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					Audacity

Main Buttons:

Record: Click to start recording sound from microphone.
Stop: Click to stop recording sound or stop playing the sound.
Pause: Click to pause the recording or sound.
Play: Click to play the sound.
Rewind: Click to go back to the start of the sound.
Fast Forward: Click to go to the end of the sound.

Tools:

Selection Tool: Use the selection tool to select parts of the soundtrack or the whole
sound. Once a part of the sound is selected effects can be added to it.
Envelope Tool: Allows you to freely manipulate the volume of the sound.
Draw Tool: Lets you freely change the wave height of the sound to change how it
sounds.
Zoom Tool: Allows you to zoom in and out of the sound waves to manipulate the
sound easier.
Time Shift Tool: Allows you to change where certain sound waves are located on the
timeline.
Multi-Tool Mode: Allows you to use the Draw Tool, Envelope Tool, and the
Selection Tool all together.

Effects:

Amplify: Lets you to increase or decrease the height of the sound waves. This makes
the sound louder or softer depending on how you change the amplification. If the new
peak amplitude is lower than normal the sound will sound softer. If it is higher than
normal the sound will sound louder.
Bass Boost: It increases the bass of the sound. Frequency determines how much you
can boost the sound with the boost parameter. Boosting the sound will increase the
height and width of the sound waves.
Change Pitch: Changing the percentage of pitch will modify the width of the wave to
make the sound lower or higher. Lowering the percentage will make the sound very
low and heavy and increasing the percentage will make the noise sound squeaky and
high.
Change Speed: Changing the speed will increase or decrease the width of the
selected sound wave. Increasing the speed will make the selected sound wave smaller
to make the sound faster. Decreasing the speed will increase the width of the selected
sound wave and it will make the sound play slower.
Change Tempo: Changes the speed at which the sound is played but will not change
the pitch, like the Change Speed does. Increasing the tempo will once again make the
sound be played quicker and decreasing the tempo will make the sound be played
slower.
Click Removal: Increasing or decreasing this will make the very high sounds sound
better.
Compressor: This tool can be used to change the height of the sound waves in a more
organized and accurate way by changing the threshold and ratio. Threshold will
change the curve and ratio will change the height of the bar.
Echo: The echo tool lets you create one or several echoes for selected parts of the
sound in the sound wave. Increasing or decreasing the factors in the echo toolbar will
change the amount of echo you hear or how fast they are played.
Equalization: This tool lets you change the height of the sound waves by lowering or
increasing the height of the bar. The Load Predefined Curve button lets you create
dots on the bar to not just increase or decrease the height of the whole bar but
particular pieces of it. The Clear button will change the bar back to its original state.
Fade In: Simply clicking this button will decrease the height of the sound waves
towards the beginning automatically.
Fade Out: Simply clicking this button will decrease the height of the sound waves
towards the end automatically.
FFT Filter: This tool is similar to the Equalization tool. It shows you a bar which you
can manually moderate to change the sound.
Invert: Simply clicking

				
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