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Audacity

TIP Sheets & Frequently Asked Questions

TIP Sheets and Resources:

What is Audacity?

Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems (not iPads or Chromebooks). You can use Audacity to: 

  1. Record live audio.
  2. Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
  3. Change the speed or pitch of a recording. 

Do I have to install this program?

No, not if you are using a Windows PC computer at school. If you do not see a shortcut for Audacity on your desktop do the following: 

  1. In the lower-left corner, click the Windows/Start button.
  2. Click the All Programs option.
  3. Click the Audacity icon. 

Can I use Audacity on a Chromebook?

No, Audacity can only be installed on a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. An alternative is to use the TwistedWave app on a Chromebook.

I don't know how to use Audacity. Is there a good video tutorial?

Watch this video tutorial to learn the basics of audio recording/editing with Audacity.

TIP: Jump to the 1:20 mark to skip the program installation process.

How do I export my recording as an MP3 file?

You must install the LAME encoder file. This is a separate installation from Audacity. The file should be installed on school computers and is typically found in the Audacity program folder. If you need to install it on your home computer, click the LAME MP3 Encoder link from the Resources menu.