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Audacity® is free software used for recording and editing sounds. This tutorial covers instructions for downloading Audacity to your PC using Firefox. Note: If you use a different browser, wording and pictures may be slightly different.

  1. Go to the Audacity Web site at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/.
  2. Click the Download tab.
  3. Click the Audacity 1.2.6 installer link. Windows 7 users will need to download the 1.3.12 (Beta) version.
  4. Click Save File in the dialog box. Save the file where you wish.

  5. Click OK to open the executable file.

  6. Run the Audacity Setup Wizard by click Next.

  7. If you choose to launch Audacity, the interface will appear and you can begin recording.

Before recording, check your audacity audio settings to make sure that your recording and playback devices are selected:

  1. Click Preferences from the Edit menu.
  2. Click the Audio I/O tab.
  3. Select your recording and playback devices from the Playback Device and Recording Device drop down lists.
  4. Click OK.

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