How to Download Audacity software to your computer. It’s free.
Go to this web site: https://www.audacityteam.org/download/
You’ll see the instructions for downloading the software to a PC and a Mac.
How to Use Audacity to record and edit and complete memoirs:
This part of the training will require patience and perseverance.
If you have never used editing software or if you are a bit scared when you look at the software and think, “no way, I can’t do this!’ then please, feel the fear but do it anyway!
Take your time. You don’t have to learn this all at once. Go at your own pace. But go…forward.
Start working through the manuals and tutorials listed below.
Audacity has an excellent manual and tutorials here: https://manual.audacityteam.org/
Read through the manual and do the tutorials. Don’t worry if you get confused, there are more tutorials to help you.
We suggest doing about 15 minutes at a time.
Take a break and do another 15 minutes when ready.
There are great tutorials, in You Tube, to show you how to use Audacity to edit your recordings.
These are Basic Tutorials:
This Tutorial has Tips for Using Audacity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWFvG1-AmNk
And this one gives you more Advanced tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHe_Og-yEow
Exporting your memoir:
Once you have finished editing your client’s memoir, you should export it to MP3 format.
Watch this video to see how to do it:
This format is widely compatible with most if not all audio software.