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HPR - HPR1404: Editing pre-recorded audio in Audacity

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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

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:

Toolbars overview:

Multi-Tool "*" (also F6):

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 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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