Download Audacity Click Audacity 1 2 6 Installer
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Download Audacity Click Audacity 1. 2. 6 Installer link http: //audacity. sourceforge. net/download/windows Note: When downloading Audacity and Lame’ note that the version numbers & screens may have changed slightly in the time since the creation of the tutorial.
Lame MP 3 Encoder Click on the Lame MP 3 encoder download page – be sure to put it somewhere that is easy to find. (desktop)
Directions for Lame MP 3 Encoder Installation
Download Lame MP 3 Encoder (3) Click on the selection that works for your computer Follow directions – see previous slide for reminders on what to do next.
Get Copyright-free music • Prior to laying down podcast tracks, make and save your audio files to your computer. • Saving to your Music folder is best. http: //freeplaymusic. com
Music tips • Choose music, it should be complimentary and not distracting • Generally for a booktalk podcast, go with a 3060 second selection – If it is for a Booktrailer, use the 60 second selection • When downloading music, be sure to click on “save to disk” and place it where it is handy. – I save all pictures and music for a booktrailer to a folder with the book’s name
Music Tips (cont’d) • Using http: //freeplaymusic. com is best because it is copyright free. You may publish the podcast to the web without infringing on the copyright. (Note: even if you are using a purchased song or CD it is a copyright violation. )
Audacity Basics Selection Tool Play, pause, record, etc. Shift tool
New Project- Step 1 Start by Clicking on Project • Choose - Import Audio
Adding Effects to Music File After clicking on “Import Audio” the audio track will appear. • Use Selection Tool to select about 5 seconds, just drag tool over the area • Selected area will be gray
Adding Effects Click “Fade In” from the Effect picklist • Note the change at the beginning of the music selection • Move selection tool to the spot you want to fade out. (5 -10 seconds further in the selection). • Select “Fade Out” from Effect picklist.
Add new track, copy & paste • You have now added both “fade in” and “fade out” to your music. • Go to Project picklist and select “Add Stereo Track) • New track appears below • Next, use selection tool and select the section of music that you added the fade in/fade out • Click on Edit, • Click on Copy • Paste to new track (Edit, Paste)
Delete original music track & Add a New. Audio Track • You don’t need the orignial track, just Click on the X. • Go to Project picklist and choose “New Audio Track”
Save / Export as MP 3 Click File Select “Export as MP 3” Click Save
Note on Saving • If you save the file as an Audacity file it is not useable with any other program. • Be sure to Export as MP 3 in order to use it with Movie. Maker or any other video making software. • Audacity works great for audio podcasts and movie making programs too!