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Audacity For Language Classes

  1. 1. Audacity Ms. Caitlin Cornell Haigazian University 2011 Haigazian UniversityLanguage & Technology Workshop
  2. 2. Overview   Intro   What for?   How to?   Converting Files   ResourcesMs. Caitlin Cornell
  3. 3. Intro   Audacity is FREE recording and editing software   http://audacity.sourceforge.net/Ms. Caitlin Cornell
  4. 4. What Can You Use It For?   To evaluate language:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-bxTP3vagc   Students can record themselves (ex, in pairs)   Instructors can record practice listening   To learn music:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHhXQu3kncoMs. Caitlin Cornell
  5. 5. How To?   Who knows?!   There are a LOT of functions of Audacity!   Recording   Saving   Exporting   Converting   ImportingMs. Caitlin Cornell
  6. 6. Recording   Recording is EASY!Ms. Caitlin Cornell
  7. 7. Saving   Saving is also EASY!Ms. Caitlin Cornell
  8. 8. Saving   Audacity saves in .aup (this saves the whole project, to be continued in Audacity later)Ms. Caitlin Cornell
  9. 9. SavingMs. Caitlin Cornell
  10. 10. Exporting   Instead of saving (.aup) you can export (.wav or .mp3)Ms. Caitlin Cornell
  11. 11. Exporting   You can export files in .wavMs. Caitlin Cornell
  12. 12. Exporting   You can also export .mp3…Ms. Caitlin Cornell
  13. 13. Exporting   …but you need the appropriate plugin Ms. Caitlin Cornell
  14. 14. Converting Files   Instead of downloading LAME, you can easily download conversion software   I downloaded the FREE software “Switch,” which allows you to convert from .wav  .mp3   http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html  Ms. Caitlin Cornell
  15. 15. Other Functions   Importing   Mixing (to create Podcasts from separate clips)   Anything else?   http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_can_audacity_doMs. Caitlin Cornell
  16. 16. Resources   http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/ Category:Tutorial   http://www.ehow.com/how_5061510_mix-songs- audacity.html   http://homerecodrings.cz.cc/mixing-a-simple- podcast-using-audacity/Ms. Caitlin Cornell

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