Are you looking for an audio editing application that allows you to “clean up” some recordings you have made with your smartphone or to quickly mix two pieces of music? If you don't intend to spend any money and aren't ready to turn to complex professional software yet, I highly recommend installing Audacity.
In case you've never heard of it, Audacity is one of the best free audio editing programs. It is compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux and is distributed under an open source license. Its interface is extremely intuitive (completely translated into Italian) and therefore can be used without any problem even by those who are new to this type of software; the important thing is to take some free time and consult the themed tutorials that are online, primarily on this blog.
What else are you waiting for? Run to download Audacity on your computer and install it following the instructions I'm about to give you. You will be amazed by the incredible potential of this software and the many filters it includes: you can have fun using them to edit any audio file in a few clicks. Below you will find all the information you need to make the most of all its functions. Good fun!
Audacity Italiano – Download
The first step you need to take to download Audacity italiano on your PC is to connect to the program's website and click on the item first Download Audacity xx and then Audacity for Windows e Audacity xx installer. If you are not using a Windows PC but a Mac, to download the program on your computer you must first click on Audacity for Mac OS X/macOS and then Audacity xx .dmg file.
When the download is complete, if you are using a Windows PC, open the Audacity installation package (audacity-win–xx.exe) and complete the setup by clicking on the button first Yes and then OK, forward four consecutive times, Install, Once again forward e end.
If you are using a Mac, to install Audacity on your computer you must open the dmg package you downloaded from the program's website and copy the folder Audacity which contains in the folder Applications say macOS.
When the operation is completed, to start Audacity for the first time, go to the Audacity folder that contains the application, right-click on its icon, select the item apri from the menu that appears and presses the button apri present in the window that opens. This will launch Audacity bypassing macOS lock for applications that come from non-certified developers. The operation is only necessary at the first start, then you can start the software by simply clicking on its icon.
How to Use Audacity
Once the installation process is complete, you can begin to familiarize yourself with the Audacity interface. At the top of the software window are the menus for controlling the fillet, the list of effects that can be applied to audio tracks and functions for generate silences, noises, etc. On macOS, the same menus are found at the top of the screen (in the menu bar) and not at the top of the application window.
Immediately below the menus (or at the top of the Audacity window if you're using a Mac) you find buttons to control the multimedia playback of the songs imported into the program (play, stop, pause, etc.) and to perform basic editing operations such as select o to shift audio tracks. Further on there are the graphs relating to the audio input and output (i.e. the songs played and the microphone being recorded) while further down there are the volume control bars, buttons for cut / paste portions of audio tracks and set the level of zoom of the graphs. In the last line of the toolbar there are menus to select the source of theincoming audio and audio output and to choose the number of audio channels to use (e.g. mono or stereo).
At the bottom of the Audacity window there are other drop-down menus: those for setting the frequency of the project in Hz and to set the start and end points of a selection. I know, at first glance they probably won't seem very useful or easy to use, but after a little practice the situation will change dramatically, I assure you.
Now let's take action and take a closer look at how to edit a file in Audacity. To import an audio file into Audacity, all you have to do is call the voice apri from the menu Fillet application and select the song to edit. If you want to create a new recording using the microphone that you connected to the PC (or the one included in the webcam) click on the button Rec. Easier than that?
You can learn more about the topic of recording audio files with Audacity by reading my guide dedicated to the topic, while as a next step I suggest you find out how to improve the recorded voice using the same software.
As already pointed out above, being Audacity italiano and graphically very intuitive it doesn't take a lot to understand how it works. However, let me suggest some tutorials in which I have illustrated some of its main "features" in great detail.
If you want to quickly learn how Audacity works, check out my guides on how to cut an audio file, how to equalize a song, how to layer two songs, how to mix vocals, how to slow down a song and how to remove vocals from a song. musical. They will surely come in handy.
Finally, if you want a general understanding of how the program works, take five minutes of free time and try to take a look at my tutorial on how to use Audacity: there you will find all the information you need to get started with this great audio editing software.
How to Create MP3 with Audacity
In conclusion, I want to underline one important thing: Audacity supports all major audio file formats (WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP2, MP3 and OGG) but to save songs in MP3 format after editing them, a free plugin called LAME MP3.
If you use a PC Windows, to download the Lame MP3 plugin on your computer, connected to this Web page and click on the item Lame_vxx_for_Windows.exe. Once the download is complete, start the executable Lame_vxx_for_Windows.exe and complete the installation of Lame MP3 by clicking on first Yes and then Next three consecutive times, install e Finish.
If you use a Poppy, to download the Lame MP3 plugin on your computer, connected to this Web page and click on the item Lame_Library_vxx_for_Audacity_on_OSX.dmg . When the download is complete, open the dmg package you just downloaded on your Mac, start the executable Lame Library vxx for Audacity.pkg contained in it and click on the button first apri and then Continue and then Install.
Then type the password of your user account on macOS (the one you use to log in to the system) and first click on Install software and then Close e Move to conclude the setup.
Mission accomplished! Now you can export any track edited in Audacity as an MP3 file by going to the menu File> Export Audio and selecting the voice File MP3 from the menu for selecting the output format (eg. Save eat on Windows).