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You might need to change the default settings in Audacity. This is to ensure that all our recordings are as technically uniform as possible.
 
You might need to change the default settings in Audacity. This is to ensure that all our recordings are as technically uniform as possible.
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# Open the Preferences Dialog Box: '''Edit''' > '''Preferences''' (or Ctrl + P)
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# Under the '''Audio I/O''' tab:
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## Select your input and output devices. (Microphone and speakers)
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## Select '''1 (Mono)''' in the '''Channels''' drop-down menu.
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# Under the '''Quality''' tab:
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## Check that the '''Default sample rate''' is '''44100 Hz'''
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## Change '''Default sample format''' to '''16 bit float'''
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# Under the '''File Formats''' tab:
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## '''Uncompressed Export Format: WAV (Microsoft 15 bit PCM) '''
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## (If you are using Audacity 1.2.6, under <b>MP3 Export Setup</b>, select <b>Bit Rate</b> of <b>128</b>; click <b>Find Library</b> and locate and select the Lame encoder you saved:
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::: * '''PC''': in your <i>Programs</i> Folder, find the <i>Audacity</i> folder, and select the <i>lame_enc.dll</i> file
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::: * <b>Mac</b>: in your <i>Applications</i> Folder, find the <i>Audacity</i> folder, and select the <i>LameLib</i>; press OK.)
  
 
== Test ==
 
== Test ==

Revision as of 22:13, 13 February 2009

This is a guide on how to install Audacity.

Download and Install

(The steps below are a short outline. For a more complete tutorial, please check out this guide.)

  1. Download and install the Audacity software from this page: Audacity Sourceforge Download
  2. Download the lame mp3 encoder (instructions included).
    1. Install the Lame encoder. Please follow the instructions on this page


Note: It is recommended to download both the stable version and the Beta version. The main advantage to the Beta is that it offers a much improved noisecleaning effect. Some readers use the stable version to record, and the Beta to apply noisecleaning. Other readers will use the Beta for everything.


Configure

You might need to change the default settings in Audacity. This is to ensure that all our recordings are as technically uniform as possible.

  1. Open the Preferences Dialog Box: Edit > Preferences (or Ctrl + P)
  2. Under the Audio I/O tab:
    1. Select your input and output devices. (Microphone and speakers)
    2. Select 1 (Mono) in the Channels drop-down menu.
  3. Under the Quality tab:
    1. Check that the Default sample rate is 44100 Hz
    2. Change Default sample format to 16 bit float
  4. Under the File Formats tab:
    1. Uncompressed Export Format: WAV (Microsoft 15 bit PCM)
    2. (If you are using Audacity 1.2.6, under MP3 Export Setup, select Bit Rate of 128; click Find Library and locate and select the Lame encoder you saved:
* PC: in your Programs Folder, find the Audacity folder, and select the lame_enc.dll file
* Mac: in your Applications Folder, find the Audacity folder, and select the LameLib; press OK.)

Test