New Video Class: Introduction to Audacity

Introduction to Audacity

This week, we’re really proud to introduce our members to a high-quality open source product.

Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder.

Many people rely on Audacity to record podcasts. In fact, this series is taught by Jeff Large, a prolific podcaster, who wrote our 5 Part Guide to Podcasting. Jeff is a big user of Audacity for his podcasts.

Audacity is 100% open source and it works on Windows, Mac and Linux systems.

In our new Audacity class, you’ll create a simple introduction to a podcast. This project will introduce you to many of the tools available in Audacity.

Outline of the Introduction to Audacity Class

  • Introduction and Installation
  • Installing the LAME driver
  • Preferences
  • Importing Audio
  • Selecting and Zooming Tracks
  • Transport Toolbar
  • Channels and Clips
  • Effects
  • Crossfade
  • Undo, Redo and History
  • Mix and Render
  • Workflow
  • Introduction to Audacity Quiz

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  • Rod Martin

    Rod holds two masters degrees and has been training people how to do "things" for over 25 years. Originally from Australia, he grew up in Canada and now resides just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. He has worked in both the non-profit and for-profit worlds, in small companies and large corporations. His extensive open source experience includes WordPress, Joomla and Drupal and he really knows how to help you get the most out of the system you chose. Rod plays ice hockey a couple of times a week and rides his Goldwing motorcycle pretty much everywhere he can.

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8 years ago

Fantastic! Perfect timing. I just started looking for some tutorials on Youtube. I use Audacity to record & edit my church’s services. But, I only use the basic functions that I could intuitively figure out. Looking forward to going through these.

8 years ago
Reply to  Jim

That’s great to hear, thanks Jim

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