Audacity for Instructors and Podcasters - Audacity Mastery

Learn how to use Audacity to produce high quality audio content for your podcast or video tutorials
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 2 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

Do you have a video podcast?

Do you have a Youtube channel for your own videos?

Do you want your audience to have the best user experience when it comes to audio?

Do you want to drive more sales with your video content?

Do you want to edit your videos with quality open source software?

Do you want to learn how much quality and knowledge is packed into open source software?

Do you want to get the “feeling” to intuitively choose the right tools for your content?

Do you want to learn a ton of tricks for Audacity?

If your answer was YES to some of the questions, this course might be of interest to you.

Audacity is THE audio editing software of choice.

Even Udemy recommends it as high quality audio editing software. Besides the high quality of the product, it is open source = FREE!

You can use Audacity to edit the quality of your audio tracks.

That means you can:

  • remove background noise and other undesired noise types
  • add effects like fade in
  • put special emphasis on certain parts of your audio track
  • adjust your voice
  • make gender specific adjustments
  • change pitch and tempo
  • and much more

To put it in a nutshell: Audacity is extremely versatile and a MUST for anybody producing high quality video content.

When I created this course I put full emphasis on a structured and didactically sound way to gently show you how audio editing works. This course is especially suited towards Instructors and Podcasters – but anybody working with audio content can benefit a great deal of this course.

I think that audio editing is much like an art. There are no fixed rules. It is a very intuitive task which you will get better in every time you practice it. In this tutorial I will show you what can be accomplished with Audacity once have got the right feeling.

High quality audio content is paramount to video based information products like online tutorials. Without high quality audio, you might not even get published on some platforms like Udemy. Simply spoken, Audacity will lead you to more sales.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need an interest in audio editing
  • You will need a computer with Audacity
  • You will need material to practice the information I gave you in this course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • confidently use Audacity
  • identify which content is perfectly suitable for your info products and which content is beyond repair
  • add plenty of effects to your audio material
  • create high quality audio tracks for your videos

Who is the target audience?

  • If you have a video blog or a podcast, this course is for you!
  • If you create online courses or do online teaching with video on demand content, this course is for you!
  • If you create private videos and want your audio to be as clear as it gets, this course is for you!
  • If you want to upload high quality material on Vimeo or Youtube, this course is for you!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Set up
Important information before you start
1 page

You will hear some tips concerning hardwares:

  • finding the priorities.

Choosing the right mouth-mic distance can save your life - or at least you have much less to do with your recordings :)

  1. Some information about the program we are going to use.
  2. Downloading and installing the corresponding version.

Our first steps in Audacity:

  • quick walkthrough on the program's interface;
  • important settings.
Section 2: Finding your way in Audacity
  1. Proper ways to import existing data into Audacity.
  2. Tips for an efficient editing job.

How to record with Audacity:

  • features of the 'Transport Toolbar';
  • about the opportunities Audacity offers for recordings;
  • key combinations.


In this lecture we are going to learn more about the menu options of the individual audio tracks.


The Six Section Toolbox:

  • about the usage of the editing tools Audacity offers;
  • Selection Tool;
  • Time Shift Tool;
  • Zoom Tool;
  • Draw Tool;
  • Envelope Tool;
  • Multi Tool;
  • their shortcuts.

About the sound generating feature of the program. How to make custom sounds and noises for your projects.


Audacity offers many ways to save your work - In this lecture I'm going to show you how to use the popular ways.

  • Audacity project files;
  • uncompressed products;
  • how to produce MP3 file with Audacity.
Section 3: Effects

Let's dive deep in Audacity!

  • about the opportunities;
  • about the borders of sound editing;
  • useful tips.

In this video I'm going to show you how to

  • remove the frequent background noise from your recordings;
  • set up the 'Noise removal' properly;
  • get rid off additional noises.

Audacity offers multiple tools to change the quality of your recording's volume

  • which trick does not work;
  • track volume;
  • Amplify effect;
  • Normalize effect;
  • the Compressor;
  • the Hard Limiter;
  • the Envelope Tool.

Additional improvement on your audio to make it even more professional sounding.

  1. Fade In / Fade Out effects.
  2. Cross Fade In / Cross Fade Out effects.
  3. How to make proper cross fading effects.

Quality improvement tools for richer tone and better sounding.

  • definitions: Speed, Tempo, Pitch;
  • Change Speed;
  • Change Tempo;
  • Change Pitch;
  • Equalizer.
1 page

A graphic featuring the main characteristics of Audacity.

Check out your knowledge concerning Audacity's effects
5 questions

Download the .ZIP file

Third-party compressor for a professional result - part II.
Section 4: Workshop on audio improvement
How to separate an audio track from its video track
Section 5: Time saving
Key combinations

Leave messages for yourself or for your college/freelancer

  • how to use the Label Track;
  • how to edit while using it;
  • Sync Lock Track.

Make your work with audacity faster, and save time.

  • how to use the 'Chains' feature of Audacity
  • how to add new chains
  • how to edit chains
  • how to apply chains in various cases
Using noise removal in chains
2 pages

A list about the frequently used key combinations to make your work more efficient.

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Instructor Biography

Agnes Ferenczi, web designer, web developer, craftsman


I am Agnes.

If I ask my friends to describe me in one word, they most likely choose: versatile. Well, if you look at the things I love and do for a living, they seem to be right.

I work as a freelance web designer, video editor and create tutorials on a variety of topics like video editing, crocheting, and web design.

Udemy is the perfect platform to offer my knowledge. For example by visiting my crocheting course you can learn anything about crocheting that I learned over the last 10 years within 2 hours.

Or if you take my Audacity course you will learn all the tips and tricks I am using for the videos of my clients.

I like to help people. Creating online tutorials is a perfect way to do that. What can be more precious to be given to other people than knowledge accumulated over years?

You are invited to take a look at my courses and drop me a line if you have any questions.



Instructor Biography

R-Tutorials Training, Data Science Education

R-Tutorials is your provider of choice when it comes to analytics training courses! Try it out – our 30,000+ students love it.

We focus on Data Science tutorials. Offering several R courses for every skill level, we are Udemy's number one R training provider. On top of that courses on Tableau, Excel and a Data Science career guide are available.

All of our courses contain exercises to give you the opportunity to try out the material on your own. You will also get downloadable script pdfs to recap the lessons.

The courses are taught by our main instructor Martin – trained biostatistician and enthusiastic data scientist / R user.

Should you have any questions, you are invited to check out our website, you can open a discussion in the course or you can simply drop us a pm.

We are there to help you boost your career with analytics training – Just learn and enjoy.

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