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Audacity is a free and open-source digital audio editor and audio recording application available for Windows, macOS, Linux. The software is easy to use and to install and provides advanced features such as multi-track recording, sound effects, and filters.

Why Use Audacity?

  • Audacity is available for free and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS, and Linux operating systems.
  • Audacity supports multi-track editing, allowing the layering of audio tracks for sound effects, background music, and multiple speakers.
  • Audio can be recorded directly into Audacity using microphones connected to a computer, or imported from other sources.
  • A wide variety of audio effects and tools including noise reduction, equalization, and reverberation are included.

How to Add Audacity to Your Course

Audacity can be downloaded from Audacity is available to use in the Digital Learning Lab. The Digital Learning Lab can also help you develop course projects involving multimedia tools and conduct workshops for your class.

Additional Resources:

  • The McGraw Digital Learning Lab provides hands-on support for Audacity and other audio editing tools.
  • The DLL also operates an audio room with hardware and acoustic treatments for higher quality recordings.
  • Tutorial courses are available for free to Princeton faculty, staff, and students through LinkedIn Learning.
Posted by April 28, 2020