The Book of Audacity

The Book of Audacity

Record, Edit, Mix, and Master With the Free Audio Editor

Book - 2011
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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 pream
Publisher: San Francisco : No Starch Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781593272708
Branch Call Number: 781.34536 AUD 2011
Characteristics: xxii, 359 p. : ill


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Aug 15, 2014

A must have reference book for any one considering making a recording of any type. Full of tidbits and tips on every facet of digital recording. Bitrates vs. sampling rates, Dbs, dynamic range, 16 bit 24 bit 32 bit float. MP3 FLAC, Ogg. It's all explained, so is the hardware needed, how to get by on a budget too, not just a list of high end equipment you need for mortgage the house for. The author's setup is very modest and makes sense for those wanting to dabble in recording or just curious. Whether you're going to transfer an old LP record to CD or record a dozen musicians in a live club, this is the book you need. Also a good resource for optimizing your PC and OS for the demands of recording XP, Win7, Linux, Mac OS discussed.

James Poulin
Jul 20, 2014

Excellent book. Provides insight into many aspects of the software that you didn't even know existed.

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