Introduction to My Zoom H6 Audio Recording Essentials Course

In this video, I share with you the promo video from my Zoom H6 Audio Recording Essentials class I teach at Udemy. This video is one of several that are available for free previewing of my Zoom H6 course. I do all of my podcast and video audio recording using my Zoom H6 and then I export those WAV files into Audacity, where I do all of my post production editing and mastering.

If you’re interested in diving deeper into the Zoom H6 recorder, this class may be for you. The course consists of 26 on-demand video lectures and come with Udemy’s 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied.

Here’s a link to the course: Zoom H6 Audio Recording Essentials

-Mike

This Lapel Mic is Unidirectional

I finally found a lapel mic that’s unidirectional. Its the JK MIC-J 055 Lapel Microphone and it’s so much better than other lapel mics I’ve found in this price range. I used it in this video so you could hear the audio quality for yourself. I didn’t do any post production on the audio other than loudness leveling to -23 LUFS. At the time of this recording, it runs $29 on Amazon. Here are the links I talk about in this video:

Mike

Audacity Bootcamp Promo Video

This short video explains my new course at Udemy called Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced. This course consists of 53 on-demand video lectures that cover topics like:

  • Downloading and Installing Audacity
  • The Audacity User Interface
  • Waveforms
  • Audio Tracks
  • Sample Rates
  • Move, Delete, Split, and Join Tracks
  • Volume, Distortion, and Clipped Audio
  • Amplify, Attenuate, and Silence Audio
  • The Limiter
  • The Zero Crossing Tool
  • Reducing Breath and Mouth Sounds
  • Sync-Lock Tracks and the Label Track
  • The Play-at-Speed Toolbar
  • The Auto-Duck and Envelope Tools
  • Compression, EQ, and Normalization
  • The Noise Gate
  • Loudness (LUFS) Leveling
  • And many, many more

Go to the Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced to see the entire course and preview select videos in order to see if this course is right for you!

There’s an Audio Export Bug in Audacity 2.4.1

There’s a bug in Audacity 2.4.1 that prevents you from exporting files in the M4a format. This bug is related to the ffmpeg library and it only prevents file exports to M4a. A fix is promised in version 2.4.2.

Exporting Audio: New In Audacity 2.4.1

Audacity 2.4.1 remembers your export settings which is a real time saver if you’re exporting a lot of files. You also have many more options for exporting in WAV format. While it’s not new to Audacity 4.2.1, let’s look at rescanning hardware.

Waveform and Linear Views: New In Audacity 2.4.1

The Waveform dB view in Audacity is still there but getting to it has changed. I show you how to access it in this video and we talk about the new linear waveform view. If you’re a MAC user of Audacity the real good news in version 2.4.1 is that you can throw away that startup script that you had to use in version 2.3.3. It’s no longer necessary.