Audacity Audio editing Tutorial
The audio editing is a commonly required for everyone in various situations. But we may not know how to edit audio files with open source softwares. It may requires to edit existing audio files or record and edit files or adding / mixing effects audio files. Lets see how to edit audio with Audacity free audio editing software.
Audacity is an open source and cross platform audio editing tool developed by a group of professional software developers from the world. Not only editing function, Audacity provides recording, adding effects to audio & mixing audio. This software available in multi-lingual and supports various operating systems.
Uses of Audacity
Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together
Record live Audio
Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs
Record Speeches, Audition Material, Adverts & Voice-Overs
Recording Audio From Applications
Create Audiobooks For Kids Or For Projects
Change the speed or pitch of a recording
Make Cool Ringtones
Download and Installation Audacity
It is very simple to download and install Audacity software from the Internet. Download Audacity depending on your operating system and double click on “audacity-win-*. exe” (in Windows) and select the Language, then click next and read the terms and conditions, click next select installation folder click next to finish installation. Installation of Audacity is over now.
How to edit audio files with Audacity software
After installing Audacity software, open it and click on file option and go to open, then select the file which you want to edit. It will imports audio file to Audacity software and will be transferred into waveform. Click on “Magnifying” button to enlarge or shrink the waveform. Mouse left click to enlarge and right click to narrowing.
Audacity Audio Editing Software
Press the “Select Tool” (I Letter) from the menu, it will use to select the waveform audio and click anywhere to start the audio from there. Also, you can use Pause, Play, stop, skip to start and end, record buttons from the menu.
During audio playback, you can press Ctrl + M to facilitate the splicing point mark as the music. In the mark, you can enter text annotations to facilitate editing action.
To select a piece of music, just use the left mouse button, press to select a point in time, and the left mouse button to select the right slide. And if the time point just above the tag, then there will be a yellow line display.
Next, select File => export the selection and editing of music after the header information, press OK, and enter the name of the file and select the format type. while at the saving window, click on options to set the quality of the file. In common “MP3” for example, you can select the “bit rate mode”, it is recommended to select “constant” quality is recommended that “128k bps” above, if the hard disk space permitting, recommended to choose “320k bps. “, And also you can edit the metadata of the file like Audio file artist name, track title, album title, year and comments if available. Generally mp3 files can have the mentioned metadata.
Moreover, if file saving as MP3 format for the first time, you will need to locate “lame_enc.dll”(LAME is a library file which allows some programs to encode MP3 files), and if download this software from the site, just press edit menu => Preferences => Programs Library, and in “MP3 Library” at the press select a location, and finally press the Browse and select the plugin folder, and then locate Lame_enc.dll.
You can Download & Install “Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows”
You can find the more Audacity audio or sound editing Tutorials from the official Website.