Audio Digitization Workflow using Audacity

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Create a new audio track


Name your audio track

Digitize tape

Begin Recording: Click the red circle button on the top left corner to capture. Hit record about 6 seconds before pressing play on the tape playback deck.

Stop recording: Click to yellow square on the top left corner to stop capture.

*Monitor and listen to the recording while digitizing for squealing, dropout, clipping, and decibel levels.

Trim audio Track

Trim beginning and end:

*Leave at least 6 seconds of time before the beginning and after the end of the recording.

Export audio track


Set export preferences: