructive editing can be done in Audacity? Version 3.0.0 of Audacity introduced a new feature called Project Backup. In this episode, I explain how I use Project Backup as a way to eliminate destructive editing in Audacity. It’s easy and it works!

Links I mention in this episode:

-Enjoy and happy podcasting!

What’s Apple Doing With Our Podcasts?

What’s Apple doing with our podcasts? I’ve had some weird experiences with Apple on my podcasts these last few days. I updated my iPhone to iOS 14.5 (I probably should have waited) and weird things started happening. Here’s today’s episode of The Audacity Bootcamp Podcast where I vent a little about the weird happenings with Apple over the last few days, and my mysterious missing episode.

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.

Reminder: I teach Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced. This is 6+ hours of on demand videos designed specifically for podcasters who use Audacity to record and/or edit their podcasts. You can find it here:

Another Reminder: The Audacity Bootcamp Podcast is live now and available on your favorite podcast app or on the web here:

-Enjoy

My Interview with David Hooper On The Red Podcast

Today on the Audacity Bootcamp Podcast, I point you to an interview I had the privilege of being a part of, on the Red Podcast – The Marketing Podcast for Experts, hosted by David Hooper. David asked me to come on his show and talk about my philosophy of podcasting and what’s important to me in the audio podcasts I do, as well as my videos. 

We talked about a number of topics including my on demand video course, Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced. In addition to the Red Podcast, David also hosts the Build a Big Podcast. Check them out when you get a chance. Links to both are below.

-Enjoy!

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.