Audio editing software is used to create podcasts, prepare materials for lecture and for the creation of multimedia materials. ITS offers limited support for the freeware application, Audacity. Audacity is a full featured, open-source audio editing and capture program. Audacity is an excellent solution for capturing, editing and exporting audio for the creation of podcasts. Audacity features multi-track recording and advanced audio filters.

To use Audacity, a microphone will be required. Audio files that are compatible with Audacity include .aiff, .wav, .mp3., .ogg, .au. The LAME MP3 encoder will be required to export audio files into the MP3 format.

Audacity workshops are offered throughout the year. One on one assistance can also be obtained by contacting Digital Media Services at 274-5700 or by sending an e-mail to

Labs and eClassrooms

Audacity is not available in the public labs or eClassrooms.