Audacity: The Worlds Best Free Audio Editing Software for Creating Podcasts for Your Website

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author/source: Miles Galliford

Audacity: The World's Best Free Audio Editing Software for Creating Podcasts for Your website


Adding voice and audio to your website will greatly enhance its appeal.

As more webmasters add audio and video, so internet users will come to expect it on good content websites.

The good news is recording audio is easy to do.

You can make the audio stream off the page or you can have it available as a downoad for an iPod or similiar device (podcast).

Audio can be used for presenting news, interviews, recordings of seminars, on-site features and much more.

So how do you get started?

The software we use is Audacity. It is free and can be downloaded from Sourceforge (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/).

The three videos below explain how to install the software and do basic editing.

In addition to Audacity all you need is a basic microphone and a computer with a sound card.  The microphone that I use is


Video 1 - How to Install Audacity

(source: http://someaudioguy.blogspot.com)

This video takes you through the step-by-step process of downloading Audacity onto your computer and adding an important feature called Lame which enables you to create MP3 files.







Video 2 - How to Do Basic Recording and Editing 

 (source: kpruitt http://dasdtips.blogspot.com)

This video takes you through the step-by-step process of recordingdownloading Audacity onto your computer and adding an important feature called Lame which enables you to create MP3 files.







Video 3 - Further Basic Editing

This video repeats some of what has been said in video 2 but also shows you how to remove background noise. This is a very useful tip.