From Audacity Development Manual
Jump to: navigation, search
This page lists tutorials that provide step-by-step instructions for performing common tasks in Audacity.
How to import an audio file into Audacity (for example, an MP3 music file), edit it, then export the result.
Detailed instructions on connecting your audio source (be it a microphone, guitar or keyboard) to your computer, and then recording that source with Audacity.
How to edit a narration to fit the pace of the background music, and fade down the music so your listeners can hear your narration, useful in particular for podcasts.
A set of tutorials on making multi-track recordings, using three different specialist audio interfaces or using your computer's on-board sound card.
Simple instructions on how to repair a short recording fluff: a wrong word spoken, an obvious breathing sound or a cough say.
Techniques which on some stereo tracks may allow you to remove or isolate vocals (or other parts of a recording) from the rest.
How to make an audio loop with Audacity.
How to make ringtones for your cellphone or messages for your IVR system with Audacity.

How to record audio that is playing on the computer such as streaming audio from Internet websites.
Detailed instructions on connecting your turntable, tape deck or MiniDisc player to your computer, recording from that device, then editing and exporting the recording so that you have separate audio files for each song on the original source ready to burn to a CD or import into a media player such as iTunes.
The primary tool in Audacity for dealing with clicks and pops is the Click Removal effect. Clicks which do not get removed with Click Removal can be treated individually with other methods. These methods are only really useful if you have a relatively small number of clicks and pops to deal with; otherwise, these approaches will be too labor-intensive and time-consuming.
How to divide a recording into separate songs for export in preparation for burning those tracks to an audio CD or loading onto a portable player.
Audacity does not burn CDs directly but audio files created with Audacity can be used with a CD burning application to create an audio CD.
How to import audio from CDs as WAV or AIFF files for editing in Audacity.
How to export audio files from Audacity for use in iTunes
How to import files from iTunes for use in Audacity

Audacity is an excellent way to capture the audio of your weekly service and make sermon MP3's or audio CD's. With a simple USB interface, and some knowledge about mixing consoles, your laptop computer can be a recording station.

Example Workflows

The following tutorials provide sample workflows for common tasks using Audacity, there is no fixed 'right' way of working - there are many alternatives: