What Is ACX Audiobook Production Using Audacity?

Are you an ACX audiobook narrator, editor, or producer who uses Audacity as your audio editing software? ACX Audiobook Production Using Audacity will give you the skills and confidence you need so you can produce exceptional audiobooks that will pass the stringent ACX requirements, using only Audacity.

What Others Are Saying...

"Anyone new to Audacity and ACX should take this course. The explanations for ACX requirements and how to meet them are excellent. A fantastic value." -SF

"Excellent, excellent, excellent. I’m a novice with regard to Audacity, as well as audiobook narration. This course has taught me so much and I am grateful. I strongly recommend this course for anyone working with audacity. Thank you." -BM

"Perfect tools for getting my audiobook through the Audacity check. The book passed the test and is now published." -GD

"This course is jam packed with knowledge with little to no fluff at all. You will get exactly what you came here for. The instructor also provides files so you can follow along with him as you practice what he is teaching and includes pop quizzes to help you retain the information he is teaching. I can't recommend it enough!" -SR

"This was an incredible class that I finished in a day. I'm in the midst of narrating my book and was struggling with certain aspects of Audacity but feel a lot more confident now. I liked Mike's pacing and how he highlighted and explained features that are important to those of us who live in mortal fear of failing ACX requirements. Thank you, Mike!" -NZ

Course Curriculum

Here's a glimpse into what you'll learn in ACX Audiobook Production Using Audacity. Feel free to preview the Section Overviews to get a feel for the course and see if it's a good fit for you.

  Section 1: Getting Started
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  Section 2: ACX Audiobook Requirements
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  Section 3: Hands-on Recording and Post-Production for ACX
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  Section 4: Content Editing and MP3 Export
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Meet Your Instructor

Hello! My name is Mike Adams and I created and teach ACX Audiobook Production Using Audacity. 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, educational video production, and ACX audiobook narration and production.

If you're an audiobook narrator who uses Audacity as your software of choice, I invite you to enroll in ACX Audiobook Production Using Audacity because I think you're going to like what you see, hear, and learn in this course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any additional software expenses required in this course?

No. Audacity is a free software program and all the plugins we use in this course are from the Audacity website and are free as well.

What version of Audacity is required in this course?

If you want to open the optional assignment files you'll need Audacity version 3.0 or later. Versions prior to 3.0 cannot open the optional practice files I provide.

What type of recording hardware is required in this course?

At a minimum, you'll need either a microphone and a microphone interface to connect it to your computer, or a USB microphone. The final lecture of Section 4 contains links to resources for more information.

Do you talk about microphone technique, room acoustic treatments, or voice technique in this course?

No. This course is focused completely on the Audacity software and how to use it exclusively in audiobook production.

After the course starts, how long do I have to finish it?

Once you purchase the course, it's yours. You can move through it as fast or as slow as you like and return to it at any time.

I'm new to Audacity. Will this course be too advanced for me?

This is not a beginning Audacity course but many people new to Audacity have taken it and done just fine. Good computer skills will go a long way in this course. If it proves to be too much for you, there is a full refund of the course fee within 30 days of purchase.

Are you ready to take your audiobook production to the next level? Enroll now for full lifetime access to this course.

Courses Currently in Production

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!