Audio Editing With Audacity

 Audacity is a free program that is an audio editor. That means you can create your own mixes of music, add your voice, add different music and make it sound the way you want it to.

You can get Audacity to use at home for free at this website:

Another great audio editor for use at home is Aviary. Aviary is an online editor. You do have to create an account and store you files online, but Aviary gives you more music clips to work with. Aviary is available at:

 Our first assignment will be to create a recording of you reading the preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America with music playing in the background

Step 1: Open Audacity and save the file in your H drive as:
Last_First_audio4B  (changes for your class)

Step 2: Get the Preamble of the Constitution here.

Step 3: Read the Preamble two or three times. You have to be able to read is slowly, very clearly and with some meaning.

Step 4: Use Audacity to record yourself reading the Preamble.

Step 5: Once you are satisfied with your recording of the Preamble, add in the music clips to play in the background. So we should hear your voice reading the Preamble with several different music clips playing in the background. All music for this project is in the Goodman_Tech folder, in a folder labeled Music.

Step 6: When the file is just right, export the file into a mp3. We will do this together in class.