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2 Oh, the A Primer for Podcasting "Audacity" is a trademark of Dominic Mazzoni Audacity Logo by Harvey Lubin ! Mary Beth Lemoine Media 6467 – Spring 2009

3 Download the Software Go to

4 Optional Downloads To create MP3 files

5 Open Audacity

6 Set Preferences You will need a USB microphone/headset Your soundcard Your microphone Set to 2 (Stereo)

7 Menu Options

8 Control Buttons Top Row: Selection Tool Envelope Tool Draw Tool Bottom Row: Zoom Tool Time Shift Tool Multi-Shift Tool Top Row: Selection Tool Envelope Tool Draw Tool Bottom Row: Zoom Tool Time Shift Tool Multi-Shift Tool Rewind Play Record Pause Stop Fast Forward Rewind Play Record Pause Stop Fast Forward

9 Output Options From Left to Right: Cut Copy Paste Trim Outside Selection Silence Selection Undo Redo Fit Selection in Window Fit Project in Window Output Level Meter Input Level Meter

10 You are ready to record Record (Red Button)/Stop (Yellow Button) Microphone Input Level Meter Audio Recording

11 Background music? Drill down to audio files: mp3 files wmv files au files other file types? Hint: For those of you familiar with Windows Explorer, you can also drag and drop right into Audacity.

12 Edit audio Delete – Use Selection Tool, Select and Delete (Hold mouse down and drag) Fade – Use Selection Tool, Select, Effects, Fade in/Fade Out

13 Save or Export? Save your project (not compressed) Export as a wav file (large) Export as an mp3

14 Have fun!


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