What is Audacity Step-by-Step: Beginner to Advanced?

Audacity Step-by-Step: Beginner to Advanced is a comprehensive in-depth, on-demand video training course for podcasters and spoken word content creators. As the name implies, it starts at the beginning, assuming little or no experience with Audacity. From there it moves into intermediate and advanced topics related to Audacity that are difficult to find elsewhere at this price.

In addition to valuable content, Audacity Step-by-Step: Beginner to Advanced is priced low to reach as many people as possible with outstanding Audacity training that will build your confidence and skill so you can produce exceptional spoken word content using this powerful program. Watch the short video below for more info.

What Others Are Saying...

Mike Adams makes learning Audacity easy and fun! His clear and thorough step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, and you begin using Audacity right away with him, creating your own spoken word projects. He explains in detail how to record, edit, and produce quality audio in a style that is easy to follow and understand. If you are interested in learning how to create a podcast using Audacity, this is the course to take! You won't be sorry.
-Deirdre Kirmis, System Architect, Technology Services Operation and Support, Arizona State University

This is a great course. I have been using Audacity for close to 20 years, but I'm still learning new things. Mike is great at explaining things and it's cool to see his process. If you are a podcaster who records and edits with Audacity, you will be helped by this course.
-David Hooper, Broadcaster, Podcaster, Author, and Media Marketing Expert. Author of several books on marketing, including Big Podcast – How To Grow Your Podcast Audience, Build Listener Loyalty, and Get Everybody Talking About Your Show.

I must say that Mike Adams has got to be the greatest Instructor for teaching the Audacity platform that I have EVER come across. I got tired of having to hunt out recording studios to help me create my radio dramas and decided to search out an instructor that would be able to help a newbie like me. Mike Adams fit the bill! He not only "took me by the hand" and walked me step-by-step through his course, but he covered ALL the material needed including something as simple as "where to click and why" which is EXACTLY what a beginner like myself, needed. I have excelled in mastering the Audacity platform and couldn't have done it without Mike Adams and this course.
-Tom Arillotta, Radio Drama Writer and Producer

Mike Adams is a wonderful instructor who walks us step by step in this course from the beginning to the advanced features available in Audacity, and if you have questions he usually answers within 24 hours. I've already recommended his courses a few times in different Voiceover groups on Facebook.
-Diane Jarecki, Podcaster, Audiobook Narrator

Course Curriculum

  Section One: Getting Started With Audacity
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  Section Two: Audacity Fundamentals
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  Section Three: Intermediate Audacity
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  Section Four: Voice Frequency
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  Section Five: Advanced Audacity
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Meet Your Instructor

Hello! My name is Mike Adams and I created and teach Audacity Step-by-Step: Beginner to Advanced. While I have taught in several different venues over the years, I unintentionally stumbled into online video teaching several 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 a podcaster or audiobook narrator who's new to Audacity, I invite you to enroll in Audacity Step-by-Step: Beginner to Advanced 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 there are no requirements for 3rd party software in this course.

What version of Audacity is required in this course?
I recommend version 3.2.0 or later. There are features in version 3.2.0 and later that I demonstrate in this course, such as stackable, realtime effects, that aren't available in earlier versions. If you want to open the project files I provide, you'll need Audacity version 3.0 or later. Versions prior to 3.0 cannot open the optional files I provide.

What type of recording hardware is required in this course?
No hardware is required but if you want to make your own recordings to practice on, I recommend a USB mic to get started. A Samson Q2U mic is a good starter microphone that won't drain your pocketbook. Here's an Amazon link to it for more information. This is NOT an affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3WbPGpE

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 for spoken word productions.

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?
As the course name implies, this is a beginner to advanced course. I start at the beginning and assume zero experience with Audacity. The first two sections of this course are designed for beginners or those with little or no experience with Audacity. Good computer skills and the ability to navigate different windows in a computer are assumed in this course.

I'm an ACX audiobook narrator who uses Audacity. Will this course benefit me as audiobook narrator?
Absolutely! I'm an ACX audiobook narrator myself and the information in this course will be invaluable to you because it's a deep dive into the Audacity software itself that uncovers many of the tools, features, and capabilities of Audacity that benefit any spoken word content creator. For instruction targeting ACX audiobook creation specifically, you might want to check out my course, ACX Audiobook Production Using Audacity, here at The Audacity Bootcamp.

What if after enrolling, I decide this course doesn't fit my needs. Is there a refund policy?
Yes! Each course comes with a 14-day money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied for any reason within that time, the full cost of the course will be refunded to you. No questions asked.

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