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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:00 PM

In today's show I walk you through the very basics of "editing" a audio track that has been recorded outside Audacity. Audacity can be found at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Overview of Audacity

Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems..

Menubar overview: http://manual.audaci..._reference.html
Toolbars overview: http://manual.audaci...s_overview.html
Multi-Tool "*" (also F6): http://manual.audaci...multi_tool.html
Set Project Rate to 44100 Hz

Editing the audio

The steps in this video include.

File > Import > Your file
Tracks > Stereo Track to Mono
Effect > Amplify (Accept defaults)
Delete audio: Highlight (click and drag) press Delete
Undo: Ctrl + Z
Intro Clip
Outro Clip
Move Track: (F6 Multitool) Ctrl - Click and drag
Export the Track:

Confirm that the Project Rate is set to 44100 Hz (bottom left)
File -> Export and select FLAC File
Click Options... to reveal FLAC Export Setup
Set Level to 8 (best)
Set Bit depth to 24
Artist Name: Your name
Track Title: Your show title
Album Title: Hacker Public Radio

When you are ready you can contact admin@hackerpublicradio.org to get access to the FTP server. For more technical information see the README file and the Sample Show notes file.


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