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Text of Audacity 101
1. Audacity How To Have Fun With Sound by Audacitydemo This presentation is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
2. To Open Audacity
Go to the folder where Audacity is installed. On Windows this is usuallyC:Program FilesAudacity.On Mac, this is usually yourApplicationsfolder.
Double-clickaudacity.exe(Windows) orAudacity.app(Mac) to launch Audacity.
On a WindowsNetwork, open ApplicationExplorer
3. Recording Sound Click on the buttons inside the red box to find out what they do. 4. Editing Sound Click on the buttons inside the red box to find out what they do. These tools are explained in more detail in the following slides. 5. Selection Tool
Make sure theSelection Toolis selected
Use the Mouse and highlight the sound on the track you want to edit or delete
Highlighted Area 6. Envelope Tool
Make sure theEnvelope Toolis selected blue lines will appear
Drag the Blue lines in or out to change the volume of the whole track
7. Envelope Tool #2
Where I clicked to move in the line, white circles appear
The volume will no longer be a straight line meaning the volume will change.
Click inside the blue line near the white circle
Click Here 8. Zoom Tool
Make sure theZoomtool is selected
Keep clicking until you are zoomed in as close as you want to be
Click on the track with the magnifying glass
9. Drawing Tool
You need to have zoomed in very close.Audacitywill let you know if you have zoomed in enough.
Using theDrawingtool you can move the individual handles
10. Timeshift Tool
TheTimeshifttool is for when you havemore than one track
Move the track to where you want
Make sure theTimeshift Toolis selected
11. Recording Some Sound
12. Playing Sound
ClickSkip to Start to put the cursor at the beginning of the sound orclickwhere you want to start from
13. Importing Sound
Select the sound you want andOpen
Import>Audio 14. Deleting Sound
Using theSelection Toolselect the sound you want to delete
Press theDeletekey on your keyboard
Selected Area that will be deleted 15. Lets Have Some Fun
To have fun with the sound, selectEffect
Play around with the settings for each effect to see what they do
Select an Effect from the menu
16. Exporting to an audio file If creating aPodcastfor the internet, export asMP3 . To burn to anaudio CDor use your sound inMovie Maker,export as WAV . 17. What Else Can I Do? Help Improve Audacity by contributing to theAudacity Wiki http://audacityteam.org/wiki/ or theAudacity Forum http://audacityteam.org/forum/ EVERY little improvement makes a big difference !!!!!!