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Getting started with Audacity 1.3

By : Bethany Hiitola, Stephen Daulton
Book Image

Getting started with Audacity 1.3

By: Bethany Hiitola, Stephen Daulton

Overview of this book

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.Then we'll start digging into a sample project! You'll learn about how to set up a project, create a voice track, record an interview with Skype, and basic audio editing techniques. All of this done in an easy to follow, task based approach with lots of examples. Here, we plan to go a step further, we teach how to wrap all of these steps together and create a podcast that can be posted on your own website or blog.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.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Getting started with Audacity 1.3
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Giving Your Audio Some Depth: Applying Effects
Toolbar, Menu, and Keyboard Shortcut Reference
Glossary of Terms


In this chapter, we learned how to save your project in its final state, and how to export it in different audio types so that you can send it out as a final podcast, or post it on a website for download. We even discussed how to add some metadata tags for your podcast (artist, genre, title, and so on), and all the details for distributing your podcast, including posting to your own website or blog, and submitting it to the iTunes Store podcast directory. We even discussed in some detail how to export in other formats besides MP3.

Now that we have covered the basics, and even exported a finished podcast, we're going to spend the next chapter going into more advanced Audacity capabilities. We will use more than one audio track, and learn how to split, duplicate, overdub, and a whole bunch more, so that your podcasts can become even better and more professional.