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Basics of Audacity 2.0.

1 Recording a new track Once Audacity is launched, click the record button to make your recording. To stop, click the stop button or, alternatively, you can press spacebar on your keyboard.

If your computer has a built-in mono microphone, there will only be one sonogram instead of two. This will not affect your recording, though. 1.1 Continuing your recording after it has been stopped

Pressing the record button after the prior recording has stopped will start a new recording on a new audio track. If you have stopped the recording but wish to continue on the same track, press SHIFT + R on your keyboard.


Reviewing your recording

To play from a particular point of the recording, locate and click the area with the mouse, followed by pressing spacebar. To select an area of the recording that you wish to edit, click and drag the area with the mouse. To play the selected area, press spacebar. To zoom in/out, you can either: press CTRL followed by scrolling up/down with the mouse, or, by pressing the buttons as shown below:

1 Adding audio effects After a new track has been created. . you can do any of the following: Commands Del CTRL+C CTRL+V SHIFT SPACE+SPACE 3 Action Delete the section Copy the section Paste the section Play the section Play the section repeatedly Audio layering You can create a new track by clicking on TRACKS > ADD NEW > AUDIO TRACK on the menu bar. 3. you can add your own sound files by dragging it on that track.Once an area has been selected.

2 Adding effects Effects. apply an effect by clicking Effect. can be found in the menu bar. click on its control panel. . 4 4.You can shift the sound effect around by clicking the Time-shift tool. To choose the entire audio track. press CTRL + A on the keyboard before applying the effect. such as noise removal. 4. followed by choosing your desired effect. followed by dragging the sound track to the desired location.1 Adjusting volume and adding effects Adjusting volume You can adjust the volume of individual audio tracks by using the volume control on the control panel of the audio track. After selecting a section of the audio track. If you wish to apply an effect to all the audio tracks.

2 Exporting the file This option may only be used if you are done with the project.aup (project) format. click FILE > EXPORT > (format) . since it is significantly smaller than an . 5. This can be found within the same folder as Audacity.mp3 file. You may be prompted to locate a certain ‘lame.mp3 format.1 Saving and exporting Saving the file To save the file. You may wish to send your teacher your recording in the .dll’. click FILE > SAVE PROJECT from the menu bar.5 5. To export the file in the .mp3. .