The Audacity Label Track

Let’s take a closer look at the label track in Audacity. In the last video, I showed you one function of the label track in Audacity as a tool for separating groups of synced tracks. In this video, let’s talk about using the Audacity label track as a label track.

Audacity Sync-Lock Tracks

Let’s talk about how to synchronize your tracks in Audacity. Did you know you can create groups of synced tracks in Audacity that are synchronized independent of each other? That’s one function of the label track. Let’s take a closer look…

Be sure to check out my full Audacity course if you’re interested in diving deeper into Audacity for podcasting:

Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced.

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.