Category Archives: Plug-ins

Free plug-ins to add new features and effects to Audacity.

Stretching audio to length

Audacity includes an excellent “Change Tempo” effect which can stretch the length of the selected audio without altering the pitch. The effect includes the ability to specify the required new length, but this option is not available when using the effect in a Macro, or with Scripting. Setting the target length in a Macro Audacity … Continue reading Stretching audio to length

Steganography and “Silent Subliminals”

“Steganography” from the Greek stegan├│s (concealed) and graphia (writing), is the practice of hiding information within another message or physical object. It could be described as a form of “hiding in plain sight”. There are several different stenanogrphic techniques relating to audio. This article, and the associated plug-in uses one specific technique called Amplitude Modulation … Continue reading Steganography and “Silent Subliminals”

De-Clicker and De-Esser

The De-Clicker and De-Esser plug-ins are popular with some audiobook authors. The purpose of the De-Clicker is to remove mouth clicks and similar clicky sounds from the recording, while De-Esser is for reducing excessive sibilance (hissy “s” and “shh” sounds). These plug-ins have horrible code and are only available on the understanding that there is … Continue reading De-Clicker and De-Esser

Editing and Overwriting an Audio File

One thing that is quickly learned about Audacity, is that it is NOT a DAW* (digital audio workstation), and is NOT a wave editor. It is a full featured multi-track audio recorder and editor. When “opening” an audio file for editing, the file itself is never modified by Audacity – the audio data is copied … Continue reading Editing and Overwriting an Audio File

Ukulele Tuning Tones

A simple “tuning fork” plug-in for Audacity, specifically for tuning a ukulele. This plug-in just generates a tone of the specified note, which is basically what a tuning fork does, except that a real (mechanical) tuning fork is restricted to just one frequency, whereas this plug-in allows you to select the required note. Ukuleles are … Continue reading Ukulele Tuning Tones

Find Label (plug-in)

This plug-in can be helpful in situations where you have a project that has a lot (possibly hundreds) of labels, and you want to locate one specific label quickly by searching for the label text. While it is perfectly possible to scroll through the Label Editor window and look for the label text, the Label … Continue reading Find Label (plug-in)

Ramp Panning

Legacy plug-in by David Sky. Evenly pan your stereo audio, starting at one point in the stereo field and ending at another. -10 corresponds to 100% left, 0 to center and +10 to 100% right. Parameters: Start position: from [where -10 – +10, default -10] End position: from [where -10 – +10, default +10]