Audacity for dummies??

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Audacity for dummies??

Permanent link to this post Posted by robbull » Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:24 pm

I need help getting started & using Audacity. I am completely clueless about recording or any of this stuff. I'm all set up but I'm having trouble just simply recording tracks. I just need this for VO tracks. Is there a guide for dummies anywhere that is really specific w/ instructions?
I see all the wiki guides but I'm still having trouble figuring out how to use Audacity to record VO tracks. I need very simple step-by-step instructions on how to use this. I have recorded a test track but that's it. I can't figure out how to record another track! ha. I can't even figure out how to delete the test one I did.

I need simple step-by-step instructions for:
- checking to see if my levels are set correct
- recording a track
- saving or deleting it
- saving as an mp3
- etc .....

Is there a set of easy instructions somewhere? Maybe I'm an idiot but the links on Audacity's site still don't clarify to me how the heck to use this application. By the way- I use a MAC.

Thanks-
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Re: Audacity for dummies??

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:53 pm

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/manual- ... rials.html

That's as basic as it gets. Maybe when you get good at it, you can write a better tutorial or class or more of them. There's no corporation back here -- it's all volunteers, so what you/we contribute is what's available.

If the very idea horrifies you, then you know why there aren't more of them around.

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Re: Audacity for dummies??

Permanent link to this post Posted by T the K » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:57 pm

Koz, thank you for this link!

I downloaded Audacity 1.2.6 for Windows today and have no idea what to do next. Somewhere I read that a manual can be downloaded. I inquired about it in a different post. Maybe this is the manual. At least this is a place for me to start. I hope to record cassettes to CDs.

Thanks again.
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Re: Audacity for dummies??

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:26 am

T the K

you may want to look at the resources available from this page: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/

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