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1 Free open source audio recording and editing software 1Using Audacity

2  Audacity ◦ ◦ Or Google “Audacity audio”  Audacity manual ◦  Audacity tutorials ◦ 1.2/tutorials.html 1.2/tutorials.html  LAME encoder (for exporting.mp3s) ◦ ◦ Audacity provides a link the first time you attempt to make an,mp3 2Using Audacity

3 Lots of formats.wav – very common, uncompressed (big files), lossless, nearly universal playback ability.mp3 – very common, compressed (little files), lossy, nearly universal playback ability.wma – Windows audio, may have Digital Rights Management for copy protection m4p – iTunes format – WILL have Digital Rights Management for copy protection (probably won’t play back on another computer).ogg – free, open source, uses Vorbis format to play Librivox – public domain audio books.ra – Real Audio, use in decline 3Using Audacity

4  Edit>Preferences>Devices  Set your mike, speakers, stereo or mono  I need to choose a different mike than the Connect mike  Use a moderately priced headset for best results 4Using Audacity

5  Just like a tape recorder or VCR ◦ Pause, play, stop, rewind, fast forward, record  Recording shows up as a waveform ◦ Useful to find silence, pauses or extraneous noises if editing 5Using Audacity

6  Effects>Amplify ◦ May have to enable “clipping” to apply the effect  Effects>Fade In  Effects>Fade Out  Effects>Remove Noise 6Using Audacity

7 Playback to find the spot you want to cut Use the waveform to find the silences Use the selection tool to select the cut Left click and drag Hit Delete or Cut to make the edit Ctrl + Z to undo an edit You can also replace the selection with silence cut Replace with silence Selection tool 7Using Audacity

8 You don’t save sound files, you Export them File>Export>Choose folder, filename, and format MP3s require a download of a LAME encoder Audacity guides you though the process Because.wav is lossless, edit and combine in.wav, and convert to.mp3 when done 8Using Audacity

9  Record and export all your clips  Import all your clips ◦ Don’t click Open, as they will open up in different windows ◦ Import opens them all up in same window  Copy and paste second clip onto end of first track ◦ Close clip ◦ Copy and paste third clip onto end of first track ◦ Close clip ◦ Repeat until al the clips are on one track  Save the whole thing with a new filename when you’re done 9Using Audacity

10  Export as MP3  You’ll get this prompt the first time ◦ Click Download ◦ Follow the links (there are 2)  Download LAME  Click the.exe file  Export the file! 10Using Audacity

11  Import tracks you want to mix ◦ If music, make sure you have rights ◦ LOTS of public domain music out there ◦ for classical ◦ ◦ Edit tracks to same running time  Use Effects menu(Amplify, Fade In, Fade Out) as needed  Export ◦ Will automatically mix tracks together 11Using Audacity


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