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Getting started with Audacity 1.3 by Bethany Hiitola

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Setting the Audacity Preferences

Now that your project has a name and is saved on your computer, you need to set up the project so it will perform as expected when it is complete. You do this by setting up the project Preferences. Go to the main menu and select Audacity and then Preferences.

Note

When using a computer running the Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems, you can find the preferences in the main menu. Look for Preferences under enter the Edit or the File menu.

There are many options on this screen. The most crucial to your project are:

  • Devices
  • Quality
  • Import / Export

Select any one of the preferences to see the settings for that option.

Verifying playback and recording settings

On the Devices preferences screen, you want to pay attention ...

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