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Highest and Lowest Peaks

This plug-in is for measuring the highest and lowest peaks in the selected region. It is intended for fairly short selections. Example use cases include precisely measuring the level of noise prior to using dynamic effects such as Noise Gates, or measuring the amount of asymmetry in a waveform. Unlike most other peak measuring tools, … Continue reading Highest and Lowest Peaks

Aligning Multiple Tracks

This plug-in extends the capabilities of the Align Tracks plug-in. As with the original version, it requires a synchronisation mark near the beginning of each track (see the description for the previous version). This new version, designed for Audacity 2.4.2 or later, locates the synchronisation mark in the first selected track, then adjusts the positions … Continue reading Aligning Multiple Tracks

Binding keys to vertically zoom tracks

A recent feature request for Audacity was for the provision of key bindings to zoom in / out vertically on a track. This feature is already available in a limited fashion from the “Set Track Visuals” macro command. The first step is to create a macro and add the command “Set Track Visuals”. Enable the … Continue reading Binding keys to vertically zoom tracks

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”

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)

Changing the speed and length very accurately

Audacity has a “Change Speed” effect, but it is only accurate to three decimal places. For greater accuracy a short Nyquist script can be used in the Nyquist Prompt effect. In this example the length of the selected audio was 599.999 seconds and I wanted to stretch it to 600 seconds duration.The durations may be … Continue reading Changing the speed and length very accurately