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Audio Recording and Editing

Find audio production resources in the library, including our Vocalbooth and audio editing rooms.

Recording and editing with Audacity

Audacity is a free, open source, cross-platform audio editor and recorder started by dominic Mazzoni and Roger Dannenberg at Carnegie Mellon University.  Audacity can be used for recording, editing, post-processing (normalizing, timming, fading in and out).

Audacity online manual. Includes a great guide to the project window, allowing you to hover over the window, identify the tools and learn how each function works. The website includes also tutorials for specific tasks, from recording, vocal isolation, making ringtones, splitting a recording into separate tracks, and mixing audio tracks.

Getting started in Audacity.  Learn how to import an audio file, record your own voice or instrument, edit sounds, apply sound effects.