Audacity for beginners: pro audio recording and editing
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Audacity for beginners: pro audio recording and editing

Learn to record, trim, repeat and apply sound effects effectively. Produce the best mp3, WAV and FLAC files.
4.4 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
108 students enrolled
Created by Marco Galvan
Last updated 3/2015
Price: $20
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Record audio files with Audacity
  • The course covers all the fundamental tools for the most important audio editing tasks
  • Copy, trim, cut and paste audio regions
  • Use pro effects in audio: reverb, echo, EQ, etc.
  • Convert different kinds of audio files: wav to mp3, FLAC, etc.
  • Improve the quality of audio files, remove noise, clicks, pops, etc.
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  • Audacity software already installed
  • Computer speakers or headphones
  • Computer microphone (optional)

In this digital age, audio production has become a compulsory skill for anyone developing internet, entertainment and media content. In this sense, there are very good tools to accomplish this task. Audacity is the most popular, free, cross-platform and easy to use software for audio editing and recording. It has all the audio functions you would need for most projects.

With this course you will learn how to:

  • Record high quality audio files.
  • Trim, copy and repeat audio regions with confidence.
  • Apply professional effects: equalization, compression, reverb, echo, pitch shifting and many more!
  • Convert audio files from WAV and AIFF to FLAC, mp3, Ogg Vorbis and others.
  • Mix and render files and songs.
  • Remove clips and noises.

A complete and easy to follow course for audio editing and recording

This course has been designed to be a fast and easy way to get the work done, with practical and "to the point" examples and explanations. You will learn, step by step and in short lessons, the tricks that most audio professionals use everyday. Forget about tons of tutorials with mixed information and sources. This course was prepared by a very qualified and certified Audio Engineering instructor, with more that 10 years of teaching and program development experience. His former students now work for companies like: Sony Music, Televisa and there are even Grammy Award winners, so teaching quality is warrantied.


The course is based on common problems and how to solve them: how record audio, how equalize, how get rid of noise, how convert a file, etc. You will get the explanations and see how to do it step by step in Audacity. If you have further questions about a topic, you can ask the instructor anytime in the discussions area.

This is the ultimate course to learn all the foundations you need to record and edit digital audio, all in one complete course!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course can be useful to anybody who needs practical techniques in digital audio editing
  • Podcasters, instructors, DJ´s, musicians, video editors, web developers are welcome!
  • Media producers, internet radio and video game producers
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:05

An introduction to the course

Preview 02:05
Audio Editing
7 Lectures 34:40

In this lecture you will learn how to setup the software so you can work with it in an effective way.

Audacity Setup

You will learn how to import audio files and what kind of files are supported.

Preview 05:14

In this lecture you will be familiar with the interface and its zooming functions.

The Audacity's interface

You will understand how to trim, cut, copy and move audio regions.

Basic editing functions

In this lesson you will learn how to trim audio files and use de silence function.

Preview 03:12

You will understand how to change volume, split or merge to mono stereo files. You will know how to remove clips.

Advanced editing functions

You will learn how to convert a stereo file into a mono file in Audacity and to use the Multi-tool.

Mono - Stereo
Effects and processing
6 Lectures 30:32

You will understand how to make basic EQ adjustments to your audio.


You will be able to apply reverb effects.

Preview 04:08

You will be able to clean noisy recordings.

Noise removal

You will be able to raise the volume of your audio without distorting.

Compression and normalization

You will know some other not so used effects in Audacity.

Other special FX

You will learn how to convert different audio formats, from WAV to MP3 and many more.

File format conversion
1 Lecture 06:11

You will understand what is the recommended setup for recording.

Recording audio

Recording quiz
1 question
1 Lecture 00:34

Some final comments about Audacity.

About the Instructor
Marco Galvan
4.6 Average rating
197 Reviews
922 Students
7 Courses
Avid, Steinberg Certified Audio Engineer, Instructor

Marco Galvan has been active in the music and audio business for more than 15 years. He holds a B.Eng with a major in Acoustics from the National Polytechnic Institute. He is a professional musician, arranger and composer with studies at Berklee College of Music and he holds Certificates in Music Theory and Keyboard Performance from the ABRSM and Trinity College London. In the audio field, he studied at Alchemea College in London and holds several certifications like: Pro Tools User, Meyer Sound System Design, Nexo and DiGiCo operator among others.

Currently he is an Associate Professor at Anahuac University, with more than 10 years of teaching experience. Many of his former students currently work for companies like: Sony Music Entertainment (Grammy Award winner), Televisa, TV Azteca, OCESA, Meyer Sound; and for international latin artists like Emmanuel and Alexander Acha, performing in world-class events like Festival Viña del Mar.

Marco Galván ha estado activo en la industria de la música y el audio por más de 15 años. Tiene el grado de Ingeniero con especialidad en Acústica por el Instituto Politécnico Nacional. Es músico, arreglista y compositor profesional con estudios en Berklee College of Music y cuenta con certificados en Teoría Musical y Teclados por la ABRSM y el Trinity College London. En el terreno del audio cursó estudios en el Alchemea College de Londres y tiene diversas certificaciones como: Operador Pro Tools, Diseño de Sistemas Meyer Sound, Operador Nexo y DiGiCo entre otras.

Actualmente es profesor asociado en la Universidad Anáhuac, con más de 10 años de experiencia docente. Muchos de sus antiguos estudiantes trabajan para compañías como Sony Music (ganador de premio Grammy), Televisa, TV Azteca, OCESA, Meyer Sound; y  para artistas internacionales como Emmanuel y Alexnder Acha, actuando en eventos de clase mundial como el Festival Viña del Mar.