I got an iPod a few months ago, and have spent my time largely listening to music on it, which has been great. Recently
So anyway, I heard about Audacity (the free sound editor program) and decided to download a copy and give it a go. I also got a Logitech headset (I’m planning on messing about with Skype too, so this’ll be useful for both).
I’ve downloaded the 1.2.4b version of Audacity for Windows XP, so let’s try a quick install:
- Run the executable after downloading. If you’re security conscious, you’ll probably virus scan it first.
- Click Next to move past the Welcome screen.
- Read (ha ha) the license agreement, accept it and click Next. You’ll get a bit of an information screen next – read it and move on.
- Installation Location: Unless you’ve got any peculiar requirements, accept the default and click Next.
- On the next screen, you’ll want to Create a desktop icon and also to associate Audacity project files with the Audacity program. Goes without saying, really. Click Next for another exciting installation summary screen, then click Install.
- Installation took nano seconds on my PC, then the final screen with an option to Launch Audacity. Click Finish, we’re done.
Not Quite Finished: Audacity First Run
Whoops, looks like I spoke too soon. As I launched Audacity for the first time, I got a screen asking me to choose which language to use. I answered English, in case you’re interested. Once that’s done, the program should launch.
Was quite surprised at how quickly the whole thing started up, actually.