How to Use Audacity


Digital Services Center

Need help using Audacity? Visit the Digital Services Center! We have 15 iMac workstations and staff available to answer any questions about software.


Digital Services Center
O'Leary Library (South Campus)

61 Wilder St., Lowell, Massachusetts 01854

Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday - 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday - CLOSED

Tel. 978-934-4557

Use Audacity to

  • Record live audio.
  • Record computer playback on any Windows Vista or later machine.
  • Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
  • Edit WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP2, MP3 or Ogg Vorbis sound files.
  • AC3, M4A/M4R (AAC), WMA and other formats supported using optional libraries.
  • Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
  • Numerous effects including change the speed or pitch of a recording.

For a complete list of features, click here

What Is Audacity?

Audacity is a free multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, and GNU/Linux.

Audacity running on Windows. Image by Audacity®

Audacity running on MAC OS X. Image by Audacity®

Access Audacity

Anyone can access Audacity by visiting the open source audio editor and recorder website.

Download Audacity

You can also use the software from any of the computers located at the Digital Services Center in O'Leary Library.