"Last month, we described the open source audio editing
application Audacity as the 16-ounce framing hammer of podcast
creation and editing. This month, we'll take a deeper look into
Audacity, familiarizing you a bit more with the interface and some
of the more esoteric but useful features of the application.
"Let's start by setting up the application to meet your needs.
From the menu, select Edit Preferences. You'll find a window tabbed
along the left edge, full of options to tweak Audacity. Let's walk
through the critical items tab by tab..."