The AudioSculpt environment consists both in a set of folders on the user's hard drive : the User Home Folder, and a visual interface with windows and displays. The User Home allows to store and organize all the material to be used, manipulated and produced at a session. The interface, which unfolds when launching the application and opening a sound file is dedicated to the manipulation of the signal. This volume documents the AudioSculpt environment general features. All required directions and information about files management in OM, preferences, etc., can be found here.