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  • 1. Recording Reading into Audacity
  • 2. Downloading the Program
  • 3. Two Parts to Download
    • Installer
    • Mp3 encoder (LAME)
  • 4.
    • Look for the yellow bar at the top of the window.
    • Click here for more options, and choose Download file
    1. Audacity Installer
  • 5.
    • Save the installer to the Program Files
    • Find the .exe file and double click to install
  • 6. 2. LAME Mp3 Encoder
    • Go to LAME download page (See link on slide 3)
  • 7. Save .zip file
    • Save the .zip file where you can find it (Program Files)
    • Pay attention to the name of the file
  • 8. Extract the .zip files
    • Double click on the .zip file that you just downloaded
    • Allow the extracted file to be created in Program Files
  • 9. Open Audacity
    • Use the icon on the desktop
    • Or, find Audacity in the All Programs listing of the Start menu
  • 10. Audacity – Adding mp3 Encoder
    • Choose Edit and Preferences
    • In the File Formats tab, choose Find Library
  • 11.
    • When the window above appears, choose yes, and browse to find the lame_enc.dll where you saved it in the folder of files extracted from the .zip folder (Program Files).
  • 12. Recording in Audacity
    • Using an internal or external microphone, click the button with the red circle to record and the button with the yellow square to stop.
    Record Stop
  • 13.
    • For the best sound, adjust the volume to keep the soundwaves from filling the grey area.
  • 14.
    • Use the button with the green arrow to play what you have recorded.
  • 15. Editing
    • Highlight any sections of the recording that you do not want, and use the Delete key on the keyboard to remove them
    • The recording must be stopped, not paused, to remove sections
  • 16. Saving Your Work
    • You can save as:
    • A project file (.aup) so that you can continue editing the sound file
    • You can export the file as:
    • A .wav file for use on your computer
    • An .mp3 to be burned to CD or moved to an mp3 player
  • 17.
    • All options can be found under File.
  • 18. Export as mp3
    • After selecting Save as mp3, name the file (keeping the .mp3 extension) and browse to a place to save it.
  • 19.
    • Fill in the data for the mp3 tags. This will display on your computer, stereo, or mp3 player.
    • Leave the format set to ID3v2
    • This information is optional
    • The window below will appear while the mp3 is being created
  • 20.
    • Test the mp3 by finding where it is saved and double clicking to open it.
    • It will probably open with Windows Media Player
    • You can right click on the file, mouse over Open with, and choose Windows Media Player from the list
  • 21. Burning to a CD
    • After opening the mp3 in Windows Media Player, choose Burn from the upper toolbar.
    • Check the dropdown menu under Burn to be sure that it is set to “Audio CD”
  • 22.
    • Insert a CD and choose “Burn ‘Now Playing’” from the window on the right
  • 23.
    • Remember to label the CD with a marker or printed sticker label
    • The resulting CD can be played in a computer, or in a standard CD player
    Final Tips