The Audacity Channel

Adding Realtime Effects in Audacity (S2, E8)

April 19, 2023 Mike Adams Season 2 Episode 8
The Audacity Channel
Adding Realtime Effects in Audacity (S2, E8)
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Let's take a few minutes to talk about using realtime effects in Audacity. The ability to add realtime, non-destructive effects takes Audacity to an entirely new level as a mainstream digital audio workstation. Plus, it's free! My purpose in this video isn't to recommend specific plugins (there are so many out there, making that a near impossible task). My purpose is to talk about how to add realtime effects and then describe my order of realtime effects when editing a podcast. I don't mention compression as one of my effects because I use a hardware compressor (my DBX 286S) so my audio is compressed before it ever gets recorded.

Here's a look at where we've been and where we're going in this season of The Audacity Channel podcast:

  • Episode 1: Recording Room Preparation
  • Episode 2: Microphone Types
  • Episode 3: Microphone Placement
  • Episode 4: Microphone Technique
  • Episode 5: My Recording Hardware Chain
  • Episode 6: Audio Quality: Hitting the Mark with Sample Rate, Bit Depth, and Bit Rate
  • Episode 7: Editing Multi-Track Projects in Audacity
  • Episode 8: Adding Realtime Effects in Audacity (This Episode)
  • Episode 9: How To Set The Correct LUFS Level
  • Episode 10: Exporting Our Audacity Project as an MP3

Links I talk about in this episode:

Other Places You'll Find Me:

  1. The Audacity Bootcamp online school for podcasters and ACX audiobook narrators. The school consists of the following online courses:
  2. The Learn Audacity YouTube Channel
  3. The Learn Audacity Homepage
  4. The Audacity Channel on YouTube
  5. Facebook
Advantages of Realtime Effects
Enabling Realtime Effects
How to Open The Realtime Effects Panel
Audacity 3.2.5 Realtime Effects Limitations
Adding and Managing Realtime Effects on a Track
My Editing Process
My Order of Adding Realtime Effects
Summary of My Process
The Audacity Bootcamp