Jerry Leventer

Free Audio Recording and Editing Software: Audacity by Sourceforge

August 14th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Audio & Video

I want to introduce you to Audacity. It’s an excellent software application for you to get started recording and editing your podcasts, interviews, teleseminars, phone conversations, and web page audio – and it’s Free!

Audacity is created by the SourceForge programming community and released through GNU GPL Open Source licensing. Audacity allows you to create multiple track or single track recordings. You can do very precise editing to cut out unwanted vocal sounds or background noise. You can also easily add music lead-ins and lead-outs to mp3’s that have already been recorded. Just open the mp3 from within the Audacity program and add the new sound track. Save the file and you’re done.

With Audacity, you can create a first draft of your audio message for a web page you are creating, but you don’t have to re-do the entire recording just to change a portion of it; you can just cut-and-paste the new part into the original. As long as you keep a consistent volume and intonation to your voice, the editing will not be noticeable.

You can download Audacity for free at the SourceForge website:

Be sure to read this article on how to record from a phone to your PC sound card:
Record Phone Calls Through Your PC Sound Card with this Wireless Phone Recording Controller by Radio Shack

GNU is a recursive acronym for “GNU’s Not Unix”; it is pronounced guh-noo, approximately like canoe. See:

[tags]Audio Recording Software, Audio Editing Software, Audacity, SourceForge, Podcast Recording, Audio Publishing[/tags]


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  • 1 Xarah // Sep 22, 2009 at 6:54 am

    I love Audacity. You can even add background music or special effects :-)

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