PacktLib: Getting started with Audacity 1.3

Getting started with Audacity 1.3

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

Preface

Audacity and the World of Audio Editing

What is Audacity?

Will it work for me?

Moving up to Audacity 1.3

Common audio editing terms used in Audacity

Opening Audacity

Understanding projects

Pointers for working in Audacity

Using the best equipment

Summary

The Basics: Setting Up a Project

Creating a new project

Setting the Audacity Preferences

Planning for your recording session

Summary

Ready and Action! Creating a Voice Track and Recording Interviews

Recording voice tracks

Recording an interview with Skype

Summary

Making It Sound Better: Editing Your Podcast

Dissecting the recorded audio

Working within the project

The basics of editing

Summary

Advanced Editing: Fixing the Glitches and Removing the Noise

Using filters

Removing noise

Evening out the sound

Normalizing

More sound effects

Summary

Saving Projects and Exporting Podcasts

Audio formats to which Audacity exports

Podcast formats

Installing libraries

Exporting your project as an MP3

Distributing your podcast

Other Export File Options

Summary

Beyond the Basics: Editing for Even Better Sound

Softening sibilants

Clip and replace sounds

Aligning tracks and using Time Shift

Splitting and duplicating audio

Joining audio tracks

Modifying settings for the entire track

Summary

Importing and Adding Background Music

Importing digital music into Audacity

Adding music to your podcast

What is overdubbing and how do I do it?

Downmixing and rendering

Vinyl records, cassette tapes, or minidiscs

Summary

Giving Your Audio Some Depth: Applying Effects

The Effect menu

Summary

Making Audacity Even Better With Plug-Ins and Libraries

Installing plug-ins

Installing VST Enabler

Installing libraries

Using a plug-in

Using libraries

Summary

Toolbar, Menu, and Keyboard Shortcut Reference

Glossary of Terms

Index