Audacity Bootcamp Channel Trailer

Well there’s nothing like putting the cart before the horse or letting the cart pull the horse, but I finally put together a channel trailer for my YouTube channel. They say that’s the first thing you’re supposed to do on your YouTube channel but I’ve always lived a little outside the box. Why change now? Anyway, I finally made a trailer for my Audacity Bootcamp YouTube Channel and here it is!

How to Mix and Render Using Audacity: One Caution

In music production, mixing your edited tracks down to a final track for export is necessary for a number of reasons. While mixing and rendering your podcast tracks in Audacity isn’t always necessary, it’s recommended. For one thing, It gives you a look at the final waveform before it’s exported. Other benefits include more consistency for things like loudness leveling and other mastering techniques. But there’s one caution you need to be aware of if you use mix and render in Audacity.

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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.