Books about Audacity

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Peter 15Dec15: Christian Brochec's book appears to be no longer available on Pearson's French website - so should we comment this out pro tem - or just delete it? I will try emailing Christain about it. Gale 03Jan16: The book appears to be discontinued. Rather than remove it, I linked to some copies on Amazon.
This page is a selected list of some useful books about Audacity, or about performing particular tasks with it. Note that all the books currently listed on this page refer to obsolete versions of Audacity.
To suggest a book for inclusion on this list, please add a note on the discussion page.


Podcasting with Audacity: Creating a Podcast With Free Audio Software

by Dominic Mazzoni (co-founder of Audacity) and Scott Granneman - 173 pages, published by Prentice Hall. E-book only.

Designed to get you podcasting as quickly as possible, with lots of tips and tricks to make complicated editing even easier.


Audacity 2

by Christian Brochec (Audacity Team) - French, 256 pages, published by Pearson. Book with CD-ROM only. No longer officially published but currently available new or secondhand from the link above.

Learn the basics of multi-track editing in Audacity 1.3 from capture and import through editing and effects processing to the final result. The included CD ROM provides audio files for the exercises in the book.


Audacity 2.1 kompakt

by Holger Reibold, with foreword by Markus Meyer (Emeritus Audacity developer). German, 312 pages, published by Brain Media. Available as paperback and e-book.

A "getting started" introduction for new Audacity users, while serving as a reference tool and source of Audacity tips and tricks for all.


Getting started with Audacity 1.3

by Bethany Hiitola - 220 pages, published by Packt Publishing. Paperback and E-book.

Teaches basic techniques of recording and editing with Audacity for tasks such as podcasts and interviews, using a task-based, step-by-step approach. Note that this book is now a bit out of date as there have been many changes since the 1.3 Beta series.


The Book of Audacity - Record, Edit, Mix and Master with the Free Audio Editor

by Carla Schroder - 384 pages, published by No Starch Press. Print book (with free E-book) or E-book (all E-books are DRM-free in PDF, Mobi and ePub formats).

This book guides you through a range of fun and useful Audacity projects that demystify geeky audio jargon and show you how to get the most from Audacity 1.3 (and is thus now a bit out of date) It includes tips for tuning Windows and Linux computers for audio production (including how to use JACK with Audacity on Linux). Note that this book is now a bit out of date as there have been many changes since the 1.3 Beta series.