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This page is a collection of '''Tutorials''' giving step-by-step guidance on performing various tasks using Audacity. These complement our official [http://manual.audacityteam.org/help/manual/man/tutorials.html Tutorials in the Manual].|2=
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.   
*Also see our list of [[:Category:Tips|Tips]] to enhance your day-to-day experience of Audacity.   
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==Audacity Manual Tutorials==  
==Audacity Manual Tutorials==  
{{ednote|'''Peter 2Oct14:''' I have enhanced this section with links to all the current tutorials in the Manual.  As in the Manual I have roll-over hover-texts. }}
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.
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.
*[http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tutorial_editing_an_existing_file.html <span title="The easiest way to use Audacity is to import an existing audio file and make small changes. If you've never used Audacity before, this is a great place to start.">Editing an Audio File</span>]
* [http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tutorial_your_first_recording.html <span title="Learn how to connect the appropriate equipment and configure your sound device for microphone, guitar or keyboard recording">Your First Recording</span>]
* [http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tutorial_mixing_a_narration_with_background_music.html <span title="Record a simple narration, add some background music, cut the narration to fit the music, lower the volume of the music during the narration, and finally mix and export the final product">Mixing Voice with Background Music</span>]
==Audacity Wiki Tutorials==
A few residual ones remain in the Wiki.
* [http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tutorial_recording_multi_track_overdubs.html <span title="Known good, working methods of creating a multiple track overdubbing session in Audacity. Record a track then play it while recording a new track underneath it, listening to a live mix of the previous track and the new recording.">Recording Multi-track Overdubs</span>]
* [http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tutorial_looping.html <span title="How to make an audio loop with Audacity. Looping is much easier with mono tracks. Export loops to WAV, not to MP3 or MP4.">Looping</span>]
* [http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tutorial_copying_tapes_lps_or_minidiscs_to_cd.html<span title="How to record audio from physical media such as LPs or cassette tapes then produce a CD or an audio file for your computer or music player">Copying tapes, LPs and other media to CD or computer</span>]
* [http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tutorial_recording_audio_playing_on_the_computer.html <span title="How to record audio playing on your computer such as internet radio or audio from YouTube. Ensure you have permission to record. Extract the audio from CDs or DVDs or import audio from existing files into Audacity rather than try to record it.">Recording streaming audio playing on the computer</span>]
* [http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/splitting_a_recording_into_separate_tracks.html <span title="A popular method to divide a recording into separate songs, for export as files for a music player or for burning to CD">Splitting a recording into separate tracks</span>]
* [http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tutorial_vocal_removal_and_isolation.html <span title="Techniques which, on some stereo tracks, may allow you to remove or isolate vocals (or other parts of a recording) from the rest">Vocal Removal and Isolation</span>]
* [http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tutorial_making_ringtones.html <span title="Most modern cell phones can be customized with the user's own ring and answer tones. This tutorial will help you to prepare suitable sound files.">Making Ringtones</span>]
* [http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tutorial_how_to_import_cds.html <span title="Audacity cannot extract (rip) audio from CDs but other programs can be used to extract the CD data to an audio file that Audacity can import">How to import CDs</span>]
* [http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/burning_music_files_to_a_cd.html <span title="Audacity cannot burn CDs directly but audio files exported from Audacity can be used with a CD burning program to create an audio CD">Burning Audio CDs</span>]
* [http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tutorial_exporting_to_itunes.html <span title="How to export suitable audio files for playing in iTunes or iPod">Exporting to iTunes</span>]
* [http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tutorial_how_to_import_files_from_itunes.html <span title="Files in iTunes can be imported into Audacity by dragging them in or using Audacity's Import Audio menu item, unless the files are DRM protected. On Windows you must add the FFmpeg library to import M4A files from iTunes.">Importing from iTunes</span>]
*[http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/sample_workflow_for_lp_digitization.html <span title="This tutorial outlines a set of example steps using Audacity to digitize LPs to create files that are ready for CD creation, loading into a digital jukebox or portable music player.">Sample workflow for LP digitization</span>]
*[http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/sample_workflow_for_exporting_to_itunes.html <span title="This tutorial outlines a set of example steps that can be used to get Audacity Projects (LP and tape transcriptions for example) into iTunes. The workflow concentrates on M4A (AAC) music files because that is Apple's native, default, format.">Sample workflow for exporting to iTunes</span>]
*[http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/recording_78rpm_records.html <span title="This tutorial outlines the steps that are needed to process the recording of 78rpm records with Audacity.">Recording 78rpm records</span>]
*[http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/click_removal_using_the_spectrogram_view.html <span title="Workflow Tutorial which gives steps to remove hard-to-spot clicks using Audacity's Spectrogram view. In Waveform view loud clicks often show up as easily seen spikes but smaller, lower amplitude clicks can be very hard to spot without changing to Spectrogram view.
">Click removal using the Spectrogram view</span>]
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==Audacity Wiki Tutorials==  
===Audio Restoration===
*[[USB turntables|Setting up Audacity with USB turntables]] 
* [[Vocal Removal Plug-ins]] 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.
*[[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 with specialist hardware]] 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).
{{ednote|'''Gale 10Aug14:''' labelling below is a bit inconsistent - sometimes "YouTube", sometimes not even if it is YouTube, sometimes "video tutorial" or "tutorial video". What about a prefix or icon "YT" for a YouTube video so it is easy to see what is audio and what is video? I like giving timings. }}
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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.
{{ednote|'''Peter 3May14:''' commenting this out for now - it is currently redundant
{{Hint|Tutorials marked [[Image:CRC.png|20px|Creative Commons logo]] have a more restrictive Creative Commons Attribution licence, see text for details.}} }}
=== Accessibility ===
* Using Audacity 2.0.6 with the [http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Audacity-2.0.6-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]. 
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=== Voice Effects ===
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8BZz62ZaM8&list=PLnmtnFt6ekNVdb2DqNbbkAmHVWXbeShWS&index=7 Computer Voice / Robot 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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86P3whnojag&list=PLnmtnFt6ekNVdb2DqNbbkAmHVWXbeShWS&index=2 Military Radio] voice effect video tutorial (0:47).
* [http://TheAudacitytoPodcast.com/tap005 Secret Recipe for Great Audio] using Chris's Dynamic Compressor to improve audio levels audio podcast.
=== Sound Effects ===
* [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 ===
* [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 How to Remove Noise with Audacity] audio podcast(40:59).
* [http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/tap056-9-things-audacity-doesnt-or-cant-do/ 9 Things Audacity Doesn't or Can't Do] limitations podcast.
=== Podcasting Overviews ===
* [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.
* [[Image:Ccby.png|20px|CC Attribution icon]] [http://www.wikieducator.org/Using_Audacity Using Audacity to create and edit podcasts] - Tutorial covering most functions of Audacity for creating podcasts. Wiki uses special print functionality which can be used to create nice handout of tutorial.
=== 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].
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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.