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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

Exporting your project as an MP3

Exporting is the basic process of converting your source project files into the desired file format. Typically, the file format that you want the final files to be in. To do this is pretty simple. You just open your project and export it, then add some tagging information to your file, and finally convert and save the file. Let's get started!

Opening and exporting your project

To get started, just open the Audacity project file that you want to export. In our case, it is the test project that we've been working on since the beginning of this book.

  1. Open Audacity, and then choose File and then Open.

  2. Choose your project file, and then click on Open. The project opens in the Audacity main window.


    You can also always open a recent project by going to the main menu and selecting File and then Open Recent. Another menu is displayed, showing the last open projects for easy and quick access to re-open them.

  3. When you are ready to start the export, you just select File...