Getting Started with Audacity 1.3

e-Book & Magazine. May 10, 2010 by d3pz4i.
Getting Started with Audacity 1.3
Getting Started with Audacity 1.3
Publisher: Packt Publishing 2010 | 220 Pages | ISBN: 1847197647 | PDF | 6 MB

Using the Audacity software as the starting off point, we discuss what the software is, what it can do, how you can use it, and where you go to get started installing it. All of this information is grounded in some basic audio editing terminology and background for those that aren’t so technology inclined

There’s always more you can do with Audacity! The last portion of the book is dedicated to just that – discussing more advanced editing and mixing techniques, using affects, adding music, adding additional plug-ins to the software. All still incorporating examples and easy to follow tasks you can try on your own audio projects.

Create your own podcasts, edit music, and more with this open source audio editor

* Teaches basic techniques for using Audacity to record and edit audio tracks – like podcasts and interviews
* Combines learning to use software program with the simple theories behind digital audio and common audio terms
* Provides advanced editing techniques and tips for using Audacity beyond a first project
* Uses a task based, step-by-step approach to guide newcomers into the world of audio editing

What you will learn from this book

* Learn to use the Audacity software–what it is, how to install it, and all of its main features
* Learn setting up projects and how to record your content for your first podcast
* Master audio editing basics for voice tracks like trimming, amplifying, removing “noise,” duplicating and splitting tracks, changing pitch, speed, and more
* Create MP3 Podcasts from your saved projects and then prepare the file and upload it to personal websites or iTunes
* Learn more about advanced editing techniques like fading in and out, click removal, timeshifting, using multiple audio tracks, overdubbing, mixing and more
* Add background music to projects as well as import music from CDs, cassette tapes, and vinyl records
* Use all the audio effects pre-installed with Audacity like echo, amplify, bass boost, and normalize
* Install and use Audacity plugins like Nyquist, LADSPA, and VST effects
* Common terms used audio recording and editing as the book has a complete Glossary
* All toolbar, menu, and keyboard shortcuts used in the software

Conversational and practical, this book is full of real life examples of where and how you would use the Audacity software. Not only does it give you task-based step-by-step instructions from installation to advanced audio editing techniques, it caters to the beginner to familiarize them with all the jargon, suggests recording equipment, it walks them through a simple sample project showing off everything Audacity can do.


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