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Fall 2020 Penn Libraries Media Support

Audacity audio editing software

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Audacity

Audacity is a free, cross-platform application used for editing audio files in MP3, WAV and other file formats in Windows, Mac and Linux environments.

Learning Audacity through LinkedIn Learning.

All current Penn students, staff and faculty have access to tutorials on the various uses of Audacity through LinkedIn Learning. Find more information on Audacity in this Penn Libraries guide. For an in-depth tutorial on Audacity, head to this LinkedIn Learning course. Once you open this tutorial, you'll find a table of contents where you can jump to specific topics of interest, or you can start at the beginning and work your way through the course at your own pace. Be aware that some courses will have you download materials on your local computer to use along with the course training.

Penn Libraries Staff Consultation Appointments

If you aren't able to find answers to your questions from LinkedIn Learning tutorials, or for questions about specific uses of software for your course, current members of the Penn community can schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Penn Libraries staff member through an appointment form.

GarageBand audio editing software

GarageBand audio sofware

GarageBand

GarageBand operates on macOS and iOS platforms, offering sound editing and music production free for Apple device users.

Learning GarageBand through LinkedIn Learning.

Find more information on GarageBand on this Penn Libraries guide or on this in-depth LinkedIn Learning tutorial. Once you open this tutorial, you'll find a table of contents where you can jump to specific topics of interest, or you can start at the beginning and work your way through the course at your own pace. Be aware that some courses will have you download materials on your local computer to use along with the course training.

If you have a question that doesn't seem to be addressed by the LinkedIn tutorial, you can schedule a consultation with Penn Libraries staff through the link at the bottom of this page.

REAPER digital audio workstation

Reaper Digital Audio Workstation

REAPER

REAPER is an open source, cross-platform application used for advanced audio editing and production in Windows, Mac and Linux environments. REAPER is recommended for advanced users interested in facilitating music recording, multi-track recording and other uses. 

The program allows for a free, sixty-day trial (No registration or personal details are required). For an in-depth tutorial on REAPER, head to this LinkedIn Learning course. Once you open this tutorial, you'll find a table of contents where you can jump to specific topics of interest, or you can start at the beginning and work your way through the course at your own pace. Be aware that some courses will have you download materials on your local computer to use along with the course training. If you have a question that doesn't seem to be addressed by the LinkedIn tutorial, you can schedule a consultation with Penn Libraries staff member through an appointment form.

Download REAPER here: REAPER | Download

Online Training & Consultations

Online Training

All Penn student, faculty and staff have access to the excellent web-based training modules for a variety of software in LinkedIn Learning. You'll find short introduction videos of a few minutes to comprehensive, in-depth training videos through LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda) in this collection of tutorials available to current members of the Penn community.  Many of the longer videos are broken into searchable chapters which can be viewed on their own or as part of a series and can also be saved in your LinkedIn Learning account to review at a later time if you forget what you learned. There are usually multiple courses associated with any given application, each with its own instructor and approach to training. 

Penn Libraries Staff Consultation Appointments

If you aren't able to find answers to your questions from LinkedIn Learning or for questions about specific uses of software for your course, current members of the Penn community can schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Penn Libraries staff member through an appointment form. Find a librarian through the software lists and be sure to let our staff know what you'd like to learn more about when filling out the form and if you've accessed any of the LinkedIn Learning tutorials. If you don't see the software you are interested  in through the menu on this form, it is likely that it is outside of the range of applications we can support. If you aren't sure which applications might be helpful for a specific use or have other questions about the use of media in your courses, submit a consultation request through the form on this media support page and the appropriate staff member will follow up with you as soon as possible.