Audacity provides its users with a lot of facilities and one such facility is that users can keep their Personal Preferences settings with their application wherever they go. Users can take Audacity with them on the go on portable devices such as a USB drive and use it on any PC while keeping all of their personal Audacity settings.
This is Audacity’s built-in feature that on launch it checks for a Portable Settings folder in the same directory as the executable file or Audacity.exe or audacity.app. If the Portable Settings folder exists in the same directory then Audacity will store the settings there rather than the standard folder. Continue reading
Audacity can run in many non-English languages. By default, Audacity runs in the same language as that of your operating system. If you picked any language during the Windows installer then it would be for the interface of the installer only.
You can either change the language of Audacity from the Interface Preferences or modify the audacity.cfg file to change the language. Continue reading
With Audacity, you can use files from iTunes. You can import the files directly into Audacity and then use them for editing as you like!
Files which you purchase iTunes Store may be DRM(Digital Rights Management) protected so, you must either extract them or record them to an unprotected format before you can use them in Audacity. Continue reading
There is a special feature found in Audacity known as Sync-Locked Track Groups. This feature is enabled by the “Sync-Lock Tracks” menu item. This feature makes sure that the length and position changes occurring anywhere in a defined group of tracks also take place in all audio or label tracks in that Sync-Locked track group even if those tracks were not selected.
This allows you keep existing audio or labels synchronized together even when carrying out actions like inserting, deleting or changing speed or tempo.
In digital audio production, a crossfade is editing that makes a smooth transition between two audio files. Crossfading became easier to achieve with the invention of the computer-based digital audio editor. The main objective of a crossfade is to make a smooth transition between two sections of audio.
The two sections overlap and as one section fades out the other fades in. DJ’s mostly use this type of technique, for “compilation” tracks and mashups. Crossfade is also used for editing speech recordings, extending songs, creating loops for audio sequencers, repairing damaged recordings and much more.
Like many other mixing features, Audacity allows you to divide a relatively long recording track into separate tracks for export so, each separate track can be extracted as a separate file.
You can burn files separately on an Audio CD or play these on a music player.
Audacity has a special feature called Punch and Roll Record which enables you to correct and fix the errors that you make during your recording sessions.
While recording, when you make a mistake, you can stop, back up over the mistakes and then continue on your recording session. This results in only one single track which is properly timed without the using of cutting, pasting or mixing of multiple tracks. Continue reading