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Interlude 2: Downloading Audacity and using it to manipulate playalong tracks

Interlude 2: Downloading Audacity and using it to manipulate playalong tracks

This steps will show you how to download Audacity and use it to edit the playalong tracks you will be using. I think the latest version of Audacity allows you to manipulate mp3 sound files (the type I recommend you use for recording and sharing) directly without requiring Lame.

Audacity is free, open source software and is available on all major computing platforms, so you should be able to access it. The link is here:

http://www.audacityteam.org

The only exception is if you only have access to a tablet, not a laptop or desktop. In that case, you cannot use audacity, but here are some popular audio editors for mobile platforms:

If you need further help with Audacity, I would recommend looking at their excellent manual:

http://www.audacityteam.org/help/documentation/

In particular the introductory tutorial, Editing an Existing Audio File, is very good.

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