Audacity Tutorial How to Save a WAV or MP3 File | Export Sound Format Tutorial





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Published on Jan 24, 2012

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This Audacity tutorial shows how to save an MP3.

To get started, drag and drop a file into Audacity for Audacity MP3 export. It can be an MP3 already if you like. Now go to the FILE menu and select EXPORT. At this point you will be asked the name of the artists, song, ect. You can put in whatever you like or just leave it out for now. Click OK.

Next you will give your file a name and choose the file type. You can choose WAV or MP3 (or many others for that matter). A WAV file will be a lossless sound file format. This means that the file is exactly the way it was recorded. This format has excellent sound quality, but it will be a large file. Great for professional recording projects, but not good for emailing. An MP3 is a compressed sound file format. A great deal of the sound data is deleted in order to make the file small. The result is a smaller file size with not that great sound quality. You choose what you need.

When you are exporting as an MP3 you may be asked for the LAME encoder. I have created another video on how to install the lame encoder. A link to the video is here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aL7e6... How to export in audacity

Audacity Tutorials
Audacity is a free, easy to use sound recorder and editor. Audacity may be simple to use, but very powerful in its features.

This series of easy lessons is meant to help solve the most common issues faced by musicians using Audacity to record their music.

Audacity is a great educational tool for use in the music room. There are countless exciting ways to use Audacity with your students.

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