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Theater Studies

Use this guide to find books, articles, databases, and other resources for research in Theater

Music and Sound Design


Step 1: Download Audacity

  • "Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems." (Download Audacity

Step 2: Download the LAME mp3 Encoder

  • The LAME mp3 Encoder exports files from Audacity as an mp3 file. (Download LAME)

Step 3: Directions for Downloading Audacity and LAME

Tutorials, Music, and Sounds


  • Audacity from Berkeley: Includes directions for recording, importing, editing, and exporting sound files as a finished mp3.

Creative Commons

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Music and Sounds

‚ÄčRetrieve audio from YouTube videos

Recording Audio with your Smartphone

Recording Audio with an iPhone:

  • Use the Voice Memo app.
  • Click here to learn how to convert .M4A files into MP3 using iTunes
  • Click here to learn how to convert .M4A files into MP3 using VLC Player

Recording Audio with an Android: