The Book of Audacity: Record, Edit, Mix, and Master with the Free Audio Editor

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No Starch Press, Mar 15, 2011 - Computers - 384 pages
The Book of Audacity is the definitive guide to Audacity, the powerful, free, cross-platform audio editor. Audacity allows anyone to transform their Windows, Mac, or Linux computer into a powerful recording studio.

The Book of Audacity is the perfect book for bands on a budget, solo artists, audiophiles, and anyone who wants to learn more about digital audio. Musician and podcaster Carla Schroder will guide you through a range of fun and useful Audacity projects that will demystify that geeky audio jargon and show you how to get the most from Audacity.

You’ll learn how to:
–Record podcasts, interviews, and live performances
–Be your own backing band or chorus
–Edit, splice, mix, and master multitrack recordings
–Create super high-fidelity and surround-sound recordings
–Digitize your vinyl or tape collection and clean up noise, hisses, and clicks
–Create custom ringtones and sweet special effects

In addition, you’ll learn how to choose and use digital audio hardware like mics and preamps, and tune your computer for flawless audio performance. You’ll also find out how to package your work for digital distribution, whether you want to share a podcast through iTunes or sell your own CDs. Become your own producer with The Book of Audacity. The fun starts now.
 

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The Book of Audacity: Record, Edit, Mix, and Master with the Free Audio Editor
Carla Schroder - Computers - 2011 - 384 pages
The Book of Audacity is the definitive guide to Audacity, the powerful
, free, cross-platform audio editor. Audacity allows anyone to transform their Windows, Mac, or Linux computer into a powerful recording studio. The Book of Audacity is the perfect book for bands on a budget, solo artists, audiophiles, and anyone who wants to learn more about digital audio. Musician and podcaster Carla Schroder will guide you through a range of fun and useful Audacity projects that will demystify that geeky audio jargon and show you how to get the most from Audacity. You’ll learn how to: –Record podcasts, interviews, and live performances –Be your own backing band or chorus –Edit, splice, mix, and master multitrack recordings –Create super high-fidelity and surround-sound recordings –Digitize your vinyl or tape collection and clean up noise, hisses, and clicks –Create custom ringtones and sweet special effects In addition, you’ll learn how to choose and use digital audio hardware like mics and preamps, and tune your computer for flawless audio performance. You’ll also find out how to package your work for digital distribution, whether you want to share a podcast through iTunes or sell your own CDs. Become your own producer with The Book of Audacity. The fun starts now.
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Contents

Audacity from Start to Finish
1
Building a Good Digital Sound Studio on the Cheap
31
Transferring Vinyl LPs and Other Legacy Media to CD
53
Creating and Editing Live Tracks for CD
79
Authoring a Compilation CD
101
Authoring Super HighFidelity Audio DVDs
119
Creating Podcasts
133
Becoming an Online Star
151
Fixits and Cleanups
233
Configuring Linux for Best Audio Quality
257
Configuring Windows for Best Audio Quality
291
Customizing Audacity
303
Audio Hardware
317
Glossary
323
Seven Myths of Digital Audio
333
References and Resources
337

Multitrack Recording
165
Making Your Own Ringtones
195
Audacity Plugins for Special Effects
207

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Carla Schroder is the author of Linux Cookbook, Linux Networking Cookbook (O’Reilly), and hundreds of how-tos for various technology publications, and is the managing editor of Linux Today and Linux Planet. Carla enjoys playing instruments and recording local bands using Audacity. She is a systems and network administrator.

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