Welcome to The Audacity Bootcamp

The Audacity Bootcamp is an online school designed for podcasters and ACX audiobook narrators who use Audacity as their audio editing software. This short video explains in more detail, the courses offered in The Audacity Bootcamp.

Audacity, Step-by-Step


Are you ready to take your spoken word recordings to the next level? Do you use Audacity as your software of choice when recording spoken word audio? Then you've come to the right place. The Audacity Bootcamp is an on-line school designed for:

  • Podcasters
  • Podcast editors
  • Podcast producers
  • ACX audiobook creators

Through my on-demand video courses, I show you step-by-step how to make quality podcast and audiobook productions using Audacity. These courses are on-demand and self-paced and while I try to keep the videos short, they are packed with valuable information.

If you're looking for a deep dive into Audacity that goes beyond the usual basics of the program, you've come to the right place! My videos are comprehensive and will give you the skills and confidence you need so that you can record, edit, and produce exceptional podcasts and ACX audiobooks using Audacity.

My courses are self-paced and once you purchase one, it's yours for life. And every course comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

What Others Are Saying...


  • "Clear and to the point with great production value. Thanks for a great class!" -DN

  • "This is a fantastic course, and well produced, too! Great explanations of how AND why to use some of the tools. Thank you Mike Adams for all the work you have put into helping others with audio editing!" -TL

  • "This was a great course! Right to the point, super clear, professional and in details. Thank you very much, Mike! It was pleasure to learn from you." -Max

  • "This course is awesome. Great information, it makes you pay attention in everything you do while using Audacity. The course actually gives you new ideas. Thanks a lot!" -MCS

  • "As a teacher, I really appreciate a fellow teacher staying on task and sticking to the script. SO many other people would take twice as long to teach half as much. Good job!" -WR

  • "I have wanted to transition from being a general VA to a podcast manager but was so intimidated by audio editing. Mike does a great job explaining everything and I feel much more confident and ready to start reaching out to my ideal clients. I took so many notes throughout this course and love that I have it forever to refer back to. Thanks Mike!" -MW

For Podcasters...

Are you a podcast host, editor, or producer who uses Audacity as your audio recording and editing software? If so, The Audacity Bootcamp online school has courses designed specifically for you.

  1. Beginning Audacity: Step-by-Step (available now!)
  2. Intermediate Audacity: Step-by-Step (in production)
  3. Advanced Audacity: Step-by-Step (in production)

Each course uses Audacity versions later than 3.2.0 and each course builds toward the next, providing comprehensive instruction at the selected level, giving you the tools and knowledge to record, edit, and produce exceptional podcasts with confidence, using Audacity.

Additionally, audiobook narrators who use Audacity will find these courses invaluable as they provide in-depth and detailed instruction in the use of Audacity for spoken word content creation.

Beginning Audacity: Step-by-Step was published on 10/21/2022 and is live now and available for immediate enrollment.

The courses below are currently in production and will be release in the Fall and Winter of 2022/23. Each course is built around Audacity version 3.2 and higher. Here's what's ahead in the Audacity Bootcamp:

  • Intermediate Audacity: Step-by-Step
    (in production)
  • Advanced Audacity: Step-by-Step
    (in production)

For Audiobook Narrators...

Are you an ACX audiobook narrator, editor, or producer who uses Audacity as your audio editing software? Are you looking for hands-on training that will clearly explain topics like...

RMS Loudness

Room Tone

Noise Floor

Sample Rates

Bit Rate

ACX Requirements for MP3 Files

...while at the same time, showing you how to incorporate each of these requirements into your Audacity audiobook recordings? If so, I created my course, ACX Audiobook Production Using Audacity with you in mind. This course will give you the skills and confidence you need so you can produce exceptional audiobooks that will pass the stringent ACX requirements, using Audacity.

Meet Your Instructor

Hello! My name is Mike Adams and I created the courses you see here and I teach them.

While I have taught in several different venues over the years, I unintentionally stumbled into online video teaching a few years ago and I have since discovered it is one of my passions. I love doing what I do and what I do is teach others how to record, edit, and produce quality spoken word audio using Audacity!

In my opinion, excellent audio is the most important element in our content creations, whether video or audio. And I teach to that end.

My experience with digital audio production began in the mid-1990s using a pro audio software called Cakewalk, before turning my attention in more recent years to podcasting and ACX audiobook narration and production. If you're a podcaster or an audiobook narrator who uses Audacity as your software of choice, I think you're going to like what you see, hear, and learn in my online courses at Audacity Bootcamp.

Courses Currently In Production

The courses below are currently in production and will be released in the fall and winter of 2022/2023. I appreciate your patience!

Intermediate Audacity Step-by-Step


Designed for podcasters and spoken word content creators, Intermediate Audacity Step-by-Step picks up where the beginning course leaves off and takes the student further into the more advanced features and capabilities of Audacity. Coming Soon!


Advanced Audacity Step-by-Step


Designed for podcasters and spoken word content creators, Advanced Audacity Step-by-Step builds on the Beginning and Intermediate courses and provides the student with the confidence and skills required to employ the advanced capabilities of Audacity. Coming Soon!