Audacity Download – Install Audacity for FREE
Audacity is a free audio editor and recorder * Record live audio through a microphone or mixer * Digitize recordings from cassette tapes or records * Import and edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files * Easy editing and more!
If you choose to use Audacity for your audio project, you’ll need to download it as well as the separate mp3 encoder that works with it and install them on your computer. Audacity is open-source and free and is available for Windows XP, Vista, and 7. (You’ll also see a Mac version, but I recommend that Mac users go with GarageBand instead.)
Keep in mind that you won’t be able to use Audacity on a lab computer, so you should bring your own laptop to class, if applicable. You can use GarageBand on a lab computer, but you can’t import a GB project into Audacity. You can, however, export an mp3 out of GB and import that.