Recording in Audacity
In this BBB we will… <ul><li>Open and setup Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Download and install the LAME encoder for MP3 </li>...
Remember del.icio.us? <ul><li>Go to del.icio.us/smc_professional </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the LAME MP3 encoder link – th...
Getting started with Audacity <ul><li>Open the program </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Edit -> Preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Selec...
Install the LAME MP3 encoder <ul><li>LAME MP3 is licensed and is not included automatically with Audacity </li></ul><ul><l...
Test Audacity <ul><li>Click the Big Red Button and begin speaking! </li></ul><ul><li>Click stop </li></ul><ul><li>Rewind a...
Background Music <ul><li>We cannot use copyrighted music </li></ul><ul><li>We can use creative commons music </li></ul><ul...
Save and export <ul><li>These are two different steps: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Saving your work creates and audacity file </...
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Setting up Audacity for making podcasts. Includes references to using Creative Commons audio works.

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Recording In Audacity

  1. 1. Recording in Audacity
  2. 2. In this BBB we will… <ul><li>Open and setup Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Download and install the LAME encoder for MP3 </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct a practise recording </li></ul><ul><li>Import the recording into iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Eat yummy food </li></ul>
  3. 3. Remember del.icio.us? <ul><li>Go to del.icio.us/smc_professional </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the LAME MP3 encoder link – the zip file will save to your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Unzip the file into My Documents/LAME </li></ul>
  4. 4. Getting started with Audacity <ul><li>Open the program </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Edit -> Preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Select 44.1Khz </li></ul><ul><li>Check your audio input and output options </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Start - > Control Panel -> Sounds and Audio Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Check your microphone settings </li></ul>
  5. 5. Install the LAME MP3 encoder <ul><li>LAME MP3 is licensed and is not included automatically with Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Edit -> Preferences -> File Formats </li></ul><ul><li>Under MP3 Export Setup, click “Find Library” and navigate to My Documents/LAME/lame_enc.dll </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity can now export in the MP3 format </li></ul>
  6. 6. Test Audacity <ul><li>Click the Big Red Button and begin speaking! </li></ul><ul><li>Click stop </li></ul><ul><li>Rewind and test your recording </li></ul>
  7. 7. Background Music <ul><li>We cannot use copyrighted music </li></ul><ul><li>We can use creative commons music </li></ul><ul><li>Go to del.icio.us/smc_professional and click on the two creative commons links </li></ul><ul><li>These artists expect their work will be used in these broad contexts. </li></ul><ul><li>Download and import into Audacity using Project-> Import Audio </li></ul>
  8. 8. Save and export <ul><li>These are two different steps: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Saving your work creates and audacity file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exporting your work creates an MP3 file </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Export your file to a logical folder ready to transfer to iTunes </li></ul>

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