• aEditing an Audio File
How to import an audio file into Audacity (for example, an MP3 music file), edit it, then export the result.
  • Your First Recording
Detailed instructions on connecting your audio source (be it a microphone, guitar or keyboard) to your computer, and then recording that source with Audacity.
  • Mixing Voice with Background Music
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.
  • Recording Multi-track Overdubs
A set of tutorials on making multi-track recordings, using three different specialist audio interfaces or using your computer’s on-board sound card.
  • Punch-in repair of recording fluffs
Simple instructions on how to repair a short recording fluff: a wrong word spoken, an obvious breathing sound or a cough say.
  • Vocal Removal and Isolation
Techniques which on some stereo tracks may allow you to remove or isolate vocals (or other parts of a recording) from the rest.
  • Looping
How to make an audio loop with Audacity.
  • Making Ringtones and IVR nessages
How to make ringtones for your cellphone or messages for your IVR system with Audacity.
  • Recording streaming audio playing on the computer
How to record audio that is playing on the computer such as streaming audio from Internet websites.
  • Copying tapes, LPs and other media to CD or computer
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.
  • Click and pop removal techniques
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.
  • Splitting a recording into separate tracks using Labels
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.
  • Burning Audio CDs
Audacity does not burn CDs directly but audio files created with Audacity can be used with a CD burning application to create an audio CD.
  • How to import CDs
How to import audio from CDs as WAV or AIFF files for editing in Audacity.
  • Exporting to iTunes
How to export audio files from Audacity for use in iTunes
  • Importing from iTunes
How to import files from iTunes for use in Audacity
  • Recording Church Services
Audacity is an excellent way to capture the audio of your weekly service and make sermon MP3’s or audio CD’s. With a simple USB interface, and some knowledge about mixing consoles, your laptop computer can be a recording station.

Example Workflows

The following tutorials provide sample workflows for common tasks using Audacity, there is no fixed ‘right’ way of working – there are many alternatives:

  • Sample workflow for LP digitization
  • Sample workflow for tape digitization
  • Sample workflow for exporting to iTunes
  • Recording 78 rpm records

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