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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

Chapter 9. Giving Your Audio Some Depth: Applying Effects

Audio effects let you enhance your audio tracks, manipulate sounds into others, and basically let you make your recording much more than just a voice recording. In this chapter, we'll use effects to make your project sound clearer, crisper, and enhanced for rich sound. However, you can do much more. Audacity has over 20 effects that come as standard in the software. Some of these we've used already, such as Amplify, Fade In or Out, and Noise Removal. We'll review effects at a basic level, and explore even more effects—learn how to use them, and learn how they can help to make your recordings sound even better.