MSU TC 243 - Audacity (7 pages)

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Michigan State University
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Tc 243 - Story, Sound, and Motion
Story, Sound, and Motion Documents

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Audacity is a free cross platform sound editing program This is the basic layout The default input source the built in input in most computers will be selected until you change it If you plug in your microphone and go to Audacity Preferences Audio I O you can change the input from the built in microphone to Built In Input In this preference panel you can also choose the Audio quality settings The defaults should be fine for this assignment Hit record red button to start your audio recording New tracks can be added under a current track by going to Project New Audio Track New tracks will also be added each time you hit record The Selection tool shown in the upper left toolbar is used to select a piece of your recording Using this you can cut out chunks or add an effect to a specific part of your track The Envelope tool next tool in the toolbar allows you to make simple fades Simply click on the track in one point and again play with the movement up and down and the visual representation of the sound envelope will help you Here s an example of a simple crossfade When finished use File Export as MP3 to save the file It may ask you to edit the ID3 tags Add at least the Title and Author your groupsmates That s the Audacity basics If you need more in depth help see me in the lab during my lab hours



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