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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)

FM Encoder Decoder

This is an experimental “proof of concept” plug-in for FM encoding and decoding. It was written as a bit of fun for the Audacity community – a competition in September 2016 for Audacity users, developers and support crew. The plugin can be download here: Installation Instructions: For the current version of Audacity, please see HERE … Continue reading FM Encoder Decoder

Distortion Effect

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

Are Nyquist Plug-ins slow? (Compiled vs Interpreted languages)

It is a common misconception that Audacity’s Nyquist plug-ins must be slow because they are written in an interpreted programming Language. Nyquist is an interpreted language, meaning that it runs directly from the code rather than being compiled first, but the inner loops of many DSP functions are pre-compiled in highly optimised compiled C code. … Continue reading Are Nyquist Plug-ins slow? (Compiled vs Interpreted languages)