Audacity "How To" Videos

Getting Started Basics

The following video is a quick but thorough Audacity overview. Watching it is a good way to get started. It covers setting up your mics, getting levels, recording, using the editing tools, creating tracks, and using effects to improve audio quality.

The odds are, your recording will have some steady background noise (room tone), such as air conditioning running. At 6:55, the video demonstrates how to use noise reduction to reduce or get rid of this sound.

Using the Envelope Tool to Adjust Volume and Create Fades:

More In-depth Instruction

The following video provides more detail and is slower-paced:

The following video focuses on using Audacity to create Podcasts:

The following video provides more advanced tips on how to improve audio quality:

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