AMM: Audacity 4: Using Effects in Audacity

  1. Open Audacity
    1. Start/ Progams/ Audacity [DOC: Audacity ICON]{Go/Applications/Audacity}
  1. Open the following file:
    1. 4Students/Out/ThompsonPa/Music_Computers/Digital Exercises/ex1-1644
  1. Duplicate this file onto 3 other tracks.
    • You should then have 4 tracks with the same file.
  2. Apply a different "effect" to each track.
  • "Mute" the other 3 tracks, so you are only listening to one track.
  • Highlight the entire track.
    • It will have a gray background.
  • Select an "effect."
    • Effect
  • Adjust the parameters of the effect.
    • You may select "Preview" to hear the effect applied to a small part of the track.
  • Click "OK" to apply the effect the whole track.
  • Repeat for the other tracks using a different effect for each track.
    • Try to experiment with different effects and with the parameters, to get a good understanding of your effects.
  1. Using a word processor write a brief description of what each effect does to the original track.
    • Try to use your own words to describe what happens to the music and to the sounds.
  2. Save each track as an individual .wav file.
    • Select the track.
      • File/Export Selection.
    • Name the file with your name and the effect.
      • ie. "fredGverb.wav"
  3. Create a folder and put the .wav files, and your word processor file into the folder.
  4. Hand the folder as your name into:
    • 4Students/In/ThompsonPa/Music_Computers/Audacity4