Audacity Tutorial

Jeff Giddens of SEGA Tech has published step-by-step instructions for getting started with Audacity, the leading free audio editor. He includes the LAME MP3 encoder in the process, so that you will get everything you need to prepare podcasts and other audio files for posting on the web.


On a related note, the tech folk in Southeast Georgia have succeeded in putting together a collaborative resource that is far greater than the sum of its parts.


  1. Ben Casnocha says:

    Is it better than iTunes?

  2. rkassissieh says:

    The two applications are for different purposes. iTunes organizes your music library and allows you to shop online. Audacity edits audio files and allows you to convert them to different formats. They don’t overlap much at all.

  3. Nick B. says:

    how does it compare to sound studio?

  4. rkassissieh says:

    About the same. Sound Studio is a commercial product bundled with some versions of OS X. Some Macs have it, and some don’t. Audacity is free and cross-platform, so it’s possible for everyone to freely install it at school and at home.

  5. Ben Casnocha says:

    I meant to say GarageBand, not iTunes. In any event, I already have Sound Studio, so it all good.