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Getting started with Audacity 1.3

By : Bethany Hiitola, Stephen Daulton
Book Image

Getting started with Audacity 1.3

By: Bethany Hiitola, Stephen Daulton

Overview of this book

Using the Audacity software as the starting off point, we discuss what the software is, what it can do, how you can use it, and where you go to get started installing it. All of this information is grounded in some basic audio editing terminology and background for those that aren't so technology inclined.Then we'll start digging into a sample project! You'll learn about how to set up a project, create a voice track, record an interview with Skype, and basic audio editing techniques. All of this done in an easy to follow, task based approach with lots of examples. Here, we plan to go a step further, we teach how to wrap all of these steps together and create a podcast that can be posted on your own website or blog.There's always more you can do with Audacity! The last portion of the book is dedicated to just that - discussing more advanced editing and mixing techniques, using affects, adding music, adding additional plug-ins to the software. All still incorporating examples and easy to follow tasks you can try on your own audio projects.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Getting started with Audacity 1.3
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Giving Your Audio Some Depth: Applying Effects
Toolbar, Menu, and Keyboard Shortcut Reference
Glossary of Terms

Installing VST Enabler

In order to use any of the VST plug-ins with Audacity, you must first install the VST Enabler.

  1. Go to and download the install file for your operating system.

  2. As with the plug-in installation, after you download and uncompress the file, you need to move it to the Plug-Ins folder (within the Audacity installation directory).

  3. Restart Audacity, and the VST Enabler will be installed.

Remember, however, that you still need to download and install all VST plug-ins (after downloading and uncompressing them, you need to place them in Audacity's Plug-Ins folder, and then restart Audacity). You will then see these plug-ins in the Effect menu.