Audacity Basics for Macintosh OS X Users
         For a video tutorial, see Using Audacity for Podcasting (Mac), available...
Using Audacity
  1.   Open the Audacity Program located in the Applications folder.




  2. Use the Record, Pause, Stop, ...
4. Use the Cursor (as you would in a word processing document) to highlight the parts of
   the recording that you want to...
7. When asked for a file name, please name it so that it ends with .mp3. Also, there
   shouldn’t be any spaces in the nam...
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Audacity Basics for Macintosh OS X Users

  1. 1. Audacity Basics for Macintosh OS X Users For a video tutorial, see Using Audacity for Podcasting (Mac), available online at http://podcasts.psu.edu/files/audacitymac.m4v Downloading: Audacity for Macintosh, available online at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/mac. NOTE: You will also need the LAME MP3 encoder. Preparing to Recording Sounds 1. Open the System Preferences and select Sound. Click the Input tab and make sure that the Internal Microphone Input Volume is turned all of the way up. Audacity Basics for Macintosh OS X Users V1 Lynn M. Lary, Instructional Technology Specialist, Lane ESD 541.461.8216/llary@lane.k12.or.us Page 1 of 4
  2. 2. Using Audacity 1. Open the Audacity Program located in the Applications folder. 2. Use the Record, Pause, Stop, Rewind, and Play buttons as you would on your VCR. 3. Once you have your recording made, you will want to edit it. Audacity Basics for Macintosh OS X Users V1 Lynn M. Lary, Instructional Technology Specialist, Lane ESD 541.461.8216/llary@lane.k12.or.us Page 2 of 4
  3. 3. 4. Use the Cursor (as you would in a word processing document) to highlight the parts of the recording that you want to delete. You can use the Cut/Copy/Paste commands located in the Edit menu. 5. Rewind and listen to your final recording. 6. When you are satisfied with your recording, select Export as MP3 from the File menu. Audacity Basics for Macintosh OS X Users V1 Lynn M. Lary, Instructional Technology Specialist, Lane ESD 541.461.8216/llary@lane.k12.or.us Page 3 of 4
  4. 4. 7. When asked for a file name, please name it so that it ends with .mp3. Also, there shouldn’t be any spaces in the name. See the above example. 8. Give me your audio file (by email as an attachment if it is less than 10MB) or see me for another method. Audacity Basics for Macintosh OS X Users V1 Lynn M. Lary, Instructional Technology Specialist, Lane ESD 541.461.8216/llary@lane.k12.or.us Page 4 of 4

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