Step 2: Double click on the downloaded installer and follow the on-screen instructions for installation.
Step 3: To enable audio file export in MP3 format, it is crucial that the LAME plugin be downloaded and installed f-rom http://lame1.buanzo.com.ar (Remember to download the .exe file for installation on Windows computers).
Sound files can be opened in various ways in Audacity. Following are two easiest methods.
Method 1: Drag the appropriate sound file and d-rop it into the Audacity window.
Method 2: Click File -> Open, then browse to the appropriate file and click Open.
To open multiple sound files at the same time in one Audacity window (for the purpose of equalizing pitches or merging these files, etc.), just drag and d-rop the files one by one into the Audacity window. These files will then be arranged vertically.
There are two different options for saving Audacity sound files.
Option 1 - Saving for future editing: Click File -> Save Project As, and then name the file in the .aup format (only readable in Audacity).
Option 2 – Saving for later listening or disc burning: Click File -> Export. Name the file in the format of personal preference (mp3, wma, wav, ogg, flac, etc.), then click Save.
Sound parts can be se-lected by simply highlighting the corresponding parts. Editing can then take place normally. To edit a whole sound file in Audacity, just highlight that whole file (which can be done with steps similarly to those in MS Word).
Highlight the sound part to be edited, then click Effect -> Amplify. Move the sliding bar to the right to make the sound louder and to the left to make it softer. Click Preview to check if the volume of the sound part is satisfactory. If yes, tick the “Allow clipping” box and click OK to complete.
6.2. Copying, cutting, pasting and deleting a sound part
Highlight the sound part to be edited, then
6.3. Changing the speed of a sound part
Highlight the sound part to be edited, then click Effect -> Change Speed. Move the sliding bar to the right to make the speed faster and to the left to make it slower. Click Preview to check if the speed of the sound part is satisfactory. If yes, click OK to complete.
6.4. Some other sound effects
Step 1: To merge sound files, it is first of all necessary to open all those files in the same Audacity window, which can be done by dragging and d-ropping them one by one in the correct order.
Step 2: After all the files to be merged have been opened in the same window, click the Time Shift Tool so that individual sound files can be moved to the right positions.
Step 3: Point the cursor to each sound file; keep pressing the left side of the mouse and move that sound file to the desired position. Repeat this step with the rest of the files in the Audacity window. Once merged, the positions of the original sound files will remain exactly as arranged.