Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to:

  • Record live audio.
  • Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
  • Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.
  • Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
  • Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
  • And more!


1.  Download Audacity here

2.  Download LAME MP3 Encoder here  (producing your audio project as an MP3 file for submission and playback)

3.  Audacity Wiki with Tutorial and Tips

4.  Additional Basic Audacity Instructions

5.  Recording Audio from the Web (Ex. background sounds and music)


6.  A good overview of editing multiple tracks to create a simple production