Help with Audacity

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Hello, please would anyone be able to assist me? I am trying to use the Audacity application on my iMac. I have looked about for information on how to use this application but the information I have found has been very technical and as a beginner to editing audio I find it confusing. I am able to copy a pre-recorded file into the application but that is as far as it goes with my ability. If anyone knows of any step by step guide or other resource I can access I would very much appreciate it. Regards Karen

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Submitted by mehgcap on Monday, October 28, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
Hello, That depends on what you are trying to do. Apply effects to the audio? Apply effects to parts? Split a file? Re-encode a file? Move audio around? I'm not too experienced, but I know enough to do moderate editing, so perhaps I can offer some help. I just need to have a more exact idea of your goals.

Hello I am trying to learn how to edit audio I have recorded on my Zoom h2n. I would like to start with being able to fade at the beginning and end. I have no idea where to start as I have never done anything like this before. A lot of the material I have found make the assumption people have done some form of editing before! If you could assist I would be very grateful. Even if you could point me in the direction of where to look for podcasts for absolute beginners! Regards Karen