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Most tutorials are now in the [https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tutorials.html Audacity Manual] - there are a few residual ones that remain [[#wiki|here]] in the Wiki.
|Our '''Tutorials''' explain all the steps involved in performing specific common tasks using Audacity.
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*Also see our list of [[:Category:Tips|Tips]] to enhance your day-to-day experience of Audacity.   
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| This page is a collection of Tutorials both on and off the Wiki, giving step-by-step guidance on performing common tasks using Audacity. The Tutorials include ringtones, removing vocals, podcasting, creating loops and various others concerned with preparing your work for export to audio files or CDs.
 
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|width="90%"|'''Related article(s):'''
 
* Our list of [[:Category:Tips|Tips]] to enhance your day-to-day experience of Audacity
 
*<div style="background-color:#E0C0F0;width:100%">[[Image:Atlantic.gif|left|40px]] [[MultiLingual|Multilingual information/ Multilingue/ Mehrsprachig]]<br>''Tutorials and other resources in foreign languages'' </div>
 
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==Audacity Wiki Tutorials==
 
 
 
* [[Audacity for Teachers - Installation and Basic Editing]]. Targeted at teachers, but applicable to anyone.  Includes companion video (screencast).
 
* [[Making Ringtones]]
 
* [[Vocal Removal]] There is no magic bullet to solve what is in theory an insoluble problem. In practice there are various ways to try and trick your ears into thinking you have succeeded.
 
* [[Creating a simple voice and music Podcast with Audacity]] 
 
* [[Mixing stereo tracks to mono in your Project]]  <BR><BR>
 
 
 
* [[Transferring tapes and records to computer or CD]]
 
** [[USB turntables|Setting up Audacity with USB turntables]]  
 
* [[Recording audio playing on the computer]]
 
* [[Splitting recordings into separate tracks]] for export as individual files thence burning to a multi-track CD.     
 
* [[How to burn CDs]] by exporting the correct type of audio file then using burning software
 
* [[Exporting your Audacity Project into iTunes and iPod]]<BR><BR>
 
* [[Recording Church Services]], and some tips about recording in a church and worship environment.
 
* [[How to import CDs]]
 
* [[How to import files from iTunes]]<BR><BR>
 
 
 
*Audio Restoration
 
**[[Sanitising Speech Recordings Taken with portable audio player-recorders]]
 
**[[Click Removal]] for removing discrete clicks from vinyl records
 
**[[Noise Removal]] for removing steady noise like hum and hiss from all types of audio <BR><BR>
 
 
 
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==Off-site Tutorials on the web==
 
{{Hint|External tutorials marked [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] are available under the [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ Creative Commons Attribution] "BY" licence. They may be copied, edited, distributed or displayed (including commercially), if attribution is given to the author. Editing may be done on collaborative editing sites such as [http://docs.google.com/ Google Docs] or [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikimedia Commons]. Please add links to any edited documents underneath the link to the original.
 
 
 
Tutorials marked ([[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]]) have a more restrictive Creative Commons Attribution licence, see text for details.
 
 
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==Audacity Manual Tutorials==
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See our [http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tutorials.html Tutorials in the Manual] for step-by-step instructions for performing the most common tasks in Audacity.
  
=== Accessibility ===
 
* Using Audacity 1.3.13 with the [http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Audacity-1.3.13-Guide.html JAWS screen reader for Windows] - includes useful tips for the visually impaired (and others) who want to use Audacity without a mouse.
 
 
=== Audacity Beta ===
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/tap035?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials What’s New in Audacity 1.3.13 (with screenshots)]—Hear a complete review of all the new features and bug fixes in Audacity 1.3.13. Audio podcast episode 35 from [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials The Audacity to Podcast].
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/61?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials What’s New in Audacity 1.3.14]—Hear a review of the new features and bug fixes in Audacity 1.3.14. Audio podcast episode 61 from [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials The Audacity to Podcast].
 
 
=== Audio File Formats (MP3 and others) ===
 
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/tap010?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials How to Use iTunes and Audacity to Make Not-LAME MP3s]—For the best compatibility with players and web apps, MP3s should be encoded as CBR (constant bitrate), but LAME is terrible at doing so. This episode teaches how to combine iTunes with Audacity to make great CBR MP3s. Audio podcast episode 10 from [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials The Audacity to Podcast].
 
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/tap006?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials How to Make LAME MP3s with Audacity]—LAME is the best MP3 encoder only when it's used properly. Learn how to use LAME for VBR (variable bitrate) MP3s. Audio podcast episode 6 from [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials The Audacity to Podcast].
 
 
* [http://www.cnet.com.au/mp3players/musicsoftware/0,239029154,339273336,00.htm "Master your MP3s with Audacity"] - CNET article about editing MP3 files for use in Web publishing, ringtones and podcasts.
 
 
=== Binaural Beats / [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brainwave_entrainment Brainwave Entrainment] ===
 
* [http://youtube.com/watch?v=UPa80QWATXQ Create binaural beats] (YouTube video)
 
 
=== Editing (General) ===
 
 
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/shakespeare/60secondshakespeare/editing_videos_audio.shtml 60 Second Shakespeare] - bbc.co.uk video tutorials about using Audacity to edit the audio for short video or audio interpretations of Shakespeare.
 
 
=== Effects ===
 
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/tap070-how-to-use-truncate-silence-and-sound-smarter-with-audacity/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials How to Use Truncate Silence and Sound Smarter with Audacity]—Learn how to remove verbal crutches and automatically shorten long silences. Audio podcast episode 70 from [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials The Audacity to Podcast].
 
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/tap034?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials How to Apply Special Effects with Audacity or a Mixer]—Have some fun with a few effects to do crazy things to your audio. Audio podcast episode 34 from [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials The Audacity to Podcast].
 
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/tap023?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials How to Insert Background Music or Sound Effects in Audacity]—Using track gain, Auto Duck, Envelope Tool, and fade in or out to adjust the volume of background music or sound effects. Audio podcast episode 23 from [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials The Audacity to Podcast].
 
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/tap012?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials How to Remove Noise with Audacity]—tips on noise-removal before and after you record. Audio podcast episode 12 from [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials The Audacity to Podcast].
 
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/tap005?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials Secret Recipe for Great Audio]—how to use Chris's Dynamic Compressor in Audacity to get great audio levels. Also listen to [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/tap011?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials Podcasting with Software vs. Hardware Compressors] to learn more about audio compression. Audio podcast episodes 5 and 11, respectively, from [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials The Audacity to Podcast].
 
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/tap065-audacity-compressor-showdown/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials Which Audacity compressor is best?]—The contestants: Audacity’s built-in compressor, Chris’s Dynamic Compressor, C3 Multiband Compressor, and Levelator.. Audio podcast episode 65 from [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials The Audacity to Podcast].
 
 
* [http://youtube.com/watch?v=PqXiKYG3J7M Remove center-panned vocals] (YouTube video)
 
 
* [http://3430.online.fr/computing/audacity/Audacity%20tutorial%20-%20Reworking%20voice%20records.htm Effects to improve speech recordings]
 
 
* How to create [http://scaryreasoner.wordpress.com/2008/04/13/video-tutorial-how-to-create-explosion-sound-effects-in-audacity/ explosion] and [http://scaryreasoner.wordpress.com/2008/08/02/how-to-make-laser-gun-sound-effects-in-audacity/ laser-gun] sound effects in Audacity.
 
 
=== General ===
 
 
* [http://youtube.com YouTube] has a good selection of Audacity [http://youtube.com/results?search_query=audacity+tutorial&search=Search video tutorials] to browse through.
 
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/tap040-10-tips-for-how-to-keep-audacity-from-crashing/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials 10 Tips for How to Keep Audacity from Crashing]—I have almost never had problems with Audacity, except when I did something stupid. If you’d like similar success, try these tips and share any suggestions and experience you have.. Audio podcast episode 40 from [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials The Audacity to Podcast].
 
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/tap056-9-things-audacity-doesnt-or-cant-do/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials 9 Things Audacity Doesn't or Can't Do]—Audacity, like any program, has its limits. There are workarounds to some of these, or alternatives to others. Audio podcast episode 56 from [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials The Audacity to Podcast].
 
 
* [http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=df4f25rh_198c9tqf9kr Learn Audacity in an Hour] - series of short, snappy video tutorials with downloadable AIFF files by Baynard Bailey of [http://www.vassar.edu/ Vassar College]: covers opening files, editing, using specific effects and exporting
 
 
=== Loops ===
 
* [http://kaioa.com/node/47 Create BGM Loops with Audacity] - mixing two loops together in Audacity for background music in games
 
* [http://www.wearytaffer.com/tutorials/tut_loops.html Creating Seamless Ambient Loops] - make a seamless loop by cross-fading the beginning into the end     
 
 
=== Podcasting Overviews ===
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://www.wikieducator.org/Using_Audacity Using Audacity] - Tutorial covering most functions of Audacity for creating podcasts. Wiki uses special print functionality which can be used to create nice handout of tutorial.
 
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials The Audacity to Podcast]—A how-to podcast about podcasting and using Audacity, with Daniel J. Lewis.
 
 
* [http://www.guidesandtutorials.com/podcasting-tutorial.html Create your own podcast] - a fine general tutorial on all stages from recording and editing to publishing on the web, again from guidesandtutorials.com
 
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/60?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials How to Record and Edit a Podcast with Audacity]—Learn the basics of recording and editing a podcast episode using Audacity and some optional extra tools. Audio podcast episode 60 from [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials The Audacity to Podcast].
 
 
=== Recording Records and Cassettes ===
 
* [http://www.wap.org/journal/digitizingcassettes/default.html Transferring cassettes to CD] - detailed illustrated tutorials using Audacity 1.2 for Mac, but many of the principles are relevant to recent Audacity and iTunes. 
 
 
=== Recording Voice===
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/tap050-how-to-improve-your-voice-from-a-cheap-microphone-with-audacity/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials How to Improve Your Voice from a Cheap Microphone with Audacity]—Learn three easy Audacity tips for making your voice sound better, regardless of what microphone you use. Audio podcast episode 50 from [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials The Audacity to Podcast].
 
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/tap029?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials How to Record and Mix Multiple Hosts in Audacity (Double-Ender)]—Learn how to record multiple people in multiple locations for the highest-quality mix. Audio podcast episode 29 from [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials The Audacity to Podcast].
 
 
* [http://youtube.com/watch?v=tXbImBRO5_I Adjust for Recording Latency in Audacity Beta]. (YouTube video)
 
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/60?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials How to Record and Edit a Podcast with Audacity]—Learn the basics of recording and editing using Audacity and some optional extra tools. Audio podcast episode 60 from [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/?utm_source=wiki.audacityteam.org&utm_medium=wiki&utm_campaign=audacity_tutorials The Audacity to Podcast].
 
 
=== Ringtones ===
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Bell-Ringtone-Using-Audacity How to Make a Bell Ringtone Using Audacity] - a wikiHow article on how to create a plain, landline-like ringtone, something many modern phones lack. The article is under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.5 license. You can contribute improvements by editing it online.
 
 
=== Schools or Colleges ===
 
*[[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/Audacity_High_School.ppt Audacity Presentation for High School Level] (PowerPoint file, also openable in [http://download.openoffice.org/index.html OpenOffice.org])  <br>[[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/Audacity_High_School.pdf (PDF version)]
 
 
=== Special Purposes ===
 
* [http://nerds-central.blogspot.com/2006/12/strobe-tuning-instruments-for-free-with.html Strobe Tuning Instruments With Audacity]
 
 
=== Older tutorials ===
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/manual-1.2/tutorials.html Audacity 1.2 Tutorials] from the official Audacity user's manual.
 
 
* [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]]  [http://media.libsyn.com/media/am/Audacity_101_Slides_1024.pdf "Audacity 101 slides"] - PDF tutorial on all aspects of Audacity (1.2.4), including illustrations about setting up system sound on Windows and Macintosh (no Linux). 
 
 
* [http://www.guidesandtutorials.com/audacity-tutorial.html How to Record and Edit Audio with Audacity] from guidesandtutorials.com. Includes information on microphones and configuring Audacity 1.2 on Windows 98 to XP. 
 
 
* [http://www.blind-summit.co.uk/2006/09/introduction-to-audacity/ Introduction to Audacity 1.2.4] including how to connect a guitar
 
 
* Noise Removal in Audacity 1.2.x: [http://www.podtopia.net/gettingstarted/removenoise.shtml Illustrated tutorial] and [http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-7182960533168801762&hl=en Flash Video] (13 minutes)
 
 
* [http://www.edhsonline.org/other/audacity/ Audacity 1.2 Tutorial by Dan Eliot] - learn how to open and edit a WAV file, and save the result as an MP3.
 
 
* [http://quicktoots.linuxaudio.org/toots/audacity/ How to mix a multi-track project] in Audacity 1.0 by Daniel James, including sample sound files.
 
  
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Latest revision as of 13:11, 25 November 2021

Most tutorials are now in the Audacity Manual - there are a few residual ones that remain here in the Wiki.
  • Also see our list of Tips to enhance your day-to-day experience of Audacity.

Audacity Manual Tutorials

See our Tutorials in the Manual for step-by-step instructions for performing the most common tasks in Audacity.


Audacity Wiki Tutorials

A few residual ones remain in the Wiki.