An Audacity Bootcamp Podcast Update

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.

Links referenced in this episode:

-Enjoy!

Audacity Version 3.0.4 Is Out

Audacity has announced the release of a new version. Audacity version 3.0.4 was released on August 24th. It’s a hotfix which means it was released to fix bugs in the previous version. There was a problem in version 3.0.3 with control points when using the Filter Curve and Graphic EQ effects. With this release I also got to test the update notification that was part of the version 3.0.3 update and I’m happy to say it works!

Is Audacity Spying On Us? Version 3.0.3 Is Out!

Welcome to episode 13 of the Audacity Bootcamp Podcast. I’m back from a month long road trip and while I was gone, I started hearing and reading concerns over Audacity becoming spyware under its new ownership. Also today, April 26, 2021, a new version of Audacity (3.0.3) was released. Coincidence? Let’s talk.

Here are the links I mention in this episode:

NOTE: As I was editing this episode, Audacity crashed and I was given the option to send the crash report or not send it, just as the privacy notice stated would happen.

-Mike

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!

How to Export a Project Using a Macro (Plus a Sneak-Peek at Macros in Audacity Version 3.0.2)

IMPORTANT:
Since recording this video, Audacity version 3.0.2 has been released and is now the production version. When I recorded this video, it was still in pre-release.

In this video, I show you how to create and run a macro that will export your project as a WAV file using a keyboard shortcut and I show you where Audacity version 3.0.2 stores your macros because it’s different in version 3.0.2.