Audacity basics: record and enjoy later

Audacity basics

Audacity basics: Do you have an interest in songs or audios? If yes, then you must be knowing about Audacity? It helps you to record edit and save your favorite songs with the best ever features. You can make ringtones, transfer tapes, mix stereo tracks, split tracks and much more.

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Let us here learn some basics about selecting audio. To select the region using the mouse, left-click anywhere inside the audio track. Then drag and release! You can even select the whole of an individual track by selecting the ‘Select’ button in the ‘Track control panel’ to the left of the track.

Selecting regions using the mouse

Record, play and Edit

Click on these options in the toolbar to record your audios and save them for later use. You can even edit them, later on, to make them even better as per your liking. You have access to some of the really good editing options like looping. Also you can loop the videos over again. The Punch and Roll Record help you correct the errors at the time of the recording. You can stop, revert, and correct your mistakes and record them again.

Save your work

Audacity enables you to save your amazing work for further use. This is, in fact, a good way of keeping a record of your tracks and preserving your art. You can save them in the Audacity project-based format that mainly ‘Audacity’ can open. You can even export audios in WAV or MP3 format.

Customizing Audacity

You have an option to use your helping tool, the way you are aiming for. There are 4 themes to choose- the ‘light’ theme, the ‘dark’ theme, high contrast theme and classic theme. You can even change the waveform color displayed in the project. You can also change/customize the layouts and the format of the toolbar.

Shortcuts and Macros

You will find many shortcuts in the keyboard to the functionalities you can perform. You can easily edit them, delete, or add them with ‘keyboard preferences. Macro is a feature if you wish to do a similar thing to some big files. You can cancel the noise and convert them to any file format altogether easily.

Audios many times need to be amplified and their voice needs to be controllers. Audacity helps you do all. You have two options, either to ‘Fade In’ or ‘Fade Out’. These controls are often used either at the end or at the beginnings of the audio recordings.

There are two sliders in the ‘Track Control Panel’. The ‘Gain’ slider will let you set the loudness of the track. You can also make the tracks audio louder on the left or right using the ‘Pan’.


Noise- adding, reducing, and fine-tuning

Use spectral Selection to view the the frequency content of the track and edit only selected frequencies. Notch filter, reduce noises, generate noises and draw tools are some of the most useful tools in noise management of your track.

We hope that all these basics are clear and you are ready to edit your first audio.


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