Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Playing audio, part of Learning Audacity (2012).
Previously, I imported two tracks into an Audacity project.…Let's take a few minutes here to look more closely at these tracks and see how to play them back.…When you import audio into Audacity it shows up as a waveform.…These jagged lines of peaks and valleys make up the waveform.…It's a visual representation of sound waves where time is represented horizontally from…left to right and the loudness of a sound is represented vertically, so the louder the…sound the taller the waveform.…Being able to see the recording's waveform is essential to the audio editing process.…Pretty much all audio editing applications represent audio this way, so if you ever switch…from Audacity to another audio editing program you shouldn't have much trouble making the…adjustment, at least in terms of being able to recognize waveform patterns.…
Now again we have two tracks in this current project.…They're both actually the same file but the one on the top is a mono file and the one…on the bottom is in stereo.…In stereo we can have separate audio in the left and right channels, in mono there's only…
- Creating a new project
- Adding tracks
- Recording two tracks simultaneously
- Making selections
- Splitting clips
- Automating volume
- Adding sound effects
- Using compression
- Inserting silence
- Exporting your project
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Why don't the instructions for downloading the LAME MP3 encoder work?
A: Use the new homepage for Audacity, http://audacityteam.org/, rather than the sourceforge address shown in the course.
Q: This course was updated on 08/14/2015. What changed?
A: The author updated the "Downloading and installing Audacity" videos for Mac and Windows, and added a new video on the LAME MP3 encoder.