Using Audacity/Recording using a microphone

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The basic element of an Audacity project is the track. A track is any audio recording or sound clip that you either record using a microphone into Audacity itself, or import into the program from an already existing file on your computer.

With Audacity open and a microphone plugged in and ready to go, click on the red Record button Audacity record.jpg on the Playback Control toolbar.

This will automatically open a new track in the Track window and commence recording. You should, if all is going well, see some red lines appear in the Meter toolbar - Audacity meter toolbar.jpg - indicating that recorded input is being received as well as some waveform appearing in the new track.

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Web Resources

See: Audacity: Recording with the Microphone ( video 0:52).