Audacity is a widely used FREE DAW for Macs and PCs that is very popular in voiceover. Knowing how to use more of its functions can advance your workflow and help you produce better audio recordings and ultimately help you produce your own demos. This is important to your knowldedge base and the concepts learned in Audacity 101 can help you with other multi-track recording software. Also, completion of Audacity 101 qualifies you to take Audacity 102, where you will produce a commercial with voiceover, music and sound effects.
Laptops are not required, but if you plan on recording audio with your laptop, pre-load Audacity onto your laptop and bring it to the workshop. Make sure Audacity is active and operational on your laptop to help save valuable class time.
Download the Audacity software by copying this URL into your search window: http://www.audacityteam.org/