Audacity is an audio editing and capture program, and is an excellent solution for capturing, editing, and exporting audio for the creation of podcasts or audio narrated PowerPoints. 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.