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{{Introrel|1=This page is a collection of '''Tutorials''' both on and off this Wiki, giving step-by-step guidance on performing various tasks using Audacity.|2=These complement our official [http://manual.audacityteam.org/help/manual/man/tutorials.html Tutorials in the Manual] for the most common tasks.|3=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 languages other than English'' </div>}}
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.
*Also see our list of [[:Category:Tips|Tips]] to enhance your day-to-day experience of Audacity.   
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==Audacity Wiki Tutorials==
===Audio Restoration===
*[[USB turntables|Setting up Audacity with USB turntables]]  
*[[Click Removal]] for removing discrete clicks from vinyl records
** [[Click removal using the Spectrogram view]]
*[[Noise Removal]] for removing steady noise like hum and hiss from all types of audio
*[[Sanitising Speech Recordings Taken with portable audio player-recorders]]
===Changing the audio===
* [[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.
===iTunes and iPod===
* [[How to import files from iTunes]]
* [[Exporting your Audacity Project into iTunes and iPod]]
*[[How to publish a Podcast]]
===Recordings (Other) ===
*[[Recording Church Services]], and some tips about recording in a church and worship environment.
*[[Recording Multi-track Overdubs]] Record one track and then play it and add second and subsequent tracks against it - illustrated examples with specific hardware.
===Schools or Colleges===
*[[Audacity for Teachers - Installation and Basic Editing]]. Targeted at teachers, but applicable to anyone.  Includes companion video (screencast).
*[[Mixing stereo tracks to mono in your Project]] 
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===Legacy Tutorials for old versions of Audacity===
{{advice|See the [http://manual.audacityteam.org/help/manual/man/tutorials.html Tutorials in the Manual] for current information.}}
* [[Transferring tapes and records to computer or CD]]
* [[Making Ringtones]]
* [[Creating a simple voice and music Podcast with Audacity]] 
* [[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
* [[How to import CDs]]
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==Off-site Tutorials on the web==
{{Hint|External tutorials marked [[Image:Ccby.png|20px|CC Attribution icon]] 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==
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 2.0.3 with the [http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Audacity-2.0.3-Guide.html JAWS screen reader for Windows] - includes useful tips for the visually impaired (and others) who want to use Audacity without a mouse.
=== Audio File Formats (MP3 and others) ===
* [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].
* [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.
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=== Voice Effects ===
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8BZz62ZaM8&list=PLnmtnFt6ekNVdb2DqNbbkAmHVWXbeShWS&index=7 Computer Voice] YouTube tutorial (0:59).
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TWZb0QfJh0&list=PLnmtnFt6ekNVdb2DqNbbkAmHVWXbeShWS&index=1 Cyborg voice] sound effect tutorial video (0:34).
* [http://3430.online.fr/computing/audacity/Audacity%20tutorial%20-%20Reworking%20voice%20records.htm Effects to improve speech recordings]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86P3whnojag&list=PLnmtnFt6ekNVdb2DqNbbkAmHVWXbeShWS&index=2 Military Radio] voice effect video tutorial (0:47).
* [http://youtube.com/watch?v=PqXiKYG3J7M Remove center-panned vocals] (YouTube video)
* [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/tap005 Secret Recipe for Great Audio] using Chris's Dynamic Compressor to improve audio levels audio podcast.
=== Sound Effects ===
* 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.
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYEPRGckuiw&list=PLnmtnFt6ekNVdb2DqNbbkAmHVWXbeShWS&index=9 Laser Rifle Shot] tutorial video (6:26).
* Simple [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9CZLSaJhl4&list=PLnmtnFt6ekNVdb2DqNbbkAmHVWXbeShWS&index=5 Lion Scream] sound effect video tutorial (0:55).
=== General ===
* YouTube has a selection of [http://youtube.com/results?search_query=Audacity+tutorial&search=Search video tutorials].
* [http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/tap040-10-tips-for-how-to-keep-audacity-from-crashing/ 10 Tips for How to Keep Audacity from Crashing] audio podcast.
* [http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/tap095-how-to-use-chains-in-audacity-to-save-time/ How to use Chains in Audacity to save time audio-editing] audio podcast (31:06).
* [http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/tap070-how-to-use-truncate-silence-and-sound-smarter-with-audacity/ How to Use Truncate Silence and Sound Smarter with Audacity] audio podcast (57:36).
* [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/tap034 How to Apply Special Effects with Audacity or a Mixer] audio podcast (49:12).
* [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/tap023 How to Insert Background Music or Sound Effects in Audacity] audio podcast (53:35).
* [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/tap012 Noise removal] (40:59).
* [http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/tap056-9-things-audacity-doesnt-or-cant-do/ 9 Things Audacity Doesn't or Can't Do] limitations 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:Ccby.png|20px|CC Attribution icon]] [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.
* [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
* [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===
* [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].
* [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] (YouTube video)
* [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:Ccby.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/Audacity_High_School.ppt Audacity Presentation for High School Level.ppt] (format now supported by [http://download.openoffice.org/index.html OpenOffice.org]) or  [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/Audacity_High_School.pdf .pdf format]
=== Special Purposes ===
* [http://nerds-central.blogspot.com/2006/12/strobe-tuning-instruments-for-free-with.html Strobe Tuning Instruments With Audacity]
=== Older tutorials ===
* [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/manual-1.2/tutorials.html Audacity 1.2 Tutorials] from the official Audacity user's manual.
* [[Image:Ccby.png|20px|CC Attribution icon]] [http://media.libsyn.com/media/am/Audacity_101_Slides_1024.pdf Audacity 101 slides.pdf] - Complete Audacity 1.2.4 tutorial), including illustrations about setting up system sound on Windows and OS X (no Linux).
* [http://www.guidesandtutorials.com/audacity-tutorial.html How to Record and Edit Audio with Audacity] Basic Audacity 1.2 recording and microphone setup for Windows 98 to XP tutorial.
* [http://www.blind-summit.co.uk/2006/09/introduction-to-audacity/ Introduction to Audacity 1.2.4] including how to connect a guitar
* [http://www.podtopia.net/gettingstarted/removenoise.shtml Noise Removal] for Audacity 1.2
* [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.
[[Category:Category]][[Category:For Users]]
==Audacity Wiki Tutorials==
A few residual ones remain in the Wiki.

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.