Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. Audacity is the software of choice for Podcasting due to it’s ease of use and free access for all users of all platforms.
To Download Audacity for free to install click here http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/
At UTS we have Audacity installed on most, if not all the Apple Mac machines and workstations throughout the Bon Marche building facilities, in particular the Vocal Booth and the Phone Booth Recorder workrooms.
Download Vocal Booth Audacity Instruction Manual here [PDF Download]
Download the Audacity User Manual [PDF Download]
This is a very fast but good tutorial by Tinkernut on how to use Audacity to edit and create a podcast:
The following video tutorials are provided by the website “How-to-Podcast-Tutorial.com“. Click on the links below to view the individual tutorials.
- Recording Setup
- The Editing Tools
- Basic Editing and Trimming Your Audio
- Adjusting Levels
- Importing Audio and Adding Music to Your Podcast
- Saving Your Project and Exporting the MP3
Other Learning Resources
Floss Manual for Audacity: This is a really good step-by-step for how to install Audacity (at home) and recording, editing and exporting your final mix. http://en.flossmanuals.net/audacity/
Audacity Wiki: Creating a Simple voice and music podcast [http://wiki.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=Creating_a_simple_voice_and_music_Podcast_with_Audacity]