Audacity: Edit & Improve Audio Files

Learn several professional audio editing techniques using audacity to improve your sound.
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  • Lectures 31
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

"Audacity Tutorial: Learn How to Edit Audio Files" is a quick crash course that teaches the fundamentals of editing audio in Audacity in an easy to understand format.

After completing the course you will have a great understanding of:

  • What Audacity is
  • How to navigate and operate the software
  • How to edit audio files
  • How to edit audio from video footage
  • How to fix bad audio
  • How blend audio with music
  • Various audio formats
  • The proper settings to get the best quality
  • And more!

You will now be able to offer high quality audio for podcasts, udemy courses, tedex,  speeches, sermons, and more with these professional editing techniques!  Stop wasting your valuable time searching the internet for the right material and get everything you need to edit and improve audio files easily in Audacity in this step by step tutorial course!

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"Good course. Very informative info. All vids are downloadable, which is always a big plus to me. Well worth it..." - Reggie Spigner

"The course was well explained and the instructions and demonstrations were easy to follow. I was able to chop up and edit sounds in Audacity as I followed this course very easily. The instructor is a nice down to earth and real guy and seems to really want to help people improve their skills. This course is recommended for beginners looking to learn how to use Audacity for their projects." - A L

"Joseph is such a great instructor. He comes across well- very likeable and explains things step by step. I have just started a new career doing voiceovers and what I learned in this course has been invaluable. Recommended." - Business Divas Academy

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What are the requirements?

  • No experience is needed. You only need a computer and an internet connection to download Audacity for free, which I show you how in this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Blend music and vocal tracks
  • Create podcast styled lectures
  • Edit and improve audio in Audacity

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is best suited for beginners and those looking to brush up on their audio editing skills
  • This course is not for those looking for an extensive audio editing course. We only cover the basics here but rest a sure you will have more than enough information to create professional audio projects

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Section 1: Welcome to the course

This lecture covers what's in each section of the course and will give you an expectation of what you will be able to do after completion.

Section 2: What is Audacity?

After completing this lecture you will understand the functionality and benefits of using Audacity to edit audio files.


After completing this lecture you will know how to find all the tools and navigate with in Audacity.


After completing this lecture you will be able to comfortably navigate within Audacity and quickly find the main tools needed to edit and enhance audio

Assignment 1
Section 3: Common audio editing techniques

After completing this lecture you will be able to import various audio files and create both stereo and mono tracks


After completing this lecture you will know what the "cut" tool does and how it's used in Audacity.


Learn the proper way to separate audio files


Learn how to join audio files in Audacity.


After completing this lecture you will be able to add the skill of copying and pasting audio files in Audacity.


After completing this lecture you will know the difference between trimming and silencing audio in Audacity.


After completing this lecture you will be able to use this audio editing technique to blend files together.

Assignment #2
Section 4: Step by step instructions to improving bad audio

After completing this lecture you will be able to remove annoying background noise in just a few clicks in Audacity.


After completing this lecture you will have a basic understanding of equalization and how to use the eq effect to remove the "p sound" in audio files.


After completing this section you will know how to properly permanently increase the loudness of your music or audio file without destroying the quality.

Section 5: Applying what you learned in the real world

View (part 1) of a practical application example of me using the audio editing techniques in Audacity to create a podcast lecture with blended music and talking audio.


View (part 2) of a practical application example of me using the audio editing techniques in Audacity to create a podcast lecture with blended music and talking audio.


Learn how to turn your finished project into an mp3 or wav file. You will also learn to input background information such as: the name of the project, author, and track in each file you export.


Hear the finished result!

Section 6: Editing bad audio from video footage (fix udemy course audio)

We will cover how to locate the video footage on your computer, import the video into windows movie maker, and export only the audio from the video footage so you can edit it in Audacity.


We will walk through the process of using a free online audio converter to convert the audio file from a m4a to wav file so we can import it into Audacity.


We will go over a practical example on how to use two effects used earlier in this course to edit audio.


We will continue the audio editing process and make several adjustments to the file before exporting it.


Learn to import the newly edited audio file, mute the old file, and make sure everything is lined up properly so that the audio matches what's happening in the footage.


Here we will continue to look at ways to pair the new audio file with the video footage (The quick simple way).


Listen to an example of the audio file before and after we edited it for video using Audacity.

Section 7: Understanding file types for the best quality

After watching this lecture you will have a better understanding on the different type of audio files.

Bit Rate Explained

We will dive into a deeper explanation on topics such as: samples per second (44.1khz vs 48khz), audio formats, and more...

Putting what you just learned to the test!

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Instructor Biography

Joseph Evans, Learn How to Make Better Music!

Joseph Evans Jr better known as EVAJ MUSIC is an ASCAP Accredited Music Producer, Composer, & Songwriter. His music is licensed to several major networks such as MTV, VH1, TruTV, Bravo, on shows such as "Real Housewives", "Love & HipHop Atlanta", "Fuse News", "Hardcore Pawn", and "Guy Court". He has also worked with several independent artists over the past 10 years.  

He is a Full Sail Graduate and an active NARIP Member. Currently residing in Atlanta, GA. Joseph is actively pursuing licensing opportunities in film, television, games, and advertising.    

"Enroll in one of my 17 courses on topics such as: Logic Pro X, GarageBand, Audacity, Music Production, Mixing, and Music Theory and learn what it takes to develop your craft and polish your music." - Joseph

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