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Moving to Free Software by Marcel Gagné

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Chapter 11. Audio Magic with Audacity

Unless you are in the audio editing business, Audacity is one of those programs that you aren’t sure you really need until you’ve used it once. Then it becomes a program you can’t live without. So, what is Audacity?

Audacity is a wonderful, easy-to-use, audio editing program. With it, you can record audio from a variety of sources, including a microphone—podcasts, anyone? You can use it to convert audio files into other audio formats. Take your old records or tapes, clean up the noise, and convert them to digital audio so you can burn them to CD. Edit, cut, copy, mix, add special effects, and splice sound sources to create new sounds. Audacity is a multitrack real-time audio editing system that can handle 16-, ...

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