This course shows nonaudio professionals how to set up Audacity, a free audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and start recording live audio. Author Garrick Chow explores some of its most powerful and useful features in under two hours, getting you up and running with Audacity quickly. Discover how to set up mics and other audio input devices, and record one or more tracks simultaneously. The editing portion of the course shows you how to cut, copy, splice, or mix sounds together in seamless and interesting ways. Garrick also shows how to remove unwanted background noises, change the speed or pitch of a recording, and bleep out words.