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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”

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

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