Audacity tutorial 1 – Install Audacity
Overview and configuring the hardware
Tutorial 2 – Recording
Listening to line in on Windows XP
Listening to line in on Windows Vista
Tutorial 3 – Editing
Tutorial 4 – Installing LAME Mp3
Tutorial 5 – Exporting
Audacity is a fantastic free audio editing tool that is ideal for converting cassette tapes or other analogue recordings into digital format. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can install this amazing free program. First of all we need to download the latest version of the software. For our tutorials, we’ll be using the beta version of Audacity. We normally recommend avoiding beta (test) versions of software where possible, but in this case we recommend using the latest beta version due to its improved support for Windows 7 and Windows Vista (XP users can use either the beta or release versions).
Download the latest version of Audacity by visiting this page. The beta version is the link on the right. Click the Windows download link then save the file to your desktop or somewhere where you can easily access it. When the download is complete, double click on the file or choose open in your browsers download manager to start the installation process. Windows Vista and Windows 7 users will need to enter their administrator password and/or click on “Yes” if user account control prompts them to grant permission to install the software.
The following window will then appear:-
Choose your preferred language for the installation. English is selected by default, so simply click on “OK”. The following window will then be displayed:-
Click on “Next >”. The following window will then be displayed:-
Scroll down to read the license agreement and if you agree to the terms and conditions, click on “Next >”. The following window will then appear:-
Choose a location to install the Audacity program files to. The default location is fine for most users so simply click on “Next >”. The following window will then be displayed:-
If you want to create a desktop icon, make sure this lone tick/check box is enabled, then click on “Next >”. The following window will then appear:-
The installer now lets you review your settings. Click on “Install”. There will then be a short pause while files are copied and configured. When the process is complete, the following window will appear:-
Review the information presented in this window and then click “Next >”. The following window will then be displayed:-
Installation is now complete. Click on “Finish” and Audacity will start immediately. You can now proceed directly to our next tutorial.
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