Best Music Freeware: Audacity Audio Editor

Music Educator’s Freeware Toolkit (Currently- filling our toolbox)

Title: Audacity

Category: Freeware Audio Editor

Description: A freeware title that allows you record and edit audio files.

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Tested On Which System (before posting): VISTA

Teaching Ideas: This software allows you to record live audio and edit it.  It includes many advanced features like, pitch changing, effects utilization and support up to 96kHz sampling.   This software can be used in class to edit your own concert programs, add fade-ins and outs, slow down or speed up music, and anything that you could think of that requires audio editing.  The software is cross-platform and supports PC, MAC, and Linux.

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Best regards,

J. Pisano

Mac and Linux Friends: If I’ve posted something that you know of a comparable counterpart please add it in the comments section below…

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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website