Monday, October 10, 2016

Audacity Tutorial

A very common program used for audio editing is Audacity. This is a free "open-source" program that can be used on either PC or MAC platforms.

Unless you are familiar with and/or prefer another audio editing program, it is recommended that you use Audacity to complete this week's audio reporting assignment.

Students will get basic training on how to record and edit in Audacity in COM 210. However, I've recorded a very basic refresher tutorial that shows how to record, import audio, conduct basic edits and export in Audacity. Take a look if you need a reminder on how to use Audacity!

For a more comprehensive lesson on how to use Audacity, please visit this fantastic tutorial (provided courtesy of kdmcBerkeley):
Here are some supplemental links and tutorials:


If you have recorded an audio file and wish to import it into Audacity, then first check to see what file format you have saved your audio recording in. (Note: Many cell phones and apps use different file formats -- so there is no guarantee that your file will work without it first being converted into a compatible format.)

If your file type for importing audio is not supported or working, you may need to install the free FFmpeg encoder.