Gale joined the Audacity Team in 2007, is a graduate in Economics, and advises us on support and documentation issues. Now retired (except of course for Audacity), he previously worked in survey research for one of the UK's now disbanded Industrial Training Boards, then ran a secondhand classical LP record business for some twenty years. Gale started using Audacity back in 2005 for transferring vinyl records to computer, and generally editing his collection of digital audio files.
As one of the most active people on the Wiki, Gale will be happy to help with any problems you may have using the Wiki. However, for personal help using Audacity, please post a question on the , as that is the quickest and best way to get an answer.
It is with a heavy heart and much sadness that I have to report the passing of Gale Andrews.
Gale was admitted to hospital on the 23rd of July 2017 after a long and uncomfortable and often painful illness. He died in hospital some days later on 10th August 2017.
As noted in his own user page notes above, Gale had worked on and with Audacity for twelve years and had been a member of the Auudacity Team for ten of those. He had been a diligent worker providing much help and assistance on the Forum and through [email protected] - solving technical issues for many users over the years (including myself when I was struggling to get my own vinyl conversion project up and running and my USB turntable working properly with Audacity).
Gale also contributed massively to the Manual and helped shape its current quality. He also as part of quality assurance did a lot of bug testing and bug reporting over the years contributing thereby to the quality of the Audacity application that we have today.
He was an Audacity stalwart and a hard worker - he continued to work many hours even during the latter stages of his sickness. The last messages on email that we, on Team, have from him were written on his laptop from his hospital bed in the early few days of his hospital stay.
He will be much-missed on Audacity - and indeed already is. Fortunately other Team members have stepped up to carry on with the various tasks that Gale formerly undertook.
R.I.P. Gale Andrews - died 10th August 2017
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