Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Recording, part of Learning Audacity (2012).
Now, let's take a look at the actual process of recording.…I still have the project I created in the previous movie open, and it contains this small…clip of audio I recorded.…I'm just going to click the X button here on the track to delete it.…For this exercise I'm going to pretend that I'm recording an intro voiceover for a podcast.…I'll start by making sure my input levels are set correctly, and that my levels are okay.…Now, we've already taken a look at how to do this.…But, as a review, I'll click the Input Device menu here in the toolbar, and I want to make…sure the device I want to use is selected.…For this example, I'll use the Built-in Line Input on my Mac.…
But again, just make sure you select whatever device you're using, whether it's your computer's…built-in audio input or some USB device you have connected.…And for this recording, I think I'm just going to record in Mono, so I don't have two channels.…It's just going to be a simple voice recording.…Next, I'll click the input level meters to check my levels.…
- 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.