How to Use Audacity: Step-by-Step Tutorials

Here is a beginner’s guide on how to use Audacity, the free audio editing software. These Audacity tutorials will show you how to record and edit audio like a pro.

Audacity is a free and open-source digital audio editor and recording software, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Related: Learn Music Production Online – 2 Months Free

How to Use Audacity

How to Use Audacity - Free Audacity Tutorials

1. Audacity Overview

Here is an introduction to using the Audacity audio editing software.


2. How to Install Audacity

This tutorial will show you how to install Audacity on a Windows computer.

Download ProgramDownload for Mac OS


3. Audacity User Interface

In this tutorial you will learn about the Audacity interface.


4. Recording & Editing Audio

This tutorial shows the basics of using Audacity to record and edit audio.


5. How to Import Audio

The video shows you how to import and play an audio file using the Audacity software.


6. Removing Background Noise

By using Audacity, you can easily remove background noise from your recording.


7. Removing Pop Sounds

This tutorial shows how to remove unwanted pops and clicks in your audio.


8. Working With Multiple Tracks

This tutorial shows you how to work with multiple tracks in Audacity.


9. Removing Breathing Sounds

This tutorial shows you two ways on how to remove unwanted breathing sounds.


10. Audio Normalization

This tutorial will show how to add normalization to your audio.


11. Audio Equalization

Adding Audacity effects to a vocal track is easy. Adding the Audacity equalizer can help improve the sound of your tracks dramatically.


12. Applying Effects

This Audacity tutorial shows you how to add, tweak, and double up effects like fades and volume amplification to your audio tracks.


13. Envelope Tool

This video shows you how the Audacity envelope tool works, and how it can be used to adjust the volume of your audio recordings.


14. Compressor

The compressor effect is a wonderful tool to bring down the spikes in your audio without reducing the softer parts.


15. Installing Lame Mp3 Encoder

This tutorial will show how to install an lame MP3 encoder to be able to export MP3 files.

LAME for Audacity


16. Recording A Podcast

Here is a video tutorial on how to use Audacity to record a podcast.


17. Export Audio

This tutorial walks you through the process of exporting an audio file using Audacity software


Additional Beginner Guides

I hope you found this beginner’s guide on how to use Audacity helpful.

Please don’t forget to share this article.

Mark V. at Hip Hop Makers

Written By Mark V.

Hip Hop Makers is a music production website that launched in 2008 to teach music lovers how to make music, sell beats, and make money from music.

One Comment

Leave a Reply
  1. Cannot export audio recording as in previous Audacity version, option under File greyed out . Appears may not use Audacity AT ALL as before.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *