Remember to save your file before you begin a new project!
File> Save Project As
The red record button starts recording.
The blue pause button pauses recording (click again to continue).
The yellow stop button stops recording.
Play back audio
Click the green play button to hear recorded or imported audio.
The skip to start button returns you to the beginning of the audio.
The selection tool allows you to position the playback head wherever you want to start playing the audio.
Isolate an audio track by pressing the solo button.
Import audio file
Drag and drop the audio file from your computer into the Audacity window.
File > Import Audio
Reposition audio clips
Select the time shift tool.
Click and hold the clip. Move on track and release where you want it.
Select a portion of a clip for editing
Use the selection tool.
Select the portion of the clip you want to remove. Click, drag and release. Selection will be highlighted.
To delete a portion of the clip, simply hit delete on your keyboard.
To move a portion to a new track, go to Edit > Clip Boundaries > Split New. The selection will be moved to a new track below. Reposition the new clip by using the time shift tool.
Export finished audio as an mp3
Click File > Export.
Select mp3 as the file format.
Tutorial based on Kent State University/University Libraries' Audio Production Tutorials: Audacity