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Recording your mix with Audacity

Audacity

Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows and Mac. This is a great application to use when recording a mix with Scratch Live, Serato DJ, Serato DJ Intro or Itch.

You can use Audacity to:

  • Record live audio.
  • Edit MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.
  • Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
  • Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
  • And more! 

For Windows users: skip to page 2 of this article.

For Macbook Pro users: continue with the Audio Setup instructions below;

Macbook Pro

Changing The Headphone Output into a Mic Input.

Some Macbook Pro's have a dual 3.5mm jack port. This allows you to change it from being a headphone output, into a Microphone input.

If you don't have a dual port, you can simply use the line in input without any sound preference configuration. 

Here is how you do it:

1. Click the APPLE in the top left hand corner of your desktop.

2. Navigate to SYSTEM PREFERENCES.

3. Open the SOUND preference window.

4. Navigate along to the INPUT tab.
5. You will see a drop down menu “use audio port for: ”  Drop this menu down and select “SOUND INPUT”.

6.  Close the sound preference window.

The Macbook Pro 3.5mm port is now setup as a MIC INPUT, and you are now ready to start using Audacity, by following the instructions on page 2.


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