Introduction to Computer Music

Learning Audacity

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  1. Audacity logoWhat is Audacity?
    Audacity is free and open source software (FOSS) for audio editing/recording that is developed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems.
  2. Download Audacity
  3. Documentation
  4. Getting Started
  5. Help Features
  6. File Formats
  7. Effects, Generators, Analyzers and Tools
  8. Advanced
"Free" Sounds Effects
  1. BBC, Sound Effects Library –
  2. Free SFX –

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iZotope. 2020. "Understanding Spectrograms." iZotope Tips and Tutorials (April 3, 2020). Available online at: <>.

Seah, Daniel. 2021. "Audacity has been acquired by Muse Group, which also owns MuseScore and Ultimate Guitar: The popular recording and editing software will remain free." MusicTech (May 4th). Available online at: <>.

Updated: September 20, 2021

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