Nelly Bassily | June 9, 2008
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder. Audacity allows you to:
• Record live audio;
• Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs;
• Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV, or AIFF sound files;
• Cut, copy, splice, or mix sounds together;
• Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
For a complete list of Audacity features, go to this link: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about/features.
In the help section of the Audacity website (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/), you will find links to a complete user manual and the Audacity Wiki, which provides step-by-step tutorials on how to use audacity. (A wiki is a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content.)
To download your free copy of Audacity, go to the following website: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/. On this page, you can choose to download Audacity 1.2 (this is a stable version made for all users) or Audacity 1.3 (this is a beta version, which means it is a newer version that’s still being tested. It is only recommended for advanced users of Audacity.)