Getting Started With Audacity 1.3

Getting Started With Audacity 1.3 is a new book that discusses how to create podcasts and edit music with the free & open source audio editor Audacity.

Topics covered:

  • Learn to use the Audacity software–what it is, how to install it, and all of its main features
  • Learn setting up projects and how to record your content for your first podcast
  • Master audio editing basics for voice tracks like trimming, amplifying, removing “noise,” duplicating and splitting tracks, changing pitch, speed, and more
  • Create MP3 Podcasts from your saved projects and then prepare the file and upload it to personal websites or iTunes
  • Learn more about advanced editing techniques like fading in and out, click removal, timeshifting, using multiple audio tracks, overdubbing, mixing and more
  • Add background music to projects as well as import music from CDs, cassette tapes, and vinyl records
  • Use all the audio effects pre-installed with Audacity like echo, amplify, bass boost, and normalize
  • Install and use Audacity plugins like Nyquist, LADSPA, and VST effects
  • Common terms used audio recording and editing as the book has a complete Glossary
  • All toolbar, menu, and keyboard shortcuts used in the software

The target audience for Getting Started With Audacity 1.3 is people new to audio recording and editing with Audacity.

2 thoughts on “Getting Started With Audacity 1.3

  1. Audacity is cool and has many useful functions. What I don't understand is how navigating around the sample (zoom, selections, etc.) can be so awkward compared to Audition (formerly Cool Edit Pro).

    I mean, if it wasn't for Adobe's DRM I would pay the money just to have something I could zip around in and do what I wanted with sample-accuracy easily.

  2. Audacity is cool and has many useful functions. What I don't understand is how navigating around the sample (zoom, selections, etc.) can be so awkward compared to Audition (formerly Cool Edit Pro).

    I mean, if it wasn't for Adobe's DRM I would pay the money just to have something I could zip around in and do what I wanted with sample-accuracy easily.

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