Welcome to episode 18 of the Audacity Bootcamp podcast. Are you thinking about starting a podcast? What kind of hardware and software will you need and how much is it going to cost? Do I need to sink hundreds of dollars into microphones and other hardware? Do I need to spend thousands of dollars on a studio quality room? How about software training? Am I facing a huge expenditure for software training? These are great questions that need to be asked when taking on any new project and podcasting is no exception. It’s also the subject of this podcast episode. Links to things I talk about in this episode:
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.
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.