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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

Other Export File Options

As stated at the very beginning of this chapter, Audacity allows you to export your audio tracks in many other audio formats besides MP3. Exporting in those other formats is just as easy.

  1. From an open project, just select File and then Export.

  2. Just as you did before, enter tagging information in the Edit Metadata window, and once completed, click on OK.

  3. In the Save window, type in a name for the exported file.

  4. In the Where field, you can choose where you would like the file to be saved.

  5. This time, in the Format drop down, choose your preferred file format.

  6. Just like before, you can click on Options to change any bitrate, speed, or quality settings.

  7. Finally, click on OK, and your file will be saved in the audio format of your choice.


You can even export more than one audio track at a time!

If you have a project in Audacity that has more than one track in the timeline, you can export each track as a separate file. All you need to do is select File and then Export Multiple...