Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Learning Audacity (2012).
If you're a Premium member of the lynda.com online training library, or if you're watching this title on a disk, you have access to the exercise files used in this course. In the exercise files you'll find folders for each chapter, and within these folders you'll fine either single audio files or project folders. To open the Projects, open the folder and then double-click the .aup file. Now we will open the file in Audacity as long as Audacity is installed on your computer. To open the single audio files, such as the WAV or MP3 files, choose File > Open in Audacity, navigate out of the file, and open it.
I cover other and more efficient ways to open files in the first chapter, in the movie called Importing audio. So you may want to adopt one or more of those techniques after you watch that movie.
- 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.