Starting in January 2020, pick up, return, and reserve equipment from the 3rd-floor Circulation Desk. For more details, read our announcement about Media Equipment Moving from Gelardin to the Lauinger Circulation Desk.

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Audacity is a free, open-source software for recording and editing sounds. Available for Windows, Mac, and GNU/Linux. Download Audacity here. Make sure to download the additional Lame MP3 encoder if you want to export your audio as an mp3 file.


  • Record live audio.
  • Supports basic audio editing; splicing, mixing, changing pitch or speed.
  • User-friendly.


  • Works only with Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.