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Audacity: Importing Audio Files

Audacity, Version: 2.3.2. Be aware that different versions of Audacity will vary in appearance and functionality. Full Guide: View/Download


Audio files such as background music, sound effects, and recordings, need to be imported into the project in order to be incorporated and edited. 

To import an audio file:
  1. Navigate to File > Import > Audio.
  2. Locate the file, which should be stored in the folder created during New Project Setup & Saving.
  3. Click “Open.” The imported file will be added to its own track.


See Audacity: Editing Audio for instructions on editing audio.

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Keywords:Audacity, workshop, software, production, guide, editing, audio, importing, music, sound effects   Doc ID:86086
Owner:Misty B.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2018-09-27 12:09 PDTUpdated:2019-08-01 12:09 PDT
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