This course introduces you to the free Audacity audio editing tool. It provides you with the essential how-to's so that you can start recording, editing and publishing your audio projects quickly and easily. You will learn where to download Audacity and the LAME MP3 encoder; how to import and play an audio file; record your own audio; cut, copy & paste your recording; remove noise; reduce or amplify the volume; generate sound effects and silence; add and edit new tracks; export an MP3 file; and save your project file. This course is specifically designed for new users. Each lecture is carefully sequenced to guide you through your skills development from zero to hero!