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the corresponding symbolism for the components) Using a lab computer: a. Connect the microphone to the microphone input on the front of the machine. b. Connect the headset to the headset symbol on the front of the machine. IMPORTANT: The ‘funky breakfast’ wav file will not play unless your headphones are plugged in! If you have issues, restart the web browser you are using AFTER you’ve plugged your headphones in. Then open the ‘funky breakfast’ wav file. 2
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IST 195 Lab #6 Part 4: Working with Audacity Step 1: Starting Audacity From your Start Menu, select All Programs Audacity. You should see a screen that looks similar to this: Step 2: Generating a Click Track To begin using Audacity, the first thing you should to do is create a click track. When musicians record a song, they often begin by recording a click track. This track is used to set the timing for the recorded music tracks. In Audacity, a click track is created as a stream of sound on its own track. In the main toolbar, click “Generate”, and then choose “Click Track”. a. You will see a dialog box that will allow you to determine tempo (beats per minute) of the audio clip, number of beats per measure (bar) and the number of measures (bars) in you audio file, amongst many other selections. 3
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IST 195 Lab #6 Note: You can experiment with tempo and beats per measure to get a sense for how they affect your song. b. Change the number of measures (bars) to 8 so that you create a smaller file. You can leave temp and beats per measure at their defaults. c. After clicking OK, you will see a new track on the screen filled with the beats d. You can now play your click track by pressing the green play button. While playing, you can stop, pause, rewind, or fast forward at any time. e. Next you want to change the name of your tempo track. To do this click the drop down arrow next to the words “Audio Track” (to the left of the track you just created) and in the drop down list, select “Name”. This will allow you to rename your audio track. a. A dialog box will open up, replace the contents of the name with your desired name and then hit OK to save. a.i. You can verify that this was done correctly by looking at where the words “Audio Track” used to be, you should now see the name you just assigned the track. 4
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IST 195 Lab #6 f. Save your work. Press the stop button if the track is playing, and save your Audacity project in the folder you created earlier on the desktop, by clicking File Save Project As.
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  • Fall '08
  • Staff
  • Digital audio, Audio file format, WAV, Audacity, click track

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