01 - Required Materials

For this course you will need a computer running Windows, macOS or Linux, a pair of headphones and internet connection. We will use the open-source video conferencing tool Jitsi throughout the workshop. You will receive a link to the video chat from the administration. Open it up in your web browser, and you should be good to go. No need to create an account or sign in.


Before we start, please download and install the free and open source sound editor Audacity. This easy-to-use program will enable you to record your own sounds as well as deal with existing recordings.

Mac users should follow the instructions on this page to install the program. When you click on this link you will be taken to the downloads page. Click on Audacity macOS DMG to start the download. Confirm that you want to open with DiskImage Utility when asked. After the download is finished, drag the Audacity icon to the Applications icon.

Windows users should click on Audacity 2.3.3 installer. Launch the downloaded .exe file and follow the instructions.

Linux users can use their distribution’s package manager to install Audacity. On Arch Linux enter this in a terminal:

sudo pacman -S audacity

and you’re done.