Audacity for Performers and Teachers

Every performer should be able to take a musical track and bend it to their will. This technical workshop will focus on the free audio editing application, Audacity. Here’s what you will lean how to:

  • install, update and launch the application
  • cut music
  • fade in and out
  • slice tracks together
  • add voice overs
  • apply effects

You will be shown the wonders of the label track and how Audacity can be a game changer as both a performer and teacher.

Here are download links and install instructions to be done BEFORE the course for audacity:

Main download link: https://www.audacityteam.org/download/

Windows: Download and install: https://github.com/audacity/audacity/releases/download/Audacity-3.1.3/audacity-win-3.1.3-64bit.exe

Also install the optional package: download https://lame.buanzo.org/FFmpeg_v2.2.2_for_Audacity_on_Windows_64bit.exe Left-click FFmpeg_v2.2.2_for_Audacity_on_Windows_64bit(1).exe to launch the installer (you can safely ignore any warnings that the “publisher could not be verified”). Read the License and accept it in order for the installation to proceed The installer will install the required files to C:\Program Files\FFmpeg for Audacity If Audacity was running when you installed FFmpeg, either restart Audacity or follow the steps to manually locate FFmpeg.

MacOS: Download and install: https://github.com/audacity/audacity/releases/download/Audacity-3.1.3/audacity-macos-3.1.3-Intel.dmg

Also install the optional package: https://lame.buanzo.org/ffmpeg_64bit_osx.pkg


About your instructor:

Hakan is a Pittsburgh based Belly Dancer and has been performing for over 10 years. He has traveled the country, performing from coast to coast. Hakan is a member of the Pittsburgh Velvet Hearts, and a long time member of Maria Hamer’s student troupes. And every time he has performed to prerecorded music, he has prepared it with Audacity.

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