Tutorial - Your First Recording
From Audacity Development Manual
This set of tutorials provide a guide to making your first microphone, guitar or keyboard recording with Audacity.
This tutorial has been broken into several sub-tutorials for ease of reading as there is a lot of material to read and digest. The following topics are covered and should be followed in the order presented here:
Without getting too clogged in details there should be some reference somewhere in the below steps to:
- software playthrough (where to find it) and pointing to relevant FAQ
- overdub (where to find it) and delay (pointing to relevant FAQ)
- Latency Test for getting the recordings lined up once made.
- Tutorial - Connecting Up
- Tutorial - Selecting Your Input
- Tutorial - Making a Test Recording
- Tutorial - Recording and Editing
Where to go from here
Take some time to play with Audacity. Record and edit more material. Practice editing. Try out different effects.
- Tutorial - Mixing a Narration With Background Music
- Tutorial - Copying tapes, LPs or minidiscs to CD
- Tutorial - Editing an Existing File
For more information
- Getting sound into Audacity: Audacity Wiki - Troubleshooting Recordings
- Improving Recording Quality: Audacity Wiki - Improving Recording Quality
- Editing a track: Edit Menu, Zooming
- Effects: Effect Menu
- Saving: Audacity Projects
- Exporting: File Menu > Export...
- If you need help and can't find it in the manual or the wiki, try visiting the Audacity Forum.