by Carla Schroder
March 2011, 384 pp.
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:
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.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Audacity from Start to Finish
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"I've already learned some things even I didn't know about."
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"Schroder's pleasant writing style, combined with her real-life examples, make The Book of Audacity a must-read for anyone using Audacity."
"Recommended for both beginner and advanced audio folk."
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The Book of Audacity "strikes a balance between technical discussion and everyday reality, with a tone that is both engaging and entertaining."
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The Book of Audacity "certainly deserves a place on the bookshelf of journalism teachers, colleges, musicians and anyone interested in mastering quality audio."
"With this book the time spent sweating is reduced and the time spent making good audio is increased!"
"Readers looking for practical advice on how to perform common audio tasks will find the answers here."
"The layout is clean, bright, and welcoming, with lots of graphs and images, and equally welcoming text."