Hello, Audacity. It’s been awhile.

AudacityMaking recordings and playing them back for private listening is a central part of how I do business. It has been for many years. This is common practice for those of us responsible for keeping accurate records of meetings, interviews, business proceedings, etc. There are many recording devices on the market today that are easy and effective to use for this purpose and most modern computer operating systems come complete with software that makes playing back the recorded audio files equally easy. VLC and Banshee are two that pop up on different computers I use, and there are many others. But when a situation calls for careful editing of these audio files, different tools are called for.

A situation has presented itself to me now that calls for more detailed editing of an audio file than I usually do. So I’m reaching for Audacity, a tool I last used five or six years ago or so. At that time its learning curve seemed a bit steep and difficult to follow, if I remember correctly. Software does evolve over time, of course. I wonder how much I remember from my previous time with it. I wonder if it’s easier to use now. Guess I’ll find out.

The adventure continues.