Welcome to episode 12 of The Audacity Bootcamp Podcast. This episode is a shameless plug for my online, on-demand video course, Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced. If you’re interested in diving deep into Audacity and learning things about Audacity that will give you advanced editing skills and techniques, in addition to greater confidence with Audacity, consider enrolling in my course. It’s 6+ hours of video instruction that, like the title suggests, will take you from beginning concepts to advanced topics that can be hard to find elsewhere. Plus, I’ve priced it incredibly low on purpose to fit any budget.
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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.
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.
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.
Version 2.4.1 of Audacity includes a new effect for perceived loudness, or LUFS. You can now set the appropriate LUFS level of your podcast inside Audacity without depending on external plugins or software. Let’s talk about this new feature.
I recently started teaching on-line video courses at Udemy. I built a course on podcast editing that I’m calling Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced. Since I’m a podcaster who uses Audacity, that seemed like a good fit. I use Audacity as my audio editing tool. If you or anyone you know is interested in gaining or sharpening their skills in podcast editing, point them to my course: