The Audacity program is an example of an 'audio editor'. This means that Audacity can record and edit audio. Typically, you use Audacity for recording sounds, like interviews or musical instruments. You can then use the program to combine these sounds and edit them to make documentaries, music, and podcasts.
About this workbook
This workbook is designed to help you learn about Audacity by providing you with information on how to complete specific tasks and background information on the software which can be used as hand outs. We also provide links to sample audio files to make it easier for learners to complete these tasks.
This workbook is not aiming to be a complete manual. There is a great online manual produced by the Audacity team online at http://manual.audacityteam.org/help/manual/
The workbook is structured into three sections; basic use, proficient use and advanced use. Each section gives you one or two tasks to complete to allow you to test yourself and show your understanding and ability to use the software. This structure makes it easy to use these resources as part of informal or assessed courses or workshops.