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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • This course is designed for people looking for a complete knowledge of the Audacity software.
  • No audio experience is required
  • Students looking for to use Audacity as their main workstation for production should take this course.

What you’ll learn: 

  • Use Audacity for Production, Recording, and Editing
  • Generate sounds for synthesis and Sound Design
  • Record live sound on a laptop


  • The Audacity software is required to take this course. Audacity is free, and available for Mac, PC, or Linux. To download, follow this link:

In this comprehensive class we will learn the ins and outs of the powerful, open-source, and FREE software Audacity. Audacity allows for recording, editing, mastering, and mixing, and is a versatile tool for any aspiring or professional producer looking for an inexpensive way to produce high-quality tracks.

We will focus on the strengths of the program and look at its editing features, tools, and sample-level manipulation options. Use built-in techniques to generate new sounds through manipulation and synthesis. Explore Audacity’s built in analysis tools for an overview of Mastering techniques.

J. Anthony Allen is an Ableton Certified Trainer, and a PhD in Music Composition and master of Electronic Sounds. His music has been heard internationally in film, radio, video games, and industrial sound, as well as the concert hall and theater. He currently acts as an adjunct professor of composition at the University of St. Thomas, Macphail Academy of Music, and the CEO of Slam Academy in Minneapolis.

Praise for other classes by J. Anthony Allen:

“Dr Allen does it again with his music theory for electronic musicians series. This course really opened up everything I learned from the 1st section and now I understand more about the composition side of things for music. I highly highly recommend this course to anyone!!! Really opened my eyes to many things I wasn’t aware of.”

“The Best Teacher ever, who makes you understand the ins & outs of Music Theory by all mean without giving what you don’t want to know.”

“I have never had any formal training in music at all. Trying to learn all the notes and how everything translated was a serious challenge. After going thru this class, Dr. J has totally brought down the barriers. The content was very useful and was easy to grasp for me.”

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge about the Audacity software.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn more about the Audacity software.

Course Curriculum

1h 59m

Section 1 - What is Audacity?
Welcome & Overview 00:00:00
Background: Who Owns Audacity? 00:00:00
What Can You Do With Audacity? 00:00:00
Versions 00:00:00
Setup: Getting Configured Correctly 00:00:00
Some Audio Stuff To Know 00:00:00
Section 2 - Working With Audacity: Getting Started
Importing Audio 00:00:00
Generating Audio 00:00:00
Recording Audio 00:00:00
Basic Audio Controls 00:00:00
Audio Track Options 00:00:00
Section 3 - Editing Audio In Audacity
Cut/Copy/Paste – Just Like Text! 00:00:00
Adding A Second Track 00:00:00
The Time Shift Tool 00:00:00
Automation: The Envelope Tool 00:00:00
The Draw Tool: Sample-level Editing! 00:00:00
Section 4 - Effects
The Effects Menu 00:00:00
Amplify 00:00:00
Changing The Pitch 00:00:00
Changing The Speed 00:00:00
Changing The Tempo 00:00:00
Fade In & Fade Out 00:00:00
Section 5 - Analysis Tools
Plot Spectrum 00:00:00
Find Clipping 00:00:00
Silence Finder 00:00:00
Beat Finder 00:00:00
Section 6 - Bounce/Export Settings & Options
AUP Files 00:00:00
AIFF/WAV Settings 00:00:00
Mp3 Files: The Weird Thing About Making Mp3s 00:00:00
Section 7 - Final Thoughts
Bonus: Noise Removal Techniques In Audacity 00:00:00
For Your Further Consideration… 00:00:00
Thanks & Bye! 00:00:00

Course Reviews


3 ratings
  1. Thanks for making this understandable & doable!


    I thought this would be way beyond me, but I have it downloaded, and definitely found and think I can master some great tools that will help me with using music- which I have permission to use to go along with some video projects.

  2. Anonymous

    Good DAW starter


    Easy to follow and information-packed

  3. Anonymous

    Great Course for Working with Audacity


    I had just started working with Audacity for Voiceover recording and editing and this course was right on time to explain some of what Audacity provides to help me navigate the program. The instructor was clear, concise and covered way more than I had expected. I only wish he did an advance or intermediate on Audacity, however, I think what he provided for me will more than help me use this tool effectively. Thanks for providing this course.

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