A “peak limiter” is a kind of dynamic range compression effect that “pushes down” on peaks so as to reduce their level. Unlike other compressor effects, limiters have little or no effect on the surrounding audio (except for a few milliseconds either side of the peak). They are particularly useful for reducing “transients” (very short loud … Continue reading Peak Limiter
Audacity includes a wide range of built-in effects, but surprisingly there is no distortion effect. Time to remedy that… Here is a simple distortion effect with 10 types of distortion. Each preset modifies the shape of the waveform in its own particular way. There is also a slider control to set the amount, or “drive”. … Continue reading Distortion Effect
This little plug-in is a bit of fun. It is a distortion plug-in effect that simulates a kazoo. To use it, record yourself humming, then apply the effect. Some interesting sounds can be made by applying the effect to other sounds, such as guitar or keyboard recordings. Right click to save kazoo.ny (For Internet Explorer … Continue reading Kazoo Effect
The easy way to make a professional sounding fade-out of a song. This will work well with most types of music. See here for installation instructions: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/plugins After installing and restarting Audacity the plug-in will appear in the Effect menu as: “Pro Fade Out” Trim the song down so that it ends at the point … Continue reading Professional sounding fade out.
This plug-in is based on the same code as the Variable Tremolo plug-in and was written in response to a request for a plug-in for making Isochronic Tones (Isochronic Beats). For anyone unfamiliar with the term (as I was), Isochronic beats are related to binaural and monaural beats and the idea of brainwave entrainment. At … Continue reading Isochronic Modulator Plug-in
This plug-in allows the left and right channels of stereo tracks to be mixed and distributed between the channels of a stereo track. Examples: Mix left and right channels in equal proportion to produce a 2 channel mono track. Invert left or right channel independently of the other. Mix each channel with the other channel … Continue reading Channel Mixer Plug-in
vocalremover13b.ny by David R. Sky www.shellworld.net/~davidsky/ with help from Gale Andrews Released under terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 Description Removes part or all of center-panned audio in a stereo track by inverting one channel then panning both channels to center. For more complex removal options, please see one of the help … Continue reading Vocal Remover