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Audacity is free open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Audacity can be used to record live audio; convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs; edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3 and WAV sound files; cut, copy, splice and mix sounds together; and change the speed or pitch of a recording.

Getting Started with Audacity

Download Audacity for free at

To create MP3 files with Audacity, install the LAME encoder that can be downloaded at


The following Flash videos and handouts will show you several aspects of using Audacity:

Topic Handouts Videos
Installation Handout Video
Interface Handout Video
Sound Recording Handout Video
Saving Handout Video

Faculty and staff are welcome to visit e-Learning in Room 106 of the Mathematics-Computer Science Building or call (325) 942-2334, ext. 6263, with any questions, comments or concerns.

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