Select the Audacity log to go to the Audacity site and download Audacity for Windows. Choose the smaller download (10.5 mb) which will allow you to work without the program being fully downloaded. You will receive a zipped file. Extract files. Select the Audacity headphones to open the program. Complete the first five tutorials in Audacity. Upload a .wav file to your web site for each assignment.
- How to import an audio file into Audacity (for example, an MP3 music file), edit it, then export the result.
Use ZamZar – a free conversion program http://www.zamzar.com/convert/mp4-to-wav/and follow steps to convert file.
- Your First Recording – Recording and Editing
- Detailed instructions on connecting your audio source (be it a microphone, guitar or keyboard) to your computer, and then recording that source with Audacity. We are unable to use original sound so use a .wav file found on free open source site.
- How to edit a narration to fit the pace of the background music, and fade down the music so your listeners can hear your narration, useful in particular for podcasts.
- Use voice recorder on your phone to record a short spoken phrase. iTalk oe iPhone Recorder work fine. email the file to yourself and upload into Audacity.
- How to make an audio loop with Audacity.
Upload your sound file as an .wav to your web page. Hyperlink the name of the lesson your .wav file.
Additional things to try if you have time:
- How to make ringtones for your cellphone or messages for your IVR system with Audacity.
- Techniques which on some stereo tracks may allow you to remove or isolate vocals (or other parts of a recording) from the rest.
- How to record audio that is playing on the computer such as streaming audio from Internet websites.
- Detailed instructions on connecting your turntable, tape deck or MiniDisc player to your computer, recording from that device, then editing and exporting the recording so that you have separate audio files for each song on the original source ready to burn to a CD or import into a media player such as iTunes.
- The primary tool in Audacity for dealing with clicks and pops is the Click Removal effect. Clicks which do not get removed with Click Removal can be treated individually with other methods. These methods are only really useful if you have a relatively small number of clicks and pops to deal with; otherwise, these approaches will be too labor-intensive and time-consuming.
- How to divide a recording into separate songs for export in preparation for burning those tracks to an audio CD or loading onto a portable player.
- Audacity does not burn CDs directly but audio files created with Audacity can be used with a CD burning program to create an audio CD.
- How to import audio from CDs as WAV or AIFF files for editing in Audacity.
- How to export audio files from Audacity for use in iTunes
- How to import files from iTunes for use in Audacity
The following tutorials provide sample workflows for common tasks using Audacity, there is no fixed ‘right’ way of working – there are many alternatives: