"sound finder" is missing? [SOLVED]


I recently saw some videos on Youtube about how to use a feature called “sound finder” which can be accessed on the “Analyze” menu. My Analyze menu does not have this feature, however. I want to be able to split up a track into multiple tracks (delineated by the silences that exist in the original).

My Audacity version is 2.0.6.


Did they tell you which Audacity version they were using?

You can get Audacity 2.1.2 Windows from here.


If you’re splitting up a vinyl capture, the automated tools are not always the best pick. A silent part of the opera and the groove noise between cuts may have the same volume. People transferring tons of vinyl run into this almost immediately.


Thanks for your reply. According to my research this plugin is one of Audacity’s older plugins. UPDATE: I just installed the latest Audacity version, and at least now I can access the plugin manager and see that “sound finder” is on the list and enabled. Interestingly, however, it does not show up on any of the menus (should be under Analyze). How to I access enabled plugins that aren’t showing up on the menu?


To be sure you have Audacity supplied by us, always use http://audacityteam.org/download/windows.

I recommend using our documentation Add / Remove Effects, Generators and Analyzers rather than YouTube videos by others. YouTube videos are sometimes wrong and almost never say what version of Audacity they refer to.

You are correct that Sound Finder is in the Analyze Menu, in the lower section. If you don’t see it, Edit > Preferences…, Effects section, and make sure Nyquist effects are enabled (third box from the top).


Dear Gale,
Thanks so much for your swift reply! Going into Edit-Preferences was exactly what I needed. Now it’s showing up. What a great forum!