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Audacity

Audio recordings

On this page you will find instructions for the audio recording and editing program Audacity. Audacity is free and on this page you will find instructions for a number of functions you will find in the program. You can explore more features of Audacity yourself or you can see Audacity's manual here: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tutorials.html 

Technical guides:

1. Download and install Audacity

This guide shows you how to download and install Audacity.

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2. Overview, record, import and export with Audacity

This guide gives you an overview of Audacity, as well as how to start and stop a recording and how to import and export an audio file.

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3. Sound editing in Audacity

This guide shows you how to cut, edit and adjust the audio in your audio file.

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4. Audacity - Amplify, Compress and Normalize

This guide shows you how to get rid of unpleasant sound spikes and loud noises so that your final audio file will appear more professional

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5. Equalizer in Audacity

This guide shows you how to adjust individual frequencies. For example, if your or someone else's voice appears metallic or shrill, this can be adjusted by changing the frequency at which the person speaks.

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6. Noise reduction in Audacity

This guide shows you how to remove background noise from your recording provided you have made a 30 sec recording of the place where the rest of the recording has been made.

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